The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood

Mordecai M. Kaplan (1881-1983) was one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of the 20th century. We believe that his thought may be even more important in the 21st century.

Cedarbaum Prize Evaluative Criteria

Categories of Criteria3 – Superior2 - Average1–Doesn’t meet standard
Explanation of the Innovation Innovation is valid, appropriately current, understandable by target audience, authoritative, and appropriate.Innovation is partially valid, less than appropriately current, garners less than complete understanding by target audience, is incomplete in elements of authority and appropriateness.Innovation is invalid, outdated, not understandable by target audience, deficient in authority and appropriateness.
Creativity – under Inspired InnovationBreakthrough approach or new paradigm.Incremental improvement or new practice or toolStandard approach
Feasibility & Risk under Support ImplementationIs feasible/realistic and highly likely to produce desirable outcomes. Associated risks are minimal.Is reasonably feasible/realistic and likely to produce desirable outcomes. Associated risks are moderate.Is unrealistic/unfeasible and unlikely to produce desirable outcomes. Associated risks are unacceptable.

The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood

3601 Park Center Blvd., Apt 307
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Email: eric@kaplancenter.org