Sightline XIV: A Divine and Daily Imperative

In this month’s Sight Line, we’ve compiled professional development resources for you to consider as you map out the coming months. From...

The Covenant Foundation Announces $1.6 Million in New Grants to b...

The Covenant Foundation announced $1.6 million in new grants today, supporting Jewish organizations and initiatives with novel and imaginati...


Yakov Horowitz - 2008 Award Recipient

Rabbi Benay Lappe - 2016 Award Recipient

Rabbi Benay Lappe, founder of Chicago’s SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, accepted the award from James Crown. At SVARA, Rabbi Lappe has established a learning environment where students represent the full spectrum of Jewish life and diversity. Under her leadership, enrollment at SVARA has risen from eight students in its first year, to 600 students studying in SVARA’s Beit Midrash today. Rabbi Lappe is also Senior Fellow and Director of Education at the Institute for the Next Jewish Future in Chicago, where she oversees the faculty and staff Beit Midrash and participates in its Judaism Unbound podcasts.

Peter Geffen - 2012 Award Recipient

Peter Geffen, Founder of KIVUNIM and The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York, has devoted his career in Jewish education to elevating Jewish identities informed and driven by social justice, creating educational models in which knowledge of Jewish communities around the world propels individual and collective growth and community building for next generations.