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Unsung Jewish Heroes Celebration

 

Unsung Jewish HeroesJune 11, 2017
10:00 – 11:00 am
JCC Squirrel Hill
Levinson Hall
5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh 15217

FREE Event

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will honor those who have made a lasting impact in Jewish education. Honorees will be educators, staff or volunteers who have made a significant contribution to their school. This event seeks to honor those dedicated individuals who ensure Jewish continuity and nurture our children, youth, families and adult learners. Their critical work strengthens the soul of our community.

At this event, we will also be recognizing the 2017 Pittsburgh recipient of The Grinspoon Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education (formerly Grinspoon-Steinhardt Awards). This national award has recognized over 700 outstanding educators in the U.S. and Canada in the past 16 years. Today the award celebrates successful innovation in Jewish education. 

Light refreshments will be served
Dietary laws observed

This is a free event, please RSVP to Christa Maier at 412-992-5249 or cmaier@jfedpgh.org.

The full inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of the Pittsburgh Jewish Community. If you have a disability or need an accommodation, please contact Christa Maier at cmaier@jfedpgh.org or 412-992-5249. 

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. Regional Awards are made to one recipient in each participating community.

Ellen Drook







2017 GRINSPOON AWARD

Ellen Drook
Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Development Center



2017 Unsung Jewish Heroes Award Recipients
 

Celeste-Janosko


Adat Shalom Preschool (Cheswick, PA) 
CELESTE JANOSKO 




Shelley-Andreas


Adat Shalom Religious School 
SHELLY ANDREAS

 

Elana-Raz


Beth Shalom Early Learning Center 
ELANA RAZ 




Michal-Schachter


Community Day School 
MICHAL SCHACHTER 




Lisa-Rothstein


Dor Hadash 
LISA ROTHSTEIN 

 

 

Hadassah-Huebner

 
The Early Learning Center at Yeshiva
HADASSAH HUEBNER 



 

Elif-Guvenal


Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Early Childhood Development Center, South Hills
 
ELIF GUVENAL 



 

Sonja-Wimmer


Hillel Academy 
SONJA WIMER 




Bobbi Corbin


Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Early Childhood Development Center, Squirrel Hill
 
BOBBIE CORBIN 





Molly-May


Joint Jewish Education Program of Pittsburgh 
MOLLY MAY 

 

 

Ronit-Pasternak


J-Line 
RONIT PASTERNAK 




Sally-Seed


Rodef Shalom Congregation Berkman Family Center 
SALLY SEED 



 

Melinda-Freed


Temple Emanuel 
MELINDA FREED 


 

 

Ellen-Drook


Temple Emanuel
Early Childhood Development Center
 
ELLEN DROOK 




Andrea-Schwalberg


Temple Ohav Shalom 
ANDREA SCHWALBERG 


 

Danielle Peckman


Temple Sinai 
DANI PECKMAN 

 

Hannah Roberts


Temple Sinai 
HANNAH ROBERTS 

 
 

Amit-Shimshi


Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha Congregation
Torah Lishmah Community
 
AMIT SHIMSHI 


  

Dana-Ellis


Yeshiva Boys and Girls Schools 
DANA ELLIS 

 

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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