Covenant Foundation

Two New Yorkers To Receive 2016 Covenant Award

06/06/2016 - 11:04

Two New Yorker educators were among the three “leaders of innovation and impact” in the field of inclusive education cited by the Covenant Foundation this week.

The recipients of the 2016 Covenant Foundation Awards; Daniel Henkin, Rabbi Benay Lappe, Ilana Ruskay-Kidd. Courtesy

Another Award For Inclusion

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Eric Rosenthal of Disability Rights International won the Charles Bronfman Prize, another major Jewish award is going to a disability community leader.

Howard Blas

New York Education Programs Receive $744,000 From Covenant Foundation

01/13/2013 - 19:00
Associate Editor

Six New York programs will receive a total of $744,000 this year from the Covenant Foundation. The grants are among $1.2 million in grants the foundation, which seeks to “support and advance excellence and impact in Jewish education,” approved last week.

An Agenda For Jewish Games For Learning

Special To The Jewish Week
01/07/2013 - 19:00

Games, and video games in particular, are the medium of the 21st century. They are our primary entertainment medium and are quickly becoming a key medium for education.

Rabbi Owen Gottlieb

Spotlight On Jewish Educators

11/12/2012 - 19:00

Jewish educators are the unsung heroes of the community — underpaid, underappreciated and often blamed for the lack of engagement among our young people.

That is why the annual Covenant Awards, presented each year at this time by the Covenant Foundation, which celebrates excellence and innovation in Jewish education, are so meaningful. This year’s three national winners are based in New York, underscoring the depth and diversity of the educational experience here.

Are You An Accidental Techie?

The Covenant Foundation's executive director Harlene Appelman has apparently taught a new term to the founder of Darim Online, Lisa Coltin (@lisacoltin). The term is The Positive Deviant and learning that term has led Lisa to blog about another interesting term that techies are throwing around these days: "The Accidental Techie". Here's what Lisa posted on the Darim blog, JewPoint0:

Lisa Coltin describes how "Accidental Techies" are shaping the field of Jewish education in synagogues?
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