Encinitas-based nonprofit Tarbuton recently selected three San Diego educators for the San Diego Harold Grinspoon Foundation Award for Excellence in Jewish Education for Multi-Institutional and Independent Jewish Educators. Craig Parks (Carlsbad), Lillian Elbaz (Serra Mesa), and Arielle Gereboff (La Jolla) were awarded $1,000, $500, and $250 mini grants for their innovative work in Jewish education.

Founded in 2006, Tarbuton seeks to engage San Diego’s Jewish community by educating, building community, and strengthening Jewish identity. Startup18 is a Tarbuton program that encourages grassroots development of Jewish and Israeli cultural programs for youth and adults. These include the Jewish Educator Awards, as well as a Jewish Engagement Lab, Idea Roundtables, and a Community Hackathon. Learn more at www.tarbuton.org.