Covenant in Action
A Summer of Tikkun Olam
Etgar 36 is still going strong, with 36 and 22-day summer trips for teens, focused on history, politics and activism. In 2015, we interviewed Billy Planer, Founder and Director of Etgar 36, about honing an engaged and invested Jewish teen population.
At the Shefa School, Making Firsts
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
L’dor V’dor: Making Memories at Bubbie Zaydie Family Camp
Jewish overnight camp can be a magical experience; it’s an institution that allows kids to develop confidence, independence and a sense of self, while building a supportive, safe and inclusive commu...
Stop Making Programs, Start Making Communities
What does community mean to you?When I became a mother three years ago, it became increasingly important to me that my family find opportunities for belonging. But as a Jewish professional, educator, ...
How Community Organizing Can Reinvigorate Jewish Community
When I was graduating from college almost 15 years ago, I erroneously added “Community Organizer” to my resume, thinking that my role at Hillel--where I assigned service leaders, planned programs,...