Tag - The Covenant Foundation

Three Jewish Educators Making Impact and change receive the 2017 COVENANT AWARD

New York – June 6, 2017 – Three outstanding Jewish educators who are taking their visions of deeply engaging Judaism and igniting them into reality – are the 2017 recipients of The Covenant Award. Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, Founding Principal of SAR High School in Riverdale, NY; Meredith Englander Polsky, National Director of Institutes and...

Union for Reform Judaism receives grant to expand Youth Engagement with New Youth Professionals Training Program

Photo courtesy The Northeast Teen Collective (a project of URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps) Continuing the success of the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Campaign for Youth Engagement, the URJ announces the Youth Professional Training Fellowship for early career youth professionals in congregations. This new fellowship, funded by a $141,000...

Using Jewish Ethics To Empower Teachers and Students: An Interview with Hanan Harchol

By Adina Kay-Gross What is the power of teaching? This was the question Hanan Harchol began from when creating the animation, “My Teacher,” the most recent entry in Jewish Food for Thought, a collection of animated shorts that teach Jewish ethics to adults and teens using thought provoking and funny conversations between animated versions of...

Thinking and Rethinking Supplementary Religious Education: A Look at 9 Congregational School Models

photo courtesy Valley Beth Shalom By Phil Jacobs Whether you’re part of a “Tribe,” awash in the educational waters of  “Mayim,” or have opted to trade in the one-size fits all religious school model for a forward-looking “JQuest” – there are many innovative ways to obtain a synagogue-based Jewish education. To wit: Temple...