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
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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
[This is the fifth, and final article in a series about the role of storytelling in Jewish Education, written by grantees of The Covenant Foundation.] By Sam Ball I grew up surrounded by stories; it’s why I became a documentary filmmaker. My grandparents were fabulous storytellers and I loved listening to colorful accounts of their lives, including mythical descriptions of far-flung family, optimistic tales about starting a new life in … [Read more...] about Stories Are Our Most Prized Possessions
By Mikki Pugh [This is the fourth article in a series about the role of storytelling in Jewish Education, written by grantees of The Covenant Foundation.] What story will you tell? Several months ago, I found myself driving through the roads that surrounded a peaceful condominium complex set back behind a noisy Massachusetts highway, with a sinking feeling in my stomach. I was headed to conduct an oral history interview, but while I had … [Read more...] about Using Stories to Transform the World