Past Recipients | 2003
Board of Jewish Education of Greater Washington, A Community Commendation Program for Congregational and other Supplementary Schools, Washington, DC.
To provide structure and support for self-evaluation of supplementary schools in the Greater Washington, DC area. Project Director: Dr. Barry Krasner; $55,350 (1 year).
Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education, Project Kavod: Improving the Culture of Employment in Jewish Education, New York, NY.
TO improve the climate of employment for early childhood Jewish educators for process of community education. Project Director: Eli Schaap; $188,550 (3 years). Executive Summary of Findings
The Myer and Rosalie Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, American History Jewish Curriculum Project, Philadelphia, PA.
To train teachers to use a ground-breaking middle school, American Jewish history curriculum and to create a multi-media component for it. Project Director: Nancy Isserman; $145,100 (3 years).
Jewish Community Day School of Greater Boston, Proficiency Approach to Hebrew Language Teaching: Empowering Teachers Enabling Students, Newton, MA.
To modify a proven, cutting-edge model of language acquisition for teaching Modern Hebrew in Jewish Day Schools and disseminate it to area schools. Project Director: Sharona Givol; $250,000 (5 years).
Mayyim Hayyim: Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center, Healing Waters Initiative: Inventing a New Kind of Adult Educator, Newton, MA.
To train educators or facilitate personal, meaningful, Jewish ritual experiences through participation in a community mikveh that seeks to infuse an ancient ritual with modern meaning. Project Director: Aliza Kline; $182,275 (3 years).
The Spirituality Institute, Educators Program, Northampton, MA.
To create an opportunity for educators who work with teenagers to be trained as spiritual mentors, and to enrich their own spiritual identities. Project Director: Rabbi Nancy Flam; $150,000 (3 years).
University of Michigan Hillel, DVD Guide to Jewish Life, Ann Arbor, MI.
To initiate the creation of a DVD that would be an all-encompassing guide to Jewish life. Project Director: Michael Brooks; $10,000 (1 year).
The Jewish Week, Jewish in America: A Conversation, New York, NY.
To develop a retreat where discussions of Jewish meaning in 21st-century America will take place. Project Director: Gary Rosenblatt; $25,000 (1 year).