The Mintz Family Foundation for Creative Jewish Education invites all interested candidates to apply for the 2022 MFFCJE Award.

Eligible candidates may be working in any Jewish educational setting, including formal and informal settings, day or after-schools, synagogue schools, resource centers, camps, family and adult programs, seminaries, and any other setting promoting creative Jewish education. The innovation must be a program or curriculum that has been classroom or group tested. Proposal for untested, future programs are not eligible. All programs must be replicable.

Candidates who feel they qualify may now submit their applications by e-mail to be received no later than May 2, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.


On separate lines, Candidate’s Application should include:

Part I: Biographical Information

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Title
  • Contact street address
  • City, state, Zip,
  • Day and evening phone numbers
  • Fax number
  • E-mail address
  • Current position in Jewish education
  • Candidate’s education, dates attended, and all degrees awarded
  • Chronological record (most recent first) of positions held in Jewish education, including the institutions name, full address, title, duties, and significant achievements.

Part II: Description of Innovation
The Description of Innovation should not exceed two 8 ½” x 11” pages, double-spaced, at 12-point font. This statement should describe the particular innovation for which the candidate is applying. The candidate should describe the goals and purposes of the innovation and what was achieved.

Part III: Statements of Support
Candidate should send no more than two statements of support, written by parents (if students are below college-age) or by students themselves (if college age or beyond), describing how the candidates creativity positively affected the students Jewish education. These statements may be submitted separately, but must include the candidates name and must be received by the Foundation no later than 5:00 p.m., May 2, 2023.  Applications without Statements of Support will not be considered complete.

Deadline for receipt of Biographical Information, Description of Innovation, and Statements of Support: No later than 5:00 p.m., May 2, 2023.

Finally, applicants are asked to note how they heard about this grant and to submit a high resolution photograph (headshot) and a list of local newspapers’ e-mail addresses, so we can send press releases of the winner’s name, bio, and photo.

Materials not received by the specified time will be ineligible for the 2022 MFFCJE Award.

Completed materials should be sent by e-mail to

Mintz Family Foundation for Creative Jewish Education
2045 Grouse Street
Las Vegas, NV 89134

Announcement of Winner:

The 2022 winner’s name will be announced on or before Lag B’Omer 5783, 9 May, 2023. The winner will receive a check in the amount of $5,000 plus a certificate acknowledging the recipient as winner of the Mintz Family Foundation Award for Creative Jewish Education of that particular year.