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North American Grinspoon Awards

for Excellence in Jewish Education


Grinspoon AwardsThe 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.


Ellen Drook

2017 GRINSPOON AWARD

Ellen Drook
Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Development Center

 


 



Past Pittsburgh Recipients

 

2016 GRINSPOON AWARD
Jackie 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 School
Myriam Gumerman, Beth Shalom Preschool
Miriam Altman, Community Day School

2006 GRINSPOON AWARD
Harold Marcus, Temple Sinai Religious School
Devorah Kohanbash, Hillel Academy Preschool
Nechama Itkin, Yeshiva Schools

2005 GRINSPOON AWARD
Jackie Jonas, Rodef Shalom Religious School
Michelle Mark, Beth Shalom Preschool
Rabbi Eli Rothman, Yeshiva Schools 

2004 GRINSPOON AWARD
Susan Finder, Beth El Religious School
Lea Szklinski, Beth Shalom Preschool
Esther Pfeffer, Hillel Academy

2003 GRINSPOON AWARD
Janice Keilly, Temple Emanuel Torah Center
Ilene Ruttenberg, Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Department

2002 GRINSPOON AWARD
Rivky Herman, Yeshiva Schools
Nira 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.

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh PA, 15213  412-681-8000
www.jfedpgh.org I info@jfedpgh.org  
 
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