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Dr. Gregory Beiles, Sally Grazi-Shatzkes and Risa Strauss Receive...

Three Jewish educators received The Covenant Foundation’s 2019 Covenant Award this evening, adding their names to an ever-expanding cohort...

2019 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Emerging Jewish Educators

Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2019 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize today at the annual Pomegranate Prize ceremony. This ...

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Ilana Ruskay-Kidd - 2016 Award Recipient

Ilana Ruskay-Kidd is the Founder and Head of School at The Shefa School in New York, a pluralistic Jewish day school that provides a Jewish environment for children with language-based learning challenges. Under her leadership, Shefa has grown exponentially in its short life, enrolling 24 students in grades 2 to 5 in its first academic year and surging to over 140 students in grades 1 to 8 in the fall of 2018. With the founding of Shefa, Ruskay-Kidd has emerged as an advocate for Jewish day schools to more effectively recognize and support children with learning challenges. In the last year, she has convened over 150 professionals from more than 40 Jewish day schools in an effort to change the communal conversation on serving this population of students and their families.

Dr. Rebecca Schorsch - 2014 Award Recipient

Dr. Rebecca Schorsch, Director of Jewish Studies at Chicagoland Jewish High School (CJHS) in Deerfield, IL, has made an impact on students, fellow educators and the greater community in the Chicago area and beyond with singular dedication and leadership.

Amy Meltzer - 2015 Award Recipient

Amy Meltzer, the lead Kindergarten teacher at Lander-Grinspoon Academy (LGA) in Northampton, MA, is proving that a small classroom in a small school in a small town can be a nucleus of inspired Jewish education and a model for the entire field.