The Covenant Foundation recognizes the diversity of strengths within the field of Jewish education in North America, across all denominations and settings.

By honoring outstanding Jewish educators and supporting creative approaches to programming, the Foundation works to strengthen educational endeavors that perpetuate the identity, continuity and heritage of the Jewish people.

The Foundation believes those with the creativity and passion to be catalysts for change and innovation in Jewish education are worthy of recognition and support. Consequently, the Foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry.


Joni Blinderman
Executive Director
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Liat David
Administrative Associate
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Jodie Goldberg
Program Officer
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Milana Isakova
Grants and Awards Manager
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Adina Kay-Gross
Editorial Director
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Yonah Kirschner
Program Officer
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Abby Pitkowsky
Program Director
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Ariel PJ Stewart
Senior Program Officer
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Myra Rosenbaum
Director of Planning and Operations
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Ralia Wagner
Director of Finance & Administration
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Steven Ain
Dr. Rena Dorph
Dr. Arnold M. Eisen
Cheryl R. Finkel, Chair
Jordan T. Goodman
Barry Joseph
Dr. Betsy Dolgin Katz
Barbara Goodman Manilow
Deborah S. Meyer
Dr. Steven B. Nasatir
Sara Crown Star
Founding Directors
Susan Crown
Eli N. Evans, Chair Emeritus, z”l
Dr. Jonathan S. Woocher, z”l


45 Rockefeller Plaza

Suite 2300

New York, NY 10111

Phone: 212-245-3500
Fax: 212-245-0619