Give a nomination this Chanukah

Imagine someone gave you $36,000 for Hanukkah, and told you how much your leadership meant to the community and the world. That would feel pretty incredible, right? Well you can give a teen in your community a chance at that gift, and the honor of recognizing their own giving spirit. You can download the nomination form here and submit it by SUNDAY, January 8, 2012.

Casey Robbins, 2011 Recipient

Daniel Sobajian, 2011 Recipient

Gabe Ferrick, 2011 Recipient

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards honor Jewish teens who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in projects which embody the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world). Up to five California teens are celebrated annually and each recipient is awarded $36,000 for their college education or to further their work to make our world a better place.

Nominate a teen today, and help us celebrate the power of teens to change the world. Watch this video for more info.

Nominations must be submitted by January 8, 2012 (and those submitted before December 31, 2011 will be entered into a drawing to win a $360 donation to a nonprofit of the nominator’s choice).

AWARD ELIGIBILITY: The award is open to Jewish teens who are residents of California and are ages 13-19 at the time of nomination. Teens’ projects can help either the Jewish community or the general community, so long as they have not been remunerated for their services. Teens may be nominated by any community member who knows the value of their project—except family members—or may also nominate themselves. For more information visit our website or contact the Project Coordinator for the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, Rachel Bloom, at (415) 512-6437 or

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards are generously funded by the Helen Diller Family Foundation.


December 22, 2011


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