The Covenant Foundation has announced the names of three Jewish educators who are the 2018 recipients of The Covenant Award.

Naomi Ackerman, Founder and Executive Director of The Advot Project, Los Angeles, CA; Deborah Newbrun, Senior Jewish Educator and Director Emeritus at Camp Tawonga, San Francisco, CA; and Dr. Susie Tanchel, Head of School at JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, Watertown, MA, are the recipients of the Award, which is among the highest honors in the field of Jewish education.

Along with the recognition that accompanies this prestigious award, recipients will each receive $36,000 and each of their institutions will receive $5,000.

Details biographies on the current recipients can be found here.

For guidelines on nominating an educator for a 2019 Covenant Award, and to read biographies of past recipients, visit

The Covenant Foundation is a program of the Crown Family Philanthropies.