Know an Exceptional Jewish Educator?

Today’s children will be the gatekeepers to a vibrant Jewish future. Imbuing them with a strong sense of Jewish identity is key to Jewish continuity. Teachers encourage our youth to explore the rich traditions of our Jewish heritage, incorporate Jewish values into their lives, and  build a sense of responsibility for the common destiny of the Jewish people. With this in mind, the Helen Diller Family has chosen to honor exceptional teachers in Jewish education.

Nominations are currently being accepted 

Four awards will be presented in summer 2013, recognizing an outstanding Jewish educator of the Bay Area community in each of the following areas:

  • Early Childhood
  • Day School
  • Congregational or Community School
  • Informal Education (outside of a school setting)

Each award will carry with it a prize of $10,000 for the educator and $2,500 for the educator's institution.


Nominees must currently work in a program of pre-collegiate Jewish education in San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin or Sonoma Counties, Greater East Bay, or Greater San Jose. Nominators must be a candidate's current supervisor, school principal, or institutional director. Send a note to their principal or supervisor, or nominate someone today!

For further information or questions about the Helen Diller Family Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education, please contact Carrie Sullivan at or 415.512.6226.


Categories: Awards, Endowment


February 04, 2013


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