Helen Diller Family Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education

Today’s children are the future; imbuing young people with a strong sense of Jewish identity is the key to Jewish continuity. Outstanding teachers encourage youth to explore the rich traditions of the Jewish heritage, to incorporate Jewish values into their own lives, to help build Jewish community, and to take responsibility for the common destiny of the Jewish people. The Helen Diller Family has chosen to honor exceptional teachers in Jewish education in the following categories:
  • Early childhood
  • Day school
  • Congregational or community school
  • Informal education (outside of a classroom)
Each award carries with it a prize of $10,000 for the educator and $2,500 for the educator’s institution.


Applications are open now.
Learn more about the application process.


For further information or questions about the Helen Diller Family Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education, please contact Galya Segal at (415) 512-6242


Congratulations to the 2013 Diller Education Awardees

  • Congregational/Community School: Day Schildkret, Congregation Rodef Sholom
  • Day School: Renee Fine, Yavneh Day School
  • Early Childhood Education: Silvia Gitlin, T'enna Preschool
  • Informal Education: Kenny Kahn, Be'chol Lashon Camp


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