Calling for nominations...

Throughout the year, the Federation  honors individuals who are truly making a difference in our community.  Before that can happen though, we need some  nominations.  If you know someone befitting an award, please don't hesitate to submit his or her name.  Many of the honorees will receive not only recognition for their projects, but financial assistance as well to carry out their important work. During this round of nominations we are seeking exceptional women, teenagers, and teachers:

Judith Chapman Memorial Women's Leadership Award

The Judith Chapman Memorial Women’s Leadership fund honors a woman from the Federation’s service area who exemplifies significant and sustained volunteer leadership, and who values her Jewish identity and the importance of tzedakah in her life. Established in honor of Judith Chapman, the award is presented each year at the Women's Alliance Power of One event and acknowledged at the Federation’s annual meeting.

Click here for more information. Deadline:  January 29, 2009

Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

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.

Click here for more information. Deadline:  February 17, 2009


Helen Diller Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education

The Helen Diller Family Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education were established in January 2001 to recognize and honor educators in institutions offering pre-collegiate programs in Jewish education, who have made an extraordinary impact on the youth of our community.

Click here for more information. Deadline:  March 1, 2009


January 21, 2009


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