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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.
2016 GRINSPOON AWARDJackie Goldblum, Community Day School
2015 GRINSPOON AWARD David Harris-Gerson, Community Day School
2014 GRINSPOON AWARD David Harris-Gerson, Community Day School
2013 GRINSPOON AWARD Eve Skirboll, JCC Early Childhood Development Center
2012 GRINSPOON AWARD Steve Kroser, J-SITE
2011 GRINSPOON AWARD Nancy Glick, Community Day School
2010 GRINSPOON AWARD Rachel Pekkar, Preschool at Yeshiva Schools
2008 GRINSPOON AWARD Barak Naveh, J-SITE and Temple Emanuel
2007 GRINSPOON AWARD Susan Loether, Rodef Shalom Religious SchoolMyriam Gumerman, Beth Shalom PreschoolMiriam Altman, Community Day School
2006 GRINSPOON AWARD Harold Marcus, Temple Sinai Religious SchoolDevorah Kohanbash, Hillel Academy PreschoolNechama Itkin, Yeshiva Schools
2005 GRINSPOON AWARD Jackie Jonas, Rodef Shalom Religious SchoolMichelle Mark, Beth Shalom PreschoolRabbi Eli Rothman, Yeshiva Schools
2004 GRINSPOON AWARD Susan Finder, Beth El Religious SchoolLea Szklinski, Beth Shalom PreschoolEsther Pfeffer, Hillel Academy
2003 GRINSPOON AWARD Janice Keilly, Temple Emanuel Torah CenterIlene Ruttenberg, Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Department
2002 GRINSPOON AWARD Rivky Herman, Yeshiva SchoolsNira Lion, School of Advanced Jewish Studies and Jewish Education Institute
2001 GRINSPOON AWARD Zipporah Mazer, Community Day School
2000 GRINSPOON AWARD Tsiona Blitstein, Beth Shalom Religious School and Jewish Teacher Resource Center
In Pittsburgh the Grinspoon award is supported by the Barbara and Lester Parker Fund for a Jewish Future Endowment of the Jewish Community Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.
For more information about Jewish Life and Learning, please contact Rabbi Amy Bardack, Director at (412) 697-6654 or email@example.com.