Sight Line Volume 17: Creating Community and Connections

This month’s Sight Line focuses on Jewish educators who build community and create connections. From farms to specialized camps to grassro...

The Genesis Plays Festival Opens at the 14th Street Y

The Genesis Plays, a series of original performances interweaving the themes that occupy and animate five American cities with the narrative...

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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.

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.

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.