Benjamin Gross of HAFTR is one of five highly innovative Jewish educators who will receive the 4th annual Jewish Education Project Young Pioneers Award presented by the Jewish Education Project.
Winning recognition along with Gross and Maya Blank, Kulanu teacher and special education consultant at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue; Noah Hichenberg, director of Saul and Carole Zabar Nursey School at JCC Manhattan; Lindsay Ganci, director of youth education at The Community Synagogue; and Rinat Levy-Cohen, Hebrew language teacher at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School. Their awards will be presented on May 13 at CURRENT at Chelsea Piers.
The event will also honor Diane and Howard Wohl, visionary philanthropists whose idealism and activism helps build the Jewish community.
“We are committed to innovation in Jewish education that leads to more children and teens finding meaning, relevance and inspiration through Jewish experiences,” said Robert Sherman, CEO of the Jewish Education Project.
In addition to a $360 stipend, the teachers will receive tickets to the 6th annual Jewish Futures Conference, titled “Radical Empathy.”