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S. Lee Kohrman Award in Jewish Experiential Education

The S. Lee Kohrman Award in Jewish Experiential Education

Established by the David and Inez Myers Foundation in honor of Lee Kohrman and in appreciation of his passion for and impact in the field of informal Jewish education. This annual award will recognize one outstanding informal, experiential "Beyond the Classroom" Jewish educator in Cleveland's Jewish Community for developing educational experiences that take place outside of a traditional classroom, such as camp and youth group. The recipient will be awarded up to $4,000 - $2,000 for professional development, or study in Israel; $2,000 to be used for the development of a Jewish Experiential education project that the awardee will implement within their work setting. 


Any Jewish experiential educator with a minimum of two years working in the Cleveland Jewish community and a commitment to continue in this field for a minimum of two years is eligible. This educator must display a positive impact as a role model and demonstrates effective Jewish learning that impacts the identity and Jewish connections of their participants.


Anyone can nominate the educator for this award. A confidential written letter of nomination to demonstrate educational excellence and overall contribution to the organization is required. Submit nominations to The JEC will contact nominees to complete the application process.

Award Winners

Year Organization Name
2020 Camp Stone Estee & Yakov Fleischmann, Co-Directors