Two Chabad-Lubavitch educators won the 2007 Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education, which recognizes outstanding classroom-based teachers from preschool through Grade 12 in North American communities.

Yehudis Wolvovsky, educational director of Chabad: East of the River in Glastonbury, Conn., and a teacher at the Hebrew High School of New England; and Chana Sheinberger, a teacher at the Hebrew Academy Community School, a Lubavitch institution in Margate, Fla., were both singled out for their commitment to the field of Jewish education.

Each received $2,500, of which $1,500 must be spent on professional development.

"Teaching at my school is a major part of my commitment to my life as a Jew, and to ensure the growth of my community," said Sheinberger in a press release. The positive impact I have on my students, instilling in them a life-long love of learning and a commitment to a Jewish way of life is my key satisfaction."

Sheinberger, a mother of six and former Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, is married to Rabbi Yaakov Sheinberger, the middle school principal at Hebrew Academy.

Besides her classroom duties at the Hebrew High School, Wolvovsky manages the afternoon Jewish Enrichment Program at women's outreach at Chabad: East of the River. She directs the Chabad House with her husband, Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky.