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Young Pioneers Award 2014


Do you know someone who is inspiring today’s Jewish children and teens? Is one of your educators a Jewish education change-maker?

The Jewish Education Project will once again recognize five emerging “Super Stars” from Greater New York, who are bringing Jewish education into the 21st century with the 3nd annual Jewish Education Project Young Pioneers Award.

Click here to access the nomination form!
Application deadline: Tuesday, January 28th, 2014!

Winners will be chosen based on:

  • A commitment to new ideas and innovation
  • Proven use of technology or other innovative approaches to inspire students and families
  • Engaging and motivating colleagues and leadership to also embrace new ideas
  • Designing or implementing new educational initiatives


  • Applicant must work with children or teens (ages 18 or under) in a Jewish educational context, including but not limited to: Early Childhood Education, Teen Engagement, Congregational / Complementary Learning, Day School Education, Family Engagement, or Jewish Camp
  • Applicant must work in New York City, Westchester or Long Island
  • Applicant must be age 36 or younger (by application deadline)
  • Applicant can be nominated by a supervisor, colleague or other professional contact

Winners and their organizations will receive:

  • $360 Professional Development stipend for the award winner
  • Opportunities to connect with other innovative Jewish educators
  • Public recognition at the Young Pioneers Award event and in agency marketing materials


Winners will be recognized at a reception following the 5th annual Jewish Futures Conference held at the New York Academy of Medicine on the evening of May 21st, 2014. Winners and their nominators should ensure their availability on this date.

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Learn more about last year’s Young Pioneers Award recipients!

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