Robert M. Sherman Young Pioneers Award
The Jewish Education Project's Robert M. Sherman Young Pioneers Award recognizes five innovative educators age 40 and under in greater New York City (the 5 boroughs, Westchester County, and Long Island) who demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to new ideas and have made a significant impact on children, teens and families in the communities they serve. Meet the 2021 recipients of the Robert M. Sherman Young Pioneers Award.
Recipients and their organizations receive:
- $1,000 Professional Development stipend for the award recipient
- Special opportunities to connect with other innovative Jewish educators throughout the year
- Public recognition at a ceremony at The Jewish Education Project benefit and in promotional materials
Recipients will be recognized at our annual celebration to benefit The Jewish Education Project.
About the award
The Young Pioneers Award is named for Robert M. Sherman, the CEO of The Jewish Education Project from 2007 until July 2019. During his tenure, he launched the Young Pioneers Award and several new initiatives at The Jewish Education Project. Since 2012, the Robert M. Sherman Young Pioneers Award has recognized 40 Jewish educators from greater New York that push the boundaries in Jewish education. Recipients work in day schools, camps, youth groups, supplementary schools, community centers, seminaries and in foundation settings.