Summer Reading for Educators: Recommendations

Summer is a great time to catch up on all of that reading you can’t get to during the school year, but where to begin? Compiled here are b...

At the Shefa School, Making Firsts

The Shefa School in New York celebrated 11 eighth-grade students on June 12th to mark the occasion of its first-ever graduating class. ...


Diana Ganger - 2008 Award Recipient

Nili Simhai - 2009 Award Recipient

Nili Simhai has served for the last decade as director of the Teva Learning Center in New York, a prestigious Jewish environmental educational institute that works with Jewish day schools, congregational schools, synagogues, camps, youth groups and other Jewish organizations and institutions to marry environmental and Jewish values.

Daniel Henkin - 2016 Award Recipient

A pioneer of Jewish a capella singing, Daniel Henkin has been dubbed “our beloved Jewish rock star” by those who spend summers with him at Camp Ramah Nyack. There, Henkin produces the annual Ramah musical celebration, a highlight of the season that attracts thousands of parents, alumni and community leaders. At the Ramaz School in New York, Henkin directs the music program and teaches chamber choirs. At Queens College, he directs the Hillel’s Jewish a cappella group, which draws singers from colleges throughout the New York City area and has been a three-time national champion in Jewish collegiate a cappella competitions.