Awards

 

Jewish Education Grants

Interested in applying for a Jewish Education grant? Click HERE to access the FY18 Jewish Education Grants Application for early childhood programs.


Grinspoon Award

 The Grinspoon Awards (formerly Grinspoon-Steinhardt Awards) have recognized over 700 outstanding educators in the U.S. and Canada in the past 15 years. Today the award celebrates successful innovation in Jewish education.

Basic eligibility criteria for all candidates are:

  • Currently employed as teacher in a Chicagoland Jewish supplementary school setting 
  • Nomination must come from both a professional and lay leader of the school (please use the same form)
  • Nomination forms must be completed by December 19, 2016

To nominate an educator for the CFJE-Grinspoon Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewish Congregational Education, click  here.

For more information contact Scott Aaron, Executive Director of CFJE, at  scottaaron@juf.org.

Pinsky Award

Each year, the Sue Pinsky Award for Excellence in Jewish Education recognizes an outstanding early childhood teachers who go above and beyond his/her job expectations to positively impact the Jewish life and identity of children, families, and the school itself. Sue herself has encapsulated the vision of what a recipient of this award, established and endowed in her honor by her children Mark and Lisa, embodies:

“My hope is that this award will be a way to recognize dynamic Jewish teachers who serve as an inspiration for the next generation (of teachers). It’s those small tastes of Judaism in preschools… (or) in congregational programs – those little sparks that come out of an innovative teacher saying something to a child – these are the things that can turn into a lifelong love of learning and Judaism.”

Basic eligibility criteria for all candidates are:

  • Currently employed as a lead teacher in a JUF Right Start-approved early childhood program
  • Minimum 5 years working in the nominating institution in a lead teacher capacity
  • Nomination must come from both a professional and lay leader of the school (please use the same form)
  • Nomination forms must be completed by December 19, 2016

Nominations are now open; please click here for the form. For more information contact Anna Hartman, Director of Early Childhood Excellence, at annahartman@juf.org


Past Award Winners

The 2016 Pinsky Award was granted to Claudine Guralnick on May 10th, 2016.

2016 Pinsky & Grinspoon

Claudine Guralnick (left) and Buddy Schreiber (right).

The 2015 Pinsky Award was granted to Cynthia Hoefler. Read more.


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Community of Practice

Education Award Winners

Claudine Guralnick and Buddy Schreiber received CFJE Jewish education awards at CFJE symposium, Thinking Together: Communal Conversations about Jewish Congregational and Early Childhood Education in Chicago.

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Jewish Education Grants

Interested in applying for a Jewish Education grant? Click HERE to access the Jewish Education Grants Application for Congregational and Supplementary Education for FY'18.