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

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]

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Inspired Education

The Covenant Foundation Names 2015 Award Recipients for Excellence in Jewish Education

From left to right: Michelle Shapiro Abraham, Dr. Sandra Ostrowicz Lilienthal and Amy Meltzer
New York, Jun 3, 2015—Three visionary educators demonstrating the power of inspired Jewish education to create change and drive impact are the 2015 recipients of The Covenant Award for excellence in the field, The Covenant Foundation announced today.[More]

Covenant in Action

Wisdom in Motion: Exploring the Proverbial Proverb with Studio G-dcast

VIDEOMay 21, 2015—Three months ago, grantees and award winners from across the country met at the Covenant Foundation Project Director’s meeting to study and share myriad ways of thinking about creativity and our work in the field.[More]

Girls in Trouble: A Curriculum and Music Just Right for Shavuot

VIDEOSLIDESHOWMay 21, 2015—On Shavuot we commemorate the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. For some, this may mean honoring the holiday by participating in an all-night study session (see the sidebar!). For others, this may mean commemorating the Festival of Weeks by eating blintzes to symbolize the passage from Exodus 3:8, “a land flowing with milk and honey.” And still for others, Shavuot might be...[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.

Community News

Jun 2, 2015

InHEIRitance Project: Jon Adam Ross

June 2, 2015—Five pieces of theater in five cities in three years. This is the mission of the inHEIRitance project, a collaboration spearheaded by performer and playwright Jon Adam Ross and funded by a Covenant Foundation grant. Rooted in the stories of our biblical patriarchs and matriarchs, and with a process that includes text study, workshops, and the personal stories of Jews in...[More]
May 21, 2015

Into the Night: A Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot program at the 14th Street Y.

VIDEOShavuot has a few distinctive customs, but perhaps none is more known than the practice of an all-night study session, or, Tikkun Leil Shavuot . A custom that originated in 16 th century Tzfat, tikkunim taken on myriad forms today; one contemporary spin on the practice is happening in New York this year, at the 14 th Street Y on Saturday, May 23rd, from 7pm to 2am.[More]

Our News

Mar 19, 2015

A Fresh Look at Three Inspired Educators

VIDEOThe Inspired Educator Video Series showcases exemplary moments of the Covenant Classroom in action. The educators featured here are a sample of the many talented educators who offer insight and...[More]
Jan 7, 2015

The Covenant Foundation Announces New Grants

The Covenant Foundation announced $1.6 million in new grants today as part of its mission to support and advance excellence and impact in Jewish education.[More]

Past Award Recipients

Sidney Schwarz

Sidney Schwarz

Rabbi Sidney Schwarz was raised in an observant household on suburban Long Island by his parents, Judy and Allan Schwarz, who were models of Jewish communal involvement and commitment. While...[more] Learn about more Past Award Recipients

Rare Finds

Jul 7, 2015

Jewish Stories of Love and Marriage

Jewish tradition offers myriad stories of love—from the Bible to modern day—and now, those stories and legends have been collected together for the first time, by noted storyteller and...[More]