Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2017 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize today at the annual Pomegranate Prize breakfast event. The year’s cohort includes practitioners working in a variety of settings, from synagogue to summer camp and beyond, all dedicated to making a difference in the field of Jewish education.
The 2017 recipients are: Aliza Goodman, Director of Professional Development at The iCenter in Chicago, IL, Rabbi Alissa Forrest Miller, Associate Rabbi at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, California, Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson, Director of Education at T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights in New York, NY, Yoni Stadlin, Founding Director of Eden Village Camp in Putnam Valley, New York and Jane Tuv, Director of Programs for Russian-speaking Children and Families at JCC Manhattan’s Generation R department in New York City.
The Pomegranate Prize, inaugurated in 2011, is designed to honor rising leaders who have been in the field of Jewish education for up to ten years. By encouraging Prize recipients in their pursuits, enabling them to accelerate their professional development and amplify their impact on the field, The Covenant Foundation aims to nurture Pomegranate Prize recipients in an intentional way, and empower them to take risks and make a difference in the field of Jewish education.
The Prize stands next to The Covenant Award, which since 1991 has honored three exemplary Jewish educators each year for innovation and impact across Jewish education settings.