Now is the Time: The Nominations Process for the 2020 Covenant Awards is Open
The Covenant Award is designed to honor, thank, and celebrate outstanding Jewish educators. Nominations are due by November 21, 2019.
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
The Covenant Foundation Announces Recipients of 2020 Covenant Award
New York – June 24, 2020 – The Covenant Foundation has announced the names of three Jewish educators who are the 2020 recipients of the Covenant Award. Maxine Segal Handelman, Director of Famil...
Rabbi Seltzer’s Pandemic Superheroes: How One Educator Created a Movement of Good Will
When Rabbi Stuart Seltzer, the Director of Congregational Education at Maryland’s Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools contemplated how he would engage his students during the Coronavirus pandemic ...
The Covenant Foundation Mourns the Loss of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, z"l
The Covenant Foundation mourns the loss of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, a giant in the world of Jewish education. May his memory be a blessing for his family, friends, students and the Jewish community at ...
This Shavuot, Take Your Tikkun Online
Chag Sameach! We hope that this Shavuot greeting finds you and your family healthy and safe. We know that this year’s celebration will look quite different, as we refrain from the aspects of Sha...
Pesach 5780: Together We Can Meet the Challenge
This year, we find ourselves readying for Pesach with a new reality to contemplate. We may be separated from extended family members, forced to stay indoors, and obligated to find a way to celebrate a...
Purim Is More than Just a Kid's Holiday, and Here's Why
Greetings friends, The holiday of Purim is upon us and celebrations abound. However, Purim also offers us the opportunity for study and reflection. This year, we invite you to consider Covenant ...
The Covenant Foundation Announces $1.7 Million in New Grants to be Disbursed in 2020
New York – Jan. 8, 2020 – The Covenant Foundation announced $1.7 million in new grants today, highlighting anew the diversity of strengths within the field of Jewish education in North America. ...
2019 Pomegranate Prize Awarded to Five Emerging Jewish Educators
New York, NY – Nov. 6, 2019 – Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2019 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize today at the annual Pomegranate Prize ceremony. This year’s Prize recipients ...