Awards

 

Sue Pinsky Award for Excellence in Jewish Education

 

Nominate a remarkable educator at a Jewish early childhood center in Greater Chicago! The winning teacher will receive a $4,000 cash award; the school will receive $1,000.

Terms:
• Nominee must be currently employed as a teacher in a Jewish early childhood center in the greater Chicago metropolitan area
• Nominations must be submitted by February 9, 2020

• Award will be presented the evening of April 22, 2020

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.


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 22, 2017

Nominations are now open; please click  here for the form. For more information contact Scott Aaron, Executive Director of CFJE, at  scottaaron@juf.org.


                                                 

Past Award Winners

2017

The 2017 Pinsky Award was granted to Margie Pines and the Grinspoon Award to Andrea Raskin.  Read more. 

Pines-Raskin

Margie Pines (left) and Andrea Raskin (right)

2016

The 2016 Pinsky Award was granted to Claudine Guralnick and the Grinspoon Award to Buddy Schreiber. Read more.

2015

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