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2018 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Emerging Jewish Educators

Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2018 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize today at the annual Pomegranate Prize ceremony. ...

Cultivating an 'Attitude of Gratitude' for Thanksgiving and Alway...

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday season, Miriam Heller Stern, National Director of the School of Education at Hebrew Union College-...

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Zion Ozeri - 2013 Award Recipient

Zion Ozeri, Founder and Creative Director of The Jewish Lens, combined his longtime occupation as a photographer and documentarian of Jewish life around the world with a new role as Jewish educator, creating a unique blend of experiential and traditional Jewish education pulsating with the promise of 21st century media.

Rabbi Benay Lappe - 2016 Award Recipient

Rabbi Benay Lappe, founder of Chicago’s SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, accepted the award from James Crown. At SVARA, Rabbi Lappe has established a learning environment where students represent the full spectrum of Jewish life and diversity. Under her leadership, enrollment at SVARA has risen from eight students in its first year, to 600 students studying in SVARA’s Beit Midrash today. Rabbi Lappe is also Senior Fellow and Director of Education at the Institute for the Next Jewish Future in Chicago, where she oversees the faculty and staff Beit Midrash and participates in its Judaism Unbound podcasts.

Amy Skopp Cooper - 2011 Award Recipient

Amy Skopp Cooper has served as Director of Ramah Day Camp in Nyack (New York) since 1997, and as Assistant Director of the National Ramah Commission of The Jewish Theological Seminary for the past seven years.