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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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Thought Leadership

14 February, 2018

The Legacy of Lior

In honor of #JDAIM18, and over a decade since making the film Praying With Lior, a documentary about a spiritual and religiously connected boy with Down syndrome as he approaches his Bar Mitzvah, fil...

Thought Leadership

12 February, 2018

Let Other People’s Dignity Be As Precious to You As Your Own

As the month of February continues, so, too, does Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (#JDAIM18). For those of us in the field of Jewish Inclusion, this is our hectic time of year – li...

Thought Leadership

7 February, 2018

Special Education is Good Education

In this video, Sara Rubinow Simon, one of the first Covenant Award recipients, Director Emerita of the Special Needs Department at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, a pioneer in the field o...

Thought Leadership

5 February, 2018

Giving Families and Children Access to Jewish Experiences, No Matter What

Advocates of inclusion practices often speak of the need for holistic inclusion—looking at not just one aspect of a child’s disability, but rather, at the entire scope of factors affecting that ch...

Thought Leadership

1 February, 2018

Thinking [W]holistically about Inclusion: A View from Jerusalem

In 2016, Sight Line interviewed Beth Steinberg, Founder and Executive Director of Shutaf Inclusion Programs in Israel, about how disability is a Jewish peoplehood issue. Two years later, and in honor ...

Covenant in Action

29 January, 2018

Snow Day Innovation! In The City Camp Hosts First-Ever Snow Day Camp

Winter can’t get these educators down. When school kids throughout Atlanta were recently stuck at home for the second snow day in a row, Covenant Foundation 2017 grantees In The City Camp reached ou...

Covenant in Action

19 January, 2018

Looking Back and Looking Forward: A Reflection from Ellen Bernstein, on Tu B’Shevat

In honor of Tu B’Shevat, a reflection from Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, who received a grant as part of the first cohort of Covenant Foundation grantees in 1991. Here, Ellen reflects on how Tu B’Shevat ...

Our News

4 January, 2018

The Covenant Foundation Announces $1.6 Million in New Grants to be Disbursed in 2018

New York – Jan. 4, 2018 – The Covenant Foundation announced $1.6 million in new grants today, investing in Jewish organizations and initiatives with sweeping potential for the field of Jewish Educ...