About the 2017 Winners

We invite you to get to know the 2017 Kohelet Prize Winners!

Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky

Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky won The Kohelet Prize for Interdisciplinary Integration, as part of a team of two at Kohelet Yeshiva High School for their entry, “Philosophical Ethics and the Meeting of Minds.”

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Melissa Rickabaugh

Melissa Rickabaugh won The Kohelet Prize for Real-World Learning, as part of a team of six at JPDS-NC for their entry, Election Project 2016: Kids’ Voices Count.

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Kelly McAllester

Kelly McAllester won the Kohelet Prize for Real-World Learning, as part of a team of six from JPDS-NC, for their entry “Election Project 2016: Kids’ Voices Count.”

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Shira Greenspan

Shira Greenspan won the Kohelet Prize for Risk Taking and Failure for her work at Yeshivat Noam. Check out her winning entry, “B’chol Dor Vador.”

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Mindy Hirsch

Mindy Hirsch won the Kohelet Prize for Real-World Learning, along with a team of six from the Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital, for their entry “Election Project 2016: Kids’ Voices Count.”

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Gavi Goldberg

Gavi Goldberg won the Kohelet Prize for Learning Environment, as part of a team of six from Lamplighters Yeshiva, for their entry, “The Conscious Learning Environment.”

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Ilana Spencer

Ilana Spencer won the Kohelet Prize for Learning Environment, as part of a team of six at Lamplighters Yeshiva with their entry, “The Conscious Learning Environment.”

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Hinda Dalfin

Hinda Dalfin won the Kohelet Prize for Learning Environment as part of a team of six from Lamplighters Yeshiva with their entry, “The Conscious Learning Environment.”

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Rabbi Yoni Fein

Rabbi Yoni Fein, from The Moriah School, won the prize for Differentiated Education for his entry, “Personalized Talmud Learning.”

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Rabbi Gershon Reisenberg

Gershon Reisenberg won the Kohelet Prize for as part of a team of six at Lamplighters Yeshivah with their entry “The Conscious Learning Environment.”

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Xani Pollakoff

Xani Pollakoff won the Kohelet Prize for Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking, as part of a team of three at JPDS-NC, The Jewish Primary Day School of the Nations Capital.

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Eileen Watts

Eileen Watts won the Kohelet Prize for Interdisciplinary Instruction, as part of a team of two at Kohelet Yeshiva High School.

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Vas Pournaras

Vas Pournaras won the Kohelet Prize for Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking, as part of a team of three at JPDS-NC, The Jewish Primary Day School of the Nations Capital.

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Lisa Davis

Lisa Davis won “The Kohelet Prize for Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking,” as part of a team of three at Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital. Read about her experiences & process in this Q&A.

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