At this year’s annual gala, Tanenbaum recognized Jordana Jacobs, a teacher at The Hudson School in Hoboken, NJ with the Adam Solomon Award, which was created in recognition of Mr. Solomon’s commitment to excellence and to Tanenbaum before his untimely death.
Jordana has used several of Tanenbaum’s resources in her classroom, including the Park51 curriculum and the Seven Principles for Inclusive Education. Her speech at the gala highlights the critical role educators play in teaching their students to appreciate diversity and replace hatred and prejudice with understanding and respect.
Jordana's speech is reprinted below. While the written version doesn't include the full passion with which Jordana delivered it, it still rings true in concert with Tanenbaum's work.