Cultivating an 'Attitude of Gratitude' for Thanksgiving and Always
Be Squirrel Hill: Reflections on What We Can Learn About Being Inclusive, Being Upstanders, Embracing One Another
As the news of the past week begins to settle, we look for words of wisdom and comfort. Here, Covenant Award recipient Rivy Poupko Kletenik reflects on what she learned growing up in Squirrel Hill, and what we can teach our children about that model of love and acceptance.
Jewish Education: Share Your Story
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
Engage, Connect, Gather: Passover 2019
Shalom! We are thinking about new ways to engage, connect and emphasize inclusion around the Passover holiday. Below are highlights of three new and original Passover-specific initiatives to consid...
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 in mind, we’ve commissioned a 5-...
The Covenant Foundation Announces $1.6 Million in New Grants to be Disbursed in 2019
The Covenant Foundation announced $1.6 million in new grants today, continuing its commitment to support the most creative and innovative approaches to Jewish education.“It is so inspiring to see th...
Sight Line 18: Contemplating Civil Discourse, The Jewish Imperative
“Civil discourse requires us to listen generously and to act as though—and to really believe—we could be open to persuasion. We each may think: ‘I did not cause this situation, I am not to bla...
2018 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Emerging Jewish Educators
Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2018 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize today at the annual Pomegranate Prize ceremony. This year’s cohort includes educators working in myriad setting...
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...
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...
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...