Jewish Educator Award Recipients 2022

Milken Family Foundation and BJE Honor Outstanding Jewish Educators

Since 1990, the Milken Family Foundation has annually sponsored the Jewish Educator Awards, spotlighting outstanding day school educators at BJE-accredited schools who represent excellence in a professional calling so vital to individual students and to the very fabric of society.  Four educators receive the prestigious awards including prizes of $15,000 each. BJE offers its thanks for their tremendous contributions to educating Jewish youth in Los Angeles.

The Milken Family Foundation recently presented the 2022 Jewish Educator Awards to the recipients at a surprise assembly at the school of each winner.

Mazel tov to our award recipients!

(Left to right, above)
Mr. Larry Kligman, Head of School, Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
Mrs. Shoshana Braude, First grade educator at Bais Chaya Mushka
Rabbi Daniel Grama, Rebbe and Director of Recruitment, Valley Torah High School
Ms. Monica Daranyi, 9-10 Division Dean, Math Teacher, Milken Community School

"Jewish education is the most effective means of ensuring that Jewish youth understand our history and destiny, the responsibility to repair the world, and the joy of doing so.

Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder, Lowell Milken

As a teacher, you may get acknowledged by your students, by parents, and within your school or organization, but an award that comes from outside your organization feels like recognition of what you as an educator do for the broader community. The Milken Award comes as a complete surprise – it’s not something for which teachers apply. It’s a chance to see your name counted among educators you know and admire, and it does feel like you’re part of something bigger. No teacher does the work we do in pursuit of an award, but to be recognized in front of our families and fellow educators is very meaningful.” 

For more information about the Milken Family Foundation Jewish Educator Awards, please visit their website