Meredith Englander Polsky Receives 2017 Covenant Award

Meredith HeadshotWe could not be more proud of Matan’s very own National Director of Institutes  and Training, Meredith Englander Polsky, for receiving the 2017 Covenant Award. Read on to learn more about the award.

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Adina Kay-Gross, Covenant Foundation Editorial Director


New York – June 6, 2017 – Three outstanding Jewish educators who are taking  their visions of deeply engaging Judaism and igniting them into reality – are the  2017 recipients of The Covenant Award.

Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, Founding Principal of SAR High School in  Riverdale, NY; Meredith Englander Polsky, National Director of Institutes  and Training at Matan in New York, and Developmental Support  Coordinator at Temple Beth Ami Nursery School in Rockville, MD; and Dr.  Jane Shapiro, Co-Founder of Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning in  Skokie, IL are the recipients of the Award, which is among the highest honors in  the field of Jewish education.

“These Jewish educators exemplify inspired, courageous and visionary  leadership,” said Cheryl Finkel, Chair of the Board of Directors of The Covenant  Foundation and a former Covenant Award recipient. “Across the spectrum of  educational venues, they are stimulating their students, communities and the  field to think and practice in innovative and pioneering ways. Their achievements  challenge all of us in Jewish education to make our own work bolder, more  ambitious, and more impactful.”

Along with the recognition that accompanies this award, each recipient will  receive $36,000, and each of their institutions will receive $5,000.


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