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.
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...
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...