Dr. Sylvia Fleck Abrams Award for Special Education


This supervisor-nominated award recognizes an individual who displays a sensitivity, understanding, and skill set pertaining to advancing the educational experience for children with special needs in a Jewish educational setting. The recipient will be awarded $1000.
 Any educator with a minimum of three years teaching special education, employed by a JEC affiliated school or educational program is eligible. A nominee should ideally possess credentials pertaining to Special Education. This award is given once every two years. 


Click here to download the nomination form.



1) Complete the form.

2) Submit the completed form by email: [email protected]





Year School Name
2023 Yeshiva Derech Hatorah Hope Portner
2021 Joseph & Florence Mandel Jewish Day School Gussie Singer
2019 Fuchs Mizrachi School Beth L. Coven
2017 Hebrew Academy of Cleveland Gretchen Shapiro
2015 SEGULA Fern Kendis
2013 Hebrew Academy of Cleveland Sori Fleisher
2012 Park Synagogue Renee Schonhiutt