The Covenant Foundation announced $1.6 million in new grants today, continuing its commitment to support the most creative and innovative approaches to Jewish education. Foundation grants are divided into two categories: Signature grants, which generally provide funding of up to $150,000 over three years, and Ignition grants, of up to $20,000 for one year to support new and untested approaches. The grants announced today are part of … [Read more...] about The Covenant Foundation announces $1.6 million in New Grants
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By Michelle Shapiro Abraham and Rabbi Ana Bonnheim
Young Jewish professionals are a growing cohort of just-out-of-college professionals who are eager for Jewish living and learning. Their jobs in the Jewish world are often their first jobs out of school and often in synagogues, where they are charged with being the “pied-pipers” of youth engagement in their communities.
The Union for Reform Judaism has increased our support of these new … [Read more...] about From Camp Counselor to Full Time Youth Professional:
What We are Learning About Millennials in the Field
The Covenant Foundation has announced the names of three Jewish educators who are the 2018 recipients of The Covenant Award. Naomi Ackerman, Founder and Executive Director of The Advot Project, Los Angeles, CA; Deborah Newbrun, Senior Jewish Educator and Director Emeritus at Camp Tawonga, San Francisco, CA; and Dr. Susie Tanchel, Head of School at JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, Watertown, MA, are the recipients of the Award, which … [Read more...] about Three Jewish Educators Receive the 2018 Covenant Award
For the past 25 years, the Covenant Foundation has been committed to identifying and championing the most promising educators and projects in the field of Jewish education. With the constant goal of seeking out sustainable ideas and rooting them firmly in the landscape of Jewish life and learning, the Foundation has seeded the field with new visions, experiences, and resources with far-reaching impact. Currently, we are interested in … [Read more...] about A Call for Stories About JFS Programs in your City: Tell Us What’s Good!
By Adina Kay-Gross, for The Covenant Foundation When 1998 Covenant Award recipient Rabbi Elana Kanter established the Women’s Jewish Learning Center in Phoenix, Arizona in 2010, she often heard the same questions over and over: “Why are you starting a learning center for women only?” “Isn’t that a step backward?” Kanter understood the sentiments; after all, our society has come a long way since the days of Betty Friedan and the women’s … [Read more...] about Jewish Women Change the Landscape of Communal Life Through Mentorship and Study