Innovation Garden


The Mordecai Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood is excited to announce the two recipients of the Dan Cedarbaum Prize in Jewish Education: Rabbi Michelle Greenfield and Rabbi Bec Richman.

Rabbi Michelle Greenfield from Kol Tzedek Synagogue in Philadelphia, Kol Tzedek Hebrew and Tefillah Curriculum, a project engaging children in producing liturgy that reflects the pluralism and diversity of the Jewish community

Rabbi Bec Richman, whose B’Yadeinu Monthly Makers project establishes a new center for Jewish growth  in Cleveland Heights, Ohio incorporating meditation, music, and art

A Dialogue with Rabbis Michelle Greenfield and Bec Richman, Cedarbaum Prize Winners


In addition to our two recipients of the Dan Cedarbaum Prize, we have placed thirteen other projects in our 21st-century Kaplanian Innovation Garden. We found the work suggested in each of these projects to be creative and worthy of further support. We have thus given them a $250 Kaplan Center innovation award.

The Kaplan Center’s Educational Innovation Conference was November 9, 2022. Watch recordings from our innovative presenters here.