Debbie Yunker Kail, executive director of Hillel at Arizona State University, is one of five Jewish educators who received The Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize.
The Pomegranate Prize was established in 2011 and recognizes emerging leaders in Jewish education who have been in the field for 10 years or less. The awards were presented at a Nov. 8 breakfast in Washington, D.C.
Each Pomegranate Prize awardee receives $15,000 to generate new educational ventures and their own evolution as leaders in their communities and in Jewish education, according to a press release. In addition, over a three-year period and through foundation-sponsored events, recipients interact and engage with thought leaders and extraordinary educators from across the spectrum of Jewish life.
“We in the Phoenix Jewish community have witnessed firsthand over the last two years Debbie’s passion and leadership, and Hillel at ASU is fortunate to have Debbie helping to enrich the lives of Jewish students there,” said Steve Goldstein, Hillel at ASU board president.
“We are proud that she has received this prestigious national recognition for her work here.”