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Awards | Past Recipients

The Covenant Award, established in 1991, is a prestigious and widely respected recognition of educators and innovators who have made a distinguishable mark in the realm of Jewish education, and across its myriad settings, denominations and levels.

“They do not share one denomination, one pedagogical approach, one teaching venue, or one definition of teaching,” notes Eli N. Evans, chairman of the Foundation’s board of directors. “The one commonality among these uncommon people is their abiding love of Judaism and the Jewish people and their devotion to the perpetuation of the Jewish heritage. In ways large and small, each has helped to make a Jewish renaissance imaginable.”

Learn how each Covenant Award has made a unique mark on Jewish education by clicking the links below.

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Director's View

Nov 25, 2013
It is not original to think about miracles at this time of year. Nor is it unique to think of gifts and giving thanks.  So with our recent celebration of learning in Chicago in mind, I am inspired once again to share these gifts of the wisdom that reside with Jewish educators that we know and respect, real thoughts from real people: [more]