Three Jewish educators receive Covenant Awards
June 8, 2013 by The Times of IsraelTimes of Israel writer Howard Blas among the winners
NEW YORK (JTA) â€” Three Jewish educators are being honored with Covenant Foundation grants.
The recipients of the annual grants given for excellence in Jewish education in America are Howard Blas
, director of the Tikvah program at Camp Ramah in New England; Judy Finkelstein-Taff, head of school at the Chicago Jewish Day School; and Zion Ozeri, founder and creative director of the New York-based
Jewish Lens, which uses photography and more traditional text-based
learning in its programming.
Each winner receives $36,000; their institutions each get $5,000.
â€œThe programs they have initiated, the institutions they have enriched, and the influence they have had on their students, their peers, and the community at large is enormous,â€ said Eli Evans, the foundationâ€™s board chairman.
The recipients will be honored Oct. 27 at a dinner in Chicago. It is the 23rd year for The Covenant Foundation grants.