The Helen Diller Family Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education

Please join us for the award reception and celebration for recipients of the Helen Diller Family Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco.

Today’s children are the future; imbuing young people with a strong sense of Jewish identity is the key to Jewish continuity. Outstanding teachers encourage youth to explore the rich traditions of the Jewish heritage, to incorporate Jewish values into their own lives, to help build Jewish community, and to take responsibility for the common destiny of the Jewish people.

Established in January 2001, Helen Diller Family Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education recognize and honor educators offering pre-collegiate programs in Jewish education who have made an extraordinary impact on the youth of our community. Categories include early childhood, day school, congregational or community school, and informal education (outside of a classroom). Each award carries with it a prize of $10,000 for the educator and $2,500 for the educator’s institution.

May 23, 2016
12:00 AM
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street
San Francisco


Organized By: 
The Helen Diller Family Foundation
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Event Contact Person: 
Molly Stern, 415-512-6260,
Rabbi Ed Feinstein
In 2016, Rabbi Ed Feinstein, a renowned scholar and teacher, celebrated his 22nd year as rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California. He serves on the faculty of the Ziegler Rabbinical School of the American Jewish University, the Wexner Heritage Program, and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He is a member of the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and a member of the school board of the Milken Community High School.
Tikvah Farber
Jodi Gladstone
Jody Bloom
Sarai Shapiro