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8 June, 2021

The Covenant Foundation Announces Recipients of 2021 Covenant Award

New York – June 8, 2021 – The Covenant Foundation announced the recipients of the 2021 Covenant Award today, honoring three Jewish educators who are forging change in the field of Jewish education...

Thought Leadership

3 May, 2021

Shavuot 5781- Revelation is Just the Beginning

[news_embed news_image_id="11520" layout_type="inside" ][/news_embed] In April and May of 2020, during the early days of the COVID–19 pandemic, Dr. Miriam Heller Stern facilitated an online serie...

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17 March, 2021

Passover 5781 - The Time of Our Freedom

[news_embed news_image_id="11474" layout_type="inside" ][/news_embed] Passover is almost here, and Nisan has begun. Traditionally thought of as the first month of the Jewish year, Nisan brings not ...

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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...