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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Thought Leadership

1 March, 2017

Sight Line Volume XIII: The Covenant Classroom

Dear readers, This month, we return to The Covenant Classroom! Inside you’ll find reflections from our 2016 Covenant Award recipients, a retrospective on 25 years of grant making in Jewish education, a tribute to one of the great Jewish philanthropists and leaders in Jewish education, Bill Berm...

Thought Leadership

20 February, 2017

Reflections on Civil Discourse and Civic Engagement, on President’s Day

On President’s Day, we’re reminded of our lucky position as citizens of a democracy, and as Jewish people living freely in a democratic country. To honor and celebrate the myriad voices that make up our great community, we’ve collected reflections from five practitioners in the areas of Jewish...

Our News

21 December, 2016

May the Brilliant Light of Jewish Education Shine On You, This Hanukkah

Chag Urim Sameach! This Hanukkah, as The Covenant Foundation celebrates its 25th year of supporting Jewish education, we continue to shine a light on the exceptional teachers in our classrooms and our lives. To honor our teachers--the dreamers and the visionaries, we’ve commissioned an origi...

Our News

13 December, 2016

Sight Line Volume XII: A Platform for Dreams and Visions

Greetings! In honor of The Covenant Foundation’s 25th Anniversary, this special edition of Sight Line edition zooms out and looks at the past, present and future of the Foundation’s grantmaking and the leadership that has allowed our work to flourish. Our slate of Insights interviews featu...

Our News

14 November, 2016

Five Emerging Jewish Educators Receive 2016 Pomegranate Prize

Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2016 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize today, recognized for their tremendous promise, focused leadership and willingness to take risks in their burgeoning careers.

Our News

13 November, 2016

Three Jewish Educators Honored at 2016 Covenant Award and 25th Anniversary Ceremony

Three Jewish educators received The Covenant Foundation’s 2016 Covenant Award today, honored for their creativity, commitment and vigorous work toward inclusion in the Jewish community.

Community News

18 October, 2016

Talking Facts, Hard Work and Rejoicing in Judaism: An Interview with Deborah E. Lipstadt

In 1996, British writer David Irving sued Holocaust scholar Deborah E. Lipstadt and her publisher Penguin Books for libel in an English court. Irving’s accusation was that in her book, Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, Lipstadt had described some of Irving’s work as Holocaust denial. Because English libel law places the burden of proof on the defendant rather than the plaintiff, Lipstadt and her winning British legal defense team were forced to prove that the Holocaust did indeed happen.

Community News

18 October, 2016

The Gefilte Manifesto: Making Old Traditions New Again

Rosh Hashanah is behind us, but with winter fast approaching, there is no less of a need for hearty and sustaining recipes to carry us through the colder weather. Enter, The Gefilteria!