Young Pioneers Award 2018 Recipients

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Five passionate Jewish Educators. Five remarkable individuals. We invite you to view each of their pages linked below which include a video, narrative, quotes from the recipients (which we've highlighted below) and their colleagues.


Rabbi David Levy, Westchester Reform Temple
"I am so lucky to be working in an institution that celebrates change and isn't afraid to explore new ways of doing things."

Carla Friend, Tkiya: The Jewish Community Music Initiative
"Having been very involved with The Jewish Education Project for several years...It is particularly special for me to be recognized with this honor."

Allison Kapusta, B'nai Jeshurun
"I am inspired to keep creating unique opportunities for families to engage with Judaism and Jewish life in ways that are personally meaningful to them."

Andrew Davies, The Bible Players and CharacTours
"It is such an honor and a privilege to be named a recipient of this Young Pioneers Award...It encourages me to keep dreaming of the Jewish community I want to see."

Esther DuBow, Schechter School of Long Island
"Knowing that The Jewish Education Project thinks I’m innovative and doing special work to help form Jewish identities, that is truly gratifying."