Stern Colleges Announces Recipients of First Jewish Educators Scholarship from Legacy Heritage Fund

Jun 24, 2009

Source: YU News


Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women has partnered with the Legacy Heritage Fund to create a special program to train women to become Jewish educators. Beginning this fall, students dedicated to a career in Jewish education will be able to major in Jewish studies at Stern with a concentration in Jewish education. Nine outstanding students pursuing this three-year track have been chosen as Legacy Heritage Scholars and will receive full tuition support in the form of grants and forgivable loans for three years of undergraduate study at Stern College. Graduates who work in the field of Jewish education for three years will have their loans forgiven in full.


Deena Rabinovich, a respected teacher, educator and leader in the field of Jewish education, has been selected to direct the program. Rabinovich has taught at Yeshiva University High School for Girls and was Assistant Principal at North Shore Hebrew Academy. She holds a master’s degree in English from New York University, is a doctoral candidate at Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration and is an instructor in Bible at Stern College. She will develop new pedagogic courses, oversee the fieldwork, student teaching, and mentoring portions of the program and coordinate the program with the offerings at Azrieli Graduate School for students wishing to pursue advanced degrees.

Updated: Jul. 29, 2009