Grinspoon Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education

The North American Grinspoon Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education celebrate successful innovation in Jewish education by partnering with local community partners across the United States and Canada.



 The North American Grinspoon Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education (formerly Grinspoon-Steinhardt Awards) celebrate educators who teach with distinction. Since 2000, hundreds of exceptional educators in the US and Canada have earned this honor.

Community awards are made to one recipient in each participating community, or more than one for larger communities by special arrangement.

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation supports a local central agency in each participating community in establishing and maintaining a customized award program based on the community's needs and definition of Jewish educational excellence. This partnership has created a growing network of appreciation and support for Jewish educators across North America.

Please contact your local central agency if you are a community member and would like your community to participate in the awards program.

For more information, please contact Nora Gorenstein at [email protected]. To enroll your community for the 2017-2018 school year, please complete the enrollment form. You can read more about the enrollment process here.

2016-2017 Award Recipients
2015-2016 Award Recipients