KI annually awards three prizes to individuals who champion our values.

Haben GirmaDignity of Difference Prize honors a champion of inclusion and multi-vocal approaches to the sacred.  This year on May 2 we were pleased to honor Haben Girma for her extraordinary and inspiring leadership toward greater inclusion, particularly for those with disabilities.



donniel hartmanThird Commonwealth Prize honors a significant change-agent for the Jewish People.  This year we were pleased to honor Rabbi Donniel Hartman, President of Jerusalem’s Shalom Hartman Institute for the peerless work that the Institute has done to strengthen bicontinental bonds between Israeli and North American Jewry.  Their noteworthy efforts continue to make the common project of Israeli and North American Jewry into a more shared project. Michael Sandel helped present the Prize on Wednesday, May 25.


anita diamantLove of Judaism Prize honors someone who makes people smile upon Judaism.  This year we are pleased to honor Anita Diamant, author and founder of the progressive Mayyim Hayyim Mikvah.  The Prize will be presented as part of our Centennial Celebration year. Join us on Friday, February 10, for a special service in honor of our past and our future: a service dedicated to alumni & children. Following services, KI will present the Love of Judaism Prize to Anita Diamant. A special dinner will be served. To register for dinner, please click here.



KI’s culture is energized by three principles, each of which is reinforced a Prize:

Empowerment generating change-agents (Third Commonwealth)
Inclusion esteeming multi-vocal authenticity (Dignity of Difference)
Practicing Partnership producing richer Jewish experiences that inspire (Love of Judaism)