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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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5 September, 2018

Uplifting Melodies for Rosh Hashanah

First recorded last September 2017 in honor of Rosh Hashanah 5778, we are delighted to once again share with you a recording of the song “Amen,” sung by Tizmoret, a Jewish a cappella group directe...

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2 September, 2018

The Covenant Foundation Mourns the Loss of Rabbi Rachel Cowan

The Covenant Foundation mourns of loss of Rabbi Rachel Cowan and joins her family, her friends, and her colleagues at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality in remembering her incredible vision and d...

Thought Leadership

30 August, 2018

Prompts for Creating Meaningful Conversations Around Your Holiday Table

"The High Holidays remind us of our job to live a life in responsible service to others."So begins the pack of Rosh Hashanah 2018 discussion cards created by the Project Kavod/Dignity team at the Jewi...

Thought Leadership

17 August, 2018

Want to Engage? Join a Club. (Reflections on Civil Discourse and Civic Engagement, from Eric Liu)

As we enter into another political season, ideas of civil discourse, civic engagement and education are on our collective minds. Here, we reprint a February 2017 interview with Eric Liu, Founder and C...

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16 August, 2018

Inspiration from Covenant Award Recipients, As We Head Back to School

The Covenant Classroom means something different to every educator but common goals are to motivate, engage and be inclusive of all learners. Collected here are some reflections from 2016 Covenant Awa...

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6 August, 2018

The Covenant Foundation Mourns the Loss of Shula Strassfeld

The Covenant Foundation mourns the loss of Shula Strassfeld, a gentle soul, who danced her way into our hearts. Shula was generous of spirit, always wise and a true mentor. The Foundation will be dim...

Thought Leadership

10 May, 2018

Jewish Women Change the Landscape of Communal Life Through Mentorship and Study

When 1998 Covenant Award recipient Rabbi Elana Kanter established the Women’s Jewish Learning Center in Phoenix, Arizona in 2010, she often heard the same questions over and over: “Why are you sta...

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10 May, 2018

The Wow Metric of Success: Jewish Life Blooms on the Farm

Spring has arrived, and the Jewish community is busy planting with purpose.In Vaughan, Ontario, the yellow coltsfoot and purple-blue scilla are just starting to flower at the Kavanah Garden, a half ac...