Jerusalem Education Oscar (Photo: official website, Photo: Avihu Bashari)
The Education Oscar recognizes original and creative educational and social initiatives, as well as educators and shell workers in educational institutions who have excelled exceptionally well in their roles. The Oscars ceremony includes many categories for selecting the winners, including: principal, teacher, secretary, kindergarten teacher, assistant, psychologist, house father, guard, educational institution and more.
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon: "The Jerusalem Education Oscar award ceremony is one of the ways of our amazing education system to say heartfelt thanks to the amazing women and educators in our city and to all the surrounding staff and the children of Jerusalem. This is a tremendous opportunity to express enormous gratitude for your work to educate the next generation, for your dedication and professionalism, as well as for the attentiveness and envelope you provide to the students. We will continue to invest, nurture and support the field of education, as befits the education capital of the State of Israel."
Lifetime Achievement Award Won
Reuven Babian, principal of the Erezim School - Reuven sees the work with the students at the school as sacred work, feels like a messenger and dedicates himself entirely to the students. About 26 years ago, Reuven's son fell in the helicopter disaster, and after thinking and wanting to retire, he decided to dedicate his life to the students, out of a desire to fulfill his life using his personal story that pushes him to the holy work he does with the students.
Afaf Kadumi, principal of the Issawiya Girls School - Afaf has been working in the education system for 23 years, while promoting excellence and achievements in many areas such as: reducing dropouts, academic achievements, emotional and social support, and doing a great deal of significant work. One of her main goals is the empowerment of women in the Arab sector, and she dedicates her life to this goal.
Esther Shama, founder of Or Eini, which she founded 15 years ago together with other mothers as a center for promotion, rehabilitation, accompaniment and support for the visually impaired and their families. About a year ago, the organization established an educational center that includes an ultra-Orthodox kindergarten, the first of its kind in Israel, a loan center for professional devices for the blind, music rooms and more. Esther, with her great dedication, works to strengthen optimism among the organization's community, combined with the recognition of limitations in a healthy and balanced manner and while realizing the potential inherent in each and every one.
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon presents the prize (Photo: official website, Photo: Avihu Bashari)
Jerusalem Education Academy Award Winners
In the category of teachers:
Leah Rabinovich, from the Ashira school, a very veteran educator and teacher in the Jerusalem education system, who over the years has taught and educated thousands of students and worked within the framework of the state-religious education system in the city. Leah also accompanies teams of language teachers in other schools in the city and is constantly working on renewal and relevance in education.
Amal Abd Rabba, a teacher at the Al-Basmaat school from the first day of its establishment. Amal is a very diligent teacher, who created trusting relationships with all the employees and students at the school and led very significant projects for the students and parents. Today, Amal is the school's pedagogical coordinator, who cares about the success of its students and the quality of its pedagogical work.
Rabbi Shalom Rawimi is an educator at Orot Talpiot School who acts with great dedication on behalf of his students. During every break and even after school hours, Rabbi Worthy remained to help struggling students or talk to his beloved students. Recently, he even established a new and regular after-school class for them, during which a tractate that is not taught in the formal classroom is taught, all on a voluntary basis for the sake of his students.
In the Schools category
Givat Gonen School - The school advocates the 'holistic' method and emphasizes the sense of capability and belonging of each student. The school's students enjoy a high academic level, while utilizing all their abilities and providing them with a "toolbox" for the coming years. The school emphasizes students' ability to choose and encourages them to develop additional skills beyond formal education, such as: confectionery, architecture, sports, art and more.
Beit Hanina Girls Comprehensive School - The school strives to educate students with leading leadership personalities and ready for the future, with an emphasis on academic, professional and social achievements. Over the years, the school's Tawjieh achievements have increased significantly, reflecting the work of the staff with the students, in the school's unique method, which presents the importance of responding to social and emotional skills as the key to growth.
Fear of God School - the oldest school, which is characterized by a good atmosphere, Torah and Derech Eretz education and encouraging the students to strive as high as possible, while investing heavily for their success. The school has a variety of populations, and the educational staff creates an atmosphere of belonging, friendship and caring among all students.
In the Horticulture category
Shoshi Zisk - Shoshi is a veteran kindergarten teacher in the city, who serves as a kindergarten teacher and instructor while promoting the field of ICT in the city by demonstrating wisdom, a spirit of giving and personal guidance. Shoshi works as part of an enrichment garden for media promotion, and comes to kindergartens all over the city while accompanying and guiding the kindergarten staff in the city.
Rima Zahaika - Rima is a professional kindergarten teacher dedicated to her work, who has been running the kindergarten in the al-Tur neighborhood for over 12 years. Every day, Rima welcomes kindergarten children with a smile and love, incorporates each and every child and empowers them all in an extraordinary way while setting an example of investment, initiative and partnership in the educational system.
Sivan Cohen - In addition to her work as a kindergarten teacher in the city's Beit Vagan neighborhood, Sivan integrates the educational activity in the kindergarten in accordance with the goals of the Pre-Primary Education Division in the Haredi sector, and uses a variety of teaching methods while providing a personalized response to each student. Sivan encourages the resolution of problems and conflicts in interpersonal discourse, and enables emotional expression and the creation of an appropriate space.
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