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Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Jewish Education | Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Jewish Education

Inspired Education

At Annual Awards Event, Three Jewish Educators are Recognized for Vision, Impact and Excellence

Eli Evans, left, Chairman of the Board of The Covenant Foundation, with the recipients of the 2015 Covenant Award, Michelle Shapiro Abraham, Amy Meltzer, and Dr. Sandra Ostrowicz Lilienthal.
Washington, DC, Nov 8, 2015—Three exceptional Jewish educators received The Covenant Foundation’s 2015 Covenant Award today, honored for their dedication, inspiration and vision by hundreds of thought-leaders, colleagues, philanthropists, students, family and friends, who gathered at the Foundation’s annual awards dinner.[More]

SPECIAL PROJECT Sight Line is a digital journal brought to you by The Covenant Foundation. It is intended to offer more information for and about the field of Jewish education in its broadest definition, to evoke conversation, and to create an opportunity for action.[More]

Covenant in Action

A Twin Cities Abraham

VIDEOSLIDESHOWMinneapolis, Jan 14, 2016—For ten nights last month, Twin Cities residents got a glimpse of themselves through the prism of a fictional, hyperkinetic businessman reaching for redemption.[More]

Jewish Museums Help to Repair a Fractured World

SLIDESHOWSep 10, 2015—Jewish museums, and those highly influenced by Jewish content, are moving far beyond their traditional roles as mere frontal presenters of history and collections.[More]


Profiles in Great Teaching

Find inspiration and information in these profiles of our most recent Covenant Award recipients. Click here to find additional films and here for slideshows and multimedia presentations. Don’t miss our 18th anniversary publication, A Covenant of Dreams, celebrating in words and pictures the glorious work of those who received Covenant Foundation grants and Covenant Awards during our first 18 years.

Our News

Jan 6, 2016

The Covenant Foundation Announces New Grants

The Covenant Foundation announced $1.6 million in new grants today, supporting organizations and initiatives with potential to catalyze local and nationwide impact in Jewish education.[More]

Community News

Jan 15, 2016

Lynne Avadenka: How a Poem Begins

Beginning next month, Yeshiva University Museum will exhibit the work of contemporary artist and Covenant Foundation grantee Lynne Avadenka. In How a Poem Begins , Avadenka engages in a visual dialogue with the pre-state Israeli poet Rahel Bluwstein. Working in a range of media, Avadenka weaves together themes of Jewish culture, women’s creativity, and the combined power of word and...[More]
Jan 9, 2016

PAUSE/PLAY: Tu B’Shevat at the 14th Street Y

Looking for something to do with your kids in Manhattan during the cold winter days? Join the community at the 14 th Street Y for a PAUSE/PLAY Shabbat afternoon activity celebrating Tu Bishvat on February 6 th !  Find out more here! [More]

Past Award Recipients

Judy Finkelstein-Taff

Judy Finkelstein-Taff

Ms. Judy Finkelstein-Taff
Head of School
Chicago Jewish Day School
Chicago, Illinois

“My contributions as a Jewish educator have focused on...[more] Learn about more Past Award Recipients