Steiger Family Education Grant

The Steiger Family Education Grant recognizes an outstanding Jewish day school teacher by providing an opportunity for Judaic study. Up to $2500 will be awarded to help cover tuition and travel expenses. The educational experience must be approved by the JEC Director of Professional Development and the Steiger Family. The recipient must use the award within a four-year period.
Any teacher (secular or Judaic studies) in a JEC affiliated school with a minimum of three years’ experience and a commitment to future day school teaching is eligible for nomination. The teacher must display a positive impact on students as a role model.
This is a director nominated award.  A confidential written letter of nomination from the supervisor, to demonstrate teaching excellence and overall contribution to the school, is required.  Each nominee must have a classroom observation and may be interviewed by a selection committee.


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Award Winners

Year School Name
2022 Fuchs Mirzachi Stark High School Debbie Clements
2021 Hebrew Academy of Cleveland  Dina Ribiat
2020 Yeshiva Derech Hatorah Sora Berger
2019 Joseph & Florence Mandel Jewish Day School Nurit Barnard
2018 Gross Schechter Day School Jesse Ebner
2017 Fuchs Mizrachi School Estie Fried
2016 Yeshiva Derech HaTorah Julie Newman
2015 Joseph & Florence Mandel Jewish Day School Kim Farkas
2014 Hebrew Academy of Cleveland Tova Rottenberg
2013 Gross Schechter Day School Mathew Norton
2012 Fuchs Mizrachi School Karyn Hartstone
2011 Hebrew Academy of Cleveland Bassi Busel
2010 The Agnon School Johannah Cross
2009 Gross Schechter Day School Nancy Markus
2008 The Agnon School Karen Shiffman
2007 The Agnon School Malka Weil
2006 Gross Schechter Day School Davida Horowitz Amkraut
2005 Hebrew Academy of Cleveland Rabbi Ariel Klein
2004 Gross Schechter Day School Anne Sportas
2003 Mosdos Ohr Hatorah Rabbi Avrohom Adler
2002 Hebrew Academy of Cleveland Tsipora Greenberg
2001 Fuchs Mizrachi School Marsha Goldstein
2000 Solomon Schechter Day School Lynne Leutenberg Yulish
1999 Solomon Schechter Day School Thea Rus
1998 Fuchs Bet Sefer Mizrachi Tami Goldberg
1997 Solomon Schechter Day School Yehudit Sharaby