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Rabbi Goldie Milgram

Philadelphia Jewish Voice Judaism Editor Honored

Rabbi Goldie Milgram nominated for a Covenant Foundation Award.

Rabbi Goldie Milgram, founder and Executive Director of P'nai Yahadut - Reclaiming Judaism, a Jewish educational research and teaching institute, was nominated for a Covenant Foundation award to Exceptional Educators this year. Only three people will receive this coveted prize, all
exceptional Jewish educators, and Reb Goldie is in the final running. Designed to honor, thank, and celebrate outstanding educators, each award carries with it a prize of $25,000 for the educator and an additional $5,000
for the educatoršs home institution.

Reb Goldie has been a leader in Ohalah: The Association of Rabbis for Jewish Renewal and is a former co-executive director of Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. She is the author of:

Passionate about bringing spirituality back into Jewish life, Rabbi Milgram travels internationally as a teacher of Judaism and Jewish spirituality, most recently to Holland, Germany, South Africa, Venezuela and Paris. Formally the dean of the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York, a transdenominational rabbinic seminary, Reb Goldie completed her doctorate at New York Theological Seminary in May 2003. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work and in Hebrew Letters from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC). She
was first ordained as a rabbi by RRC and then by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.

Over the past fifteen years, forty-five remarkable educators have received Covenant Awards. Recipients have distinguished themselves in a myriad of ways in Jewish education including classroom teaching, family education, dance, music, adult education, tzedakah, storytelling, Hillel work, curriculum design, leadership, and professional development.

Being considered for this award is a remarkable accomplishment, and Reb Goldiešs exceptional career makes her an outstanding candidate. Rabbinic Pastor Melissa Wenig who was interviewed as part of the Covenant Foundationšs exploration of Reb Goldiešs candidacy speaks for all of us at
ALEPH when she says: ŗYishar Kochech, Reb Goldie. What an honor for all of you and for all of us!˛

You can find out more about Reb Goldiešs work at her website.

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