Nomination Form: 2023 Robert M. Sherman Young Pioneers Award

Applications due: February 3, 2023 at 12:00 pm EST


About The Award 

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The Young Pioneers Award is named for Robert M. Sherman, the CEO of The Jewish Education Project from 2007 until July 2019. During his tenure, he launched the Young Pioneers Award and several new initiatives at The Jewish Education Project. Since 2012, the Robert M. Sherman Young Pioneers Award has recognized 45 Jewish educators from greater New York who push the boundaries in Jewish education. Recipients work in day schools, camps, youth groups, supplementary schools, community centers, seminaries, and in foundation settings.

Eligibility Criteria, Qualifications, and Rules:

  • Nominee must work in a Jewish educational setting with children, teens (age 18 or under), or families in the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County, or Long Island 

  • Nominee must be age 40 or under on May 17, 2023

  • Nominee must have worked in the field of Jewish education for at least 2 complete academic years 

  • Demonstration of innovation throughout your career in Jewish Education

  • Alignment with The Jewish Education Project's mission to inspire and empower educators to create transformative Jewish experiences  

  • History of involvement in The Jewish Education Project’s professional development programs 

  • You must be able to attend The Jewish Education Project’s Spring Event on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, in NYC where the YPA winners will be recognized.

Young Pioneers Award recipients receive: 

  • $1,000 Professional Development stipend (To be used within 18 months of receiving the award)

  • Recognition at The Jewish Education Project’s Spring Event on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, including a compilation video about the award winners that will premier at the event

The Process:  

  • Candidate applications will be reviewed by The Jewish Education Project staff and lay leaders in March and April 2023

  • Candidates will be notified of their application status in April 2023

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