What are the North American Grinspoon Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education?

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, or more than one for larger communities by special arrangement.

How Can My Community Participate?


If you are a community member and would like your community to participate in the Awards program, please contact your local central agency.

To enroll your community in the Awards program for the 2016-2017 school year, fill in the form below. For more information, please contact Nora Gorenstein at teacherawards@hgf.org or 413-276-0832. If your community does not already have a local awards process in place, or would prefer to switch to an automated process, we are happy to provide an online-only customized system for your community's nominations and applications.

    Click here to start the enrollment process

    Nora Gorenstein
    (413) 276-0832

    Currently enrolling community partners for the 2016-2017 school year!