News and Media

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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2 February, 2021

The Covenant Foundation Announces a Leadership Transition

New York – Feb 3, 2021 – The Covenant Foundation announced today that Harlene Winnick Appelman will be stepping down from her role as Executive Director on January 1, 2022. Joni Blinderman, who ha...

Thought Leadership

12 January, 2021

Civilly Speaking: A Curriculum on Civil Discourse

As Jewish educators, it is our responsibility to bring more kind and empathetic discourse—and possibly more peace—to our classrooms and our world. With that goal in mind, we commissioned a six-par...

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6 January, 2021

The Covenant Foundation Announces $1.7 Million in New Grants to be Awarded in 2021

New York – Jan. 6, 2021 – The Covenant Foundation announced $1.7 million in new grants today, highlighting the continued promise and value of Jewish education in exceedingly uncertain times. ...

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22 October, 2020

The 2020 Covenant Awards Virtual Celebration: Watch the Event!

On Sunday October 18th the Covenant Foundation honored 2020 Award recipients Maxine Segal Handelman, Russel Neiss and Amanda Pogany, at the Foundation’s first-ever virtual celebration. In addition ...

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19 October, 2020

2020 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Emerging Jewish Educators at Virtual Symposium

New York, NY – October 19, 2020 – Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2020 Pomegranate Prize today at a virtual ceremony hosted by The Covenant Foundation. This year marks the tenth annive...

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23 June, 2020

The Covenant Foundation Announces Recipients of 2020 Covenant Award

New York – June 24, 2020 – The Covenant Foundation has announced the names of three Jewish educators who are the 2020 recipients of the Covenant Award. Maxine Segal Handelman, Director of Famil...

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1 June, 2020

The Covenant Foundation Mourns the Loss of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, z"l

The Covenant Foundation mourns the loss of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, a giant in the world of Jewish education. May his memory be a blessing for his family, friends, students and the Jewish community at ...

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26 May, 2020

This Shavuot, Take Your Tikkun Online

Chag Sameach! We hope that this Shavuot greeting finds you and your family healthy and safe. We know that this year’s celebration will look quite different, as we refrain from the aspects of Sha...