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Miami’s own Jessie Gindea of Kahal and Base Miami awarded 2020 Pomegranate Prize

New York, NY – October 19, 2020 – Five emerging Jewish educators received the 2020 Pomegranate Prize today at a virtual ceremony hosted by The Covenant Foundation. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Prize, inaugurated in 2011. The 2020 recipients join a cohort of 45 others who represent the most innovative rising leaders in Jewish education.

The 2020 recipients are: Rabbi Jessy Dressin, Executive Director of Repair the World Baltimore, in Baltimore, Maryland; Jessie Gindea, Associate Director: Abroad Experiences at KAHAL: Your Jewish Home Abroad and Senior Educator for Base Miami, in Miami, Florida; Rabbi Rachel Isaacs, spiritual leader of Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville, Maine; Rabbi Jordan David Soffer, Head of School at Striar Hebrew Academy in Sharon, Massachusetts; and Laynie Soloman, Director of National Learning and a faculty member at SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, in New York, NY.

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