Grinspoon Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education

The Grinspoon Awards (formerly Grinspoon-Steinhardt Awards) have recognized over 700 outstanding educators in the U.S. and Canada in the past 15 years.

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. Regional Awards are made to one recipient in each participating community, or more than one for larger communities by special arrangement. Currently Participating Community Partners: Baltimore, MD Northern California Bay Area Boston, MA Broward County, FL Central Massachusetts Metropolitan Chicago Cincinnati, OH Metro Detroit, MI Durham/Chapel Hill, NC Greater El Paso, TX Greater Houston, TX Greater Indianapolis, IN Los Angeles, CA Greater MetroWest NJ Montreal, QC New York City Northern NJ Pittsburgh, PA Greater Rhode Island Rochester, NY San Antonio, TX Seattle, WA South Palm Beach County, FL Vancouver, BC West Palm Beach, FL Western Connecticut Western Massachusetts Winnipeg, MB

Mission: 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. Regional Awards are made to one recipient in each participating community, or more than one for larger communities by special arrangement.

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About the Great Jewish Books Teacher Summer Seminar | Yiddish Book Center

What professional development opportunities will you and your teachers explore this summer?

yiddishbookcenter.org A program for teachers at Jewish middle and high schools

GAEJE New Community Enrollment

Does your community want to honor its amazing Jewish educators in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation? Start the process of enrolling your local Jewish community in this year's Awards program: https://form.jotform.com/73094192708158

jotform.us Please click the link to complete this form.

[09/29/17]   We are exploring new ways to engage and honor our past awardees throughout the year. If you are a past #grinspoonawards #GAEJEawards winner, please join our closed Facebook group and share your opinion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/743537879115405/

USCJ - Family Engagement & PJ Library

How does your community engage families? #grinspoonawards celebrate educators in your local Jewish community- and all of your wonderful educational initiatives!

Great article that tells the story of how a Denver day school created a family learning event that enabled parents to learn along with their kids, gave parents an introduction to project-based learning, and created community by providing an opportunity for families to get to know each other. How could this program be adapted for your community?

Ritualwell

What a beautiful piece to share for #roshhashanah

"We are all together walking home, on the road of teshuva"
Come Home: A Rosh Hashanah Meditation by Devon Spier

https://www.ritualwell.org/ritual/come-home-rosh-hashanah-meditation

Sarah

#GAEJEawards friends, if you're looking for some exciting new music for Rosh Hashanah, here's a new song from Sarah Aroeste!

Hi friends! If you're looking for a Sephardic song for Rosh Hashanah, here's a brand new one to add to your holiday music mix. Anyada Buena-- a simple bilingual (Ladino/English) blessing for a sweet, new year:

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Tam-for-Kids - KlezCalifornia

How cool is this?! Check out the curriculum, free for teachers to use: "Tam — Tastes of Yiddish Culture for Kids & Teens," http://www.klezcalifornia.org/tam

klezcalifornia.org KlezCalifornia: Yiddish language culture & klezmer music events in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Shabbat, a playlist by Joe Buchanan on Spotify

#ShabbatShalom from the #GAEJEAwards; wishing everyone a peaceful and safe Shabbat.

open.spotify.com Shabbat music to sooth the soul and welcome in the day of rest with open arms, open eyes, and open hearts.

[09/07/17]   If you are currently (or would like to be) your local community's Awards coordinator, please join our private group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gaeje

Institute for Jewish Spirituality

Are you looking for a learning opportunity? Webinars, webinars, webinars!

Are you thinking of trying one of our Text Study streams for 5778? Wednesday night's webinar, "Teshuvah is the Way of the World: The Baal Shem Tov on the Season of Awe" is a great way to meet one of our Text Study teachers, Rabbi Sam Feinsmith. In addition to a wonderful teaching in preparation for the Yamim Noraim, Sam will be happy to answer questions about his upcoming year of Text Study, also focusing on the Baal Shem Tov! Join us this Wednesday at 8pm ET!

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Tribute to Jewish Educators: Joe Buchanan in Concert

Starting soon: "Tribute to Jewish Educators" with Joe Buchanan

us16.campaign-archive1.com Watch the concert live from anywhere or in person at the Springfield JCC (on a big screen)!

[06/23/17]   Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about more online learning opportunities!

South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh

Mazel tov!

Mazel Tov to the South Hills' own Ellen Drook, Pittsburgh's winner of the 2017 Grinspoon Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education!

Ellen, a teacher in the Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Development Center, was honored yesterday as part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's "Unsung Jewish Heroes."

As the attached video shows, Ellen truly deserves this prestigious honor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tikpur2egQY&feature=youtu.be

Lander~Grinspoon Academy

We at #GAEJEAwards are thrilled to celebrate this year's awardees- more highlights coming soon! Share with us @GAEJEAwards and check out some great education resources and tips.

Mazal tov to Morah Becky Lederman for winning the 2017 Pioneer ValleyExcellence in Teaching Award! We are so honored to be able to celebrate with you!

NewCAJE

Does your complementary school program have teen madrichim? Give them an amazing opportunity to learn with other Jewish educators this summer at #NewCAJE!

GEM: Grinspoon Experience for Madrichim. We are excited to tell you that we have gotten funding for a teen program at NewCAJE. So many of you have madrichim working for you. How about bringing one to the conference this year! The conference fee has been subsidized for the teens (15-18). This is so important because it encourages teens to consider a career in Jewish education. For more info: http://www.newcaje.org/newcaje-8/gem/

[03/17/17]   We'd love to know: How does your local Jewish community honor its Jewish educators?

The Paradigm Project

How does your community encourage #mindfulness? Share with us @GAEJEawards!

"More mindful supervisors were also associated with employees having a better work-life balance, and overall job satisfaction."

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