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Explore a collection of articles written by Foundation staff, as well as published news items about grantees, award recipients and other thought leaders in the field of Jewish education.

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14 November, 2016

Five Emerging Jewish Educators Receive 2016 Pomegranate Prize

Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2016 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize today, recognized for their tremendous promise, focused leadership and willingness to take risks in their burgeoning careers.

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13 November, 2016

Three Jewish Educators Honored at 2016 Covenant Award and 25th Anniversary Ceremony

Three Jewish educators received The Covenant Foundation’s 2016 Covenant Award today, honored for their creativity, commitment and vigorous work toward inclusion in the Jewish community.

Community News

18 October, 2016

Talking Facts, Hard Work and Rejoicing in Judaism: An Interview with Deborah E. Lipstadt

In 1996, British writer David Irving sued Holocaust scholar Deborah E. Lipstadt and her publisher Penguin Books for libel in an English court. Irving’s accusation was that in her book, Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, Lipstadt had described some of Irving’s work as Holocaust denial. Because English libel law places the burden of proof on the defendant rather than the plaintiff, Lipstadt and her winning British legal defense team were forced to prove that the Holocaust did indeed happen.

Community News

18 October, 2016

The Gefilte Manifesto: Making Old Traditions New Again

Rosh Hashanah is behind us, but with winter fast approaching, there is no less of a need for hearty and sustaining recipes to carry us through the colder weather. Enter, The Gefilteria!

Community News

18 October, 2016

Sukkot Holiday Headset: Ideas for a Sustaining Holiday Season

Chag Sukkot Sameach! Here are some ideas for cultural, intellectual and spiritual sustenance this season: Watch: In this video produced by the Jewish Family Service of Seattle-Project Kavod/Dignity, Covenant Award Recipient Beth Huppin shares how the holiday of Sukkot and the act of buildi...

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29 September, 2016

Shanah Tovah from The Covenant Foundation

In Judaism, we practice the mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim by inviting guests into our homes and making them feel comfortable. And what better reason than the celebration of a new Jewish year to invite guests in, share delicious food, and strengthen our mutual resolve to make 5777 the best year yet? ...

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14 September, 2016

Sight Line Volume XI: Built On the Roots of Tradition - New Models in Jewish Supplementary Education

Dear friends, It’s officially back-to-school season! As educators and students return to their learning spaces reinvigorated with new ideas and inspiration, we offer you a volume of Sight Line devoted to the latest thinking in Jewish Supplementary School programs. This issue begins with a di...

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22 June, 2016

Sight Line Volume X: The Wonder Years- Inside the Field of Jewish Early Childhood Education

It’s fitting that our tenth volume of Sight Line focuses on Jewish early childhood education, because in Judaism, the number 10 represents good luck and strength. These are two qualities we urgently need in our national community right now, and two qualities that we can engender by planting the se...