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5 June, 2018

The Covenant Foundation Announces Recipients of 2018 Covenant Award

New York – June 6, 2018 – The Covenant Foundation has announced the names of three Jewish educators who are the 2018 recipients of The Covenant Award. Naomi Ackerman, Founder and Executive Dire...

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...

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10 May, 2018

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...

Thought Leadership

10 May, 2018

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, ...

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10 May, 2018

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,...

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10 May, 2018

JCC Global Amitim: The Power of Uncommon Connections

An ambitious initiative among JCCs around the world is creating unique connections and partnerships, tearing down silos, and seeding innovative international projects to strengthen Jewish community. ...

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2 May, 2018

The Genesis Plays Festival Opens at the 14th Street Y

The Genesis Plays, a series of original performances interweaving the themes that occupy and animate five American cities with the narratives of seminal Biblical characters, are being performed togeth...