Western Massachusetts




The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is proud to partner with The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts to honor excellent Jewish educators in Western Massachusetts.

Check back soon for information about this year's awardees! Please direct any questions about the local award to coordinator Rabbi James Greene.

The Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education in Western Massachusetts

The Western Massachusetts Grinspoon Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education recognize skilled and innovative educators of preschoolers through adults in formal and informal settings. This is the regional awards process for Western Massachusetts as part of the North American Grinspoon Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education. The Awards honor educators in Western Massachusetts. Annually, in a joint effort from community organizations headlined by the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, community members are invited to submit nominations for outstanding educators working in Jewish institutions.

The annual nomination process is open to day school, and/or supplementary Jewish educators working in Western Massachusetts.

The winner of the Western Massachusetts Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education receives:
  • Recognition at a local event
  • Presentation of an award plaque
  • Presentation of a $500 check from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation
  • Presentation of a $500 check from The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts
  • Eligibility for up to an additional $500 for professional learning
  • Recognition in local press
  • Recognition in print and online as part of the North American Grinspoon Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education