Based on the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (“repair of the world”), each year up to five deserving teens, 13-19 years old, from throughout California, are awarded $36,000 each for community service and for demonstrating outstanding leadership and commitment to improving the world around them. The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards seek to recognize teens who are exceptional role models in their communities and beyond. These awards can be directed toward the recipient’s college education or toward furthering his/her tikkun olam vision.
View award criteria, frequently asked questions and other information for nominators on our announcement flyer. Nominations for the 2010 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards will be accepted on a rolling basis through February 19, 2010. For your convenience, we have the following electronic forms available online:
The Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, proudly announces the 2009 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recipients: Max Einhorn (La Jolla), Eric Feldman (Palos Verdes Estates), Aaron Feuer (Los Angeles), Jacqueline Rotman (Santa Barbara), and Erin Schrode (Ross).
These remarkable teens were chosen through an arduous yet inspiring selection process from some 135 outstanding nominees.
To read reflections from the 2009 winners about being a recipient of the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, please click here.
The awards were launched in 2007 when these extraordinary teens were recognized: Amanda Haworth (La Jolla), Allison Hoffman (Los Altos), Justin Sachs (Carlsbad), Shira Shane (Encino) and Erich Sorger (Beverly Hills). The 2008 recipients are: Eric Heimark (Palo Alto), Fred Scarf (Sherman Oaks), Ronit Abramson (San Diego), Sarah Van Zanten (Palo Alto), and Shelby Layne (Pacific Palisades).
For more information, please contact:
Robyn Carmel, Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards Project Coordinator
RobynC@sfjcf.org - 415.512.6432
Follow Us on Twitter