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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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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...

Our News

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...

Thought Leadership

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...

Thought Leadership

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, ...

Thought Leadership

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,...