2022 Educator Awards Announced!

CLEVELAND EDUCATORS TO BE HONORED AT THE JEWISH EDUCATION CENTER'S 29TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION, FEBRUARY 26, 2023

 
Cleveland, Ohio December 2, 2022- The Jewish Education Center (JEC) is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2022 Educator Awards. The Awards will be given formally at the JEC’s 29th Annual Celebration, held on February 26, 2023.
 
The Albert B. Ratner and Jack and Esther Goldberg Israel Fellowship, which provides funding for study opportunities in Israel, is given annually to two outstanding teachers, one from a day school and one from a supplementary school.
  • Christine Catalogna, Academic Coach/Intervention Specialist, Mandel Jewish Day School
  • Stacey Steggert, Judaics and Hebrew Teacher, Temple Emanu El
 
The Steiger Family Education Grant, is awarded annually to an exceptional day school teacher to cover partial costs of formal Judaic study.
  • Debbie Clements, Junior High and High school Math Teacher, Fuchs Mizrachi School
 
The Libbie L. Braverman Award, is a parent-nominated award that recognizes a teacher
who has demonstrated dedication and devotion to teaching and has significantly contributed to developing methods or materials to the Jewish teaching profession.
  • Linda Wolfe, Hebrew Teacher, Suburban Temple-Kol Ami
 
The Dr. Lifsa Schachter Early Childhood Educator Award recognizes an individual early childhood educator that possesses a professional skill-set and sophisticated understanding of the unique developmental, social, emotional, and educational needs of children, birth to PreK.
  • Judy McCauley, Solon Chabad Preschool
 
The S. Lee Kohrman Award in Jewish Experiential Education recognizes an outstanding experiential or informal “Beyond the Classroom” Jewish educator(s) in the Cleveland Jewish Community. This award is focused on those educational experiences that take place outside of a traditional classroom.
  • Sheri Gross, Director of Creating Programming, Gross Schechter Day School and Director, Testimony Theatre, @akiva
 
 
“We congratulate these outstanding educators, and the institutions in which they work, for being models of excellence in Jewish learning and inspiring learners of all ages,” said Marlyn Bloch Jaffe, Executive Director of the JEC.