Beth Yeshurun Day School is beyond proud to announce our very own Ariel Rozen, Principal of Jewish Life and Admissions Advisor, as the 2020 Winner of The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston’s Harold Reingold Yavneh Award for Jewish Educators.
This prestigious award honors a supervisor or administrator of Jewish education at any level, including early childhood, day school, congregational school, informal or adult education programs. Ariel will be honored by the Federation in June. Information about this virtual awards program will be coming soon.
Harold Reingold, z’l, lovingly touched the lives of the children of Emanu El for more than 30 years. Prior to becoming religious school director in 1956, he served as director for Houston-Galveston BBYO. He was a past chairman of the Federation’s Bureau of Jewish Education and the first recipient of the Yavneh Award for Jewish Educators. He was a founder and past president of the Houston Interfaith Religious Educator’s Association and the Jewish Educators Council.
Ariel Rozen is not only an outstanding educator, but she serves as a role model to her colleagues, students, and families. Mrs. Rozen has been involved in Jewish education in both formal and informal settings since her teens. The love of Judaism and Jewish education permeates throughout Ariel’s professional and personal life.
Ariel has led the Jewish Life component of Beth Yeshurun Day School for over a decade as a classroom teacher, mentor, and administrator. In her role as an outstanding Jewish administrator and educator, Ariel has brought innovative programming to our school including Pesach experiences, Yom Ha’Atzmaut interactive centers, and a myriad of student-led chesed projects.
Ariel’s commitment to Beth Yeshurun Day School, her students, and our community is only a small part of why her role has been updated to Principal of Jewish Life and Admissions Advisor.
Ariel has been a constant pillar of support in all facets of the school. Her work ethic, personality, and love of all things Judaism and BYDS sometimes go under the radar as she is a “doer” and always willing to do what it is in the best interest of the school without taking credit. She is truly deserving of this award and acknowledgment of her role in the BYDS, CBY, and Houston community.
Mazel Tov again to Ariel Rozen, the 2020 winner of The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston’s Harold Reingold Yavneh Award for Jewish Educators!