The Chinuch Awards:

Recognize and celebrate an exceptional Chabad teacher!

The Chinuch Awards were established as a means to highlight hardworking and gifted Chabad educators and to give the community a chance to honor our Mechanchim and Mechanchos.

The Awards acknowledge the impact of the very best teachers–not only on their students but on the communities around them.

How To Nominate:

Tell us about a teacher who stands above the rest! The Chinuch Award offers everyone the opportunity to say “thank you” to an exceptional teacher and show them how much we appreciate the hard work they do every single day. Please scroll down to fill out the form below.

Each nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Teacher of any subject, grades 1-12, in a Chabad school.
  • Spends more than 10 hours a week in a classroom.
  • Three or more years of teaching experience.
  • Communicates the core principles of MEF’s “Vision for Chabad Schools” and effectively integrates the Vision into his or her teaching through innovative teaching methods.


The closing date for nominations is 4 Sivan (6/10/2016) Finalists will be announced on 9 Sivan (6/15/2016.)  A panel of veteran Mechanchim and Mechanchos will choose two award recipients (one man and one woman) and the public announcement will take place at the Chabad Chinuch Convention on 4 Tammuz (7/10/2016.)

Two exceptional Chabad teachers–one man and one woman—will be chosen from the pool of nominations based on their ability to bring MEF’s “Vision for Chabad Schools” to life. Each award recipient will receive a cash prize of $3600, and be honored at a special reception at the Chabad Chinuch Convention.

Chinuch Award Panel of Judges:

Men’s Committee:

Rabbi Manis Frankel, Pittsburgh PA

Rabbi Meir Perlstein, Crown Heights

Rabbi Nissen Brenenson, Crown Heights

Rabbi Faitel Lewin, Crown Heights


Women’s Committee:

Mrs. C Altein, Beis Rivka, Crown Heights

Mrs. S Shapiro, Bnos Menachem, Crown Heights

Mrs. G Newman, Bais Chaya Mushka, Los Angeles

Mrs. B Landa, Bais Chomesh, Toronto

Mrs. C Rose, MEF, Crown Heights.

Nomination Form

Thank you for participating in the Chinuch Awards.

Nominations are now closed.

Stay tuned to hear more about the finalists and more information about the Chinuch Awards reception on July 10th 2015, click here.