The Marion B. Steeg – Harold Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education was presented to Alysse Fuchs, the second annual awardee, at a reception hosted by Robert and Pamela Steeg. The Steeg Family Foundation, Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans partnered two years ago to honor outstanding Jewish educators in Greater New Orleans with this award that is named in honor of Rob’s mother. While she was not a formally trained educator, by experience and instinct she genuinely appreciated the importance of a Jewish education and a grounding in Jewish values.
Alysse was nominated for the award by her supervisor at Avodah Jewish Service Corps, New Orleans. Alysse’s passion for social justice and Jewish education impressed the Selection Committee, as well as the attendees at the reception. Alysse spoke eloquently and enthusiastically about her efforts to blend education and social action in her work as the Program Director at Avodah and as a previous religious school teacher at Touro Synagogue.
She received a plaque from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, listing on the Harold Grinspoon Foundation website, an invitation to participate in an online community of practice, and $1,000 towards future educational enrichment.
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Do you know an outstanding educator? Someone who meaningfully imparts the treasures of Jewish life and Judaism? Nominations are now being accepted for the Marion B. Steeg-Henry Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. Anyone can nominate an educator.