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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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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...

Thought Leadership

10 June, 2020

Rabbi Seltzer’s Pandemic Superheroes: How One Educator Created a Movement of Good Will

When Rabbi Stuart Seltzer, the Director of Congregational Education at Maryland’s Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools contemplated how he would engage his students during the Coronavirus pandemic ...

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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...

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31 March, 2020

Pesach 5780: Together We Can Meet the Challenge

This year, we find ourselves readying for Pesach with a new reality to contemplate. We may be separated from extended family members, forced to stay indoors, and obligated to find a way to celebrate a...

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4 March, 2020

Purim Is More than Just a Kid's Holiday, and Here's Why

Greetings friends, The holiday of Purim is upon us and celebrations abound. However, Purim also offers us the opportunity for study and reflection. This year, we invite you to consider Covenant ...

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8 January, 2020

The Covenant Foundation Announces $1.7 Million in New Grants to be Disbursed in 2020

New York – Jan. 8, 2020 – The Covenant Foundation announced $1.7 million in new grants today, highlighting anew the diversity of strengths within the field of Jewish education in North America. ...

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6 November, 2019

2019 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Emerging Jewish Educators

New York, NY – Nov. 6, 2019 – Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2019 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize today at the annual Pomegranate Prize ceremony. This year’s Prize recipients ...