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Nominate a teen for Tikkun Olam Award

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From page A10 | November 05, 2013 |

The Helen Diller Family Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, which recognize up to 10 Jewish teens with $36,000 each for exceptional leadership and visionary actions that are helping to repair the world.

Bay Area philanthropist Helen Diller created the awards in 2007 to support California’s Jewish teens who exemplify the spirit of tikkun olam — a Jewish precept meaning “to repair the world.”

So far the foundation has awarded nearly $1.5 million to 40 teens to support their volunteer service projects and education. Each year up to five California teens and 5 teens from other parts of the country are recognized.

Past recipients of the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards have created a wide range of projects supporting various causes, including providing clean drinking water to people living in Third World countries, teen-based websites that provide tools and resources for youth to pursue their own community service projects, educational nonprofits that help those living with Autism and Alzheimer’s and many more.

Video of the 2013 recipients and their projects is available at www.dillerteenawards.org/media/videos.

Beyond bolstering national recognition of the teens and their social action projects, the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards have nurtured a growing network of young leaders. Awards alumni, who are already driven to make a difference, have inspired and mobilized a “civic generation” committed to volunteerism. Past recipients have been recognized by some of the world’s foremost institutions and leaders, including the United Nations Foundation, The White House and former President Bill Clinton.

“Today’s teens are tomorrow’s leaders. It is our hope that this award will recognize some outstanding young people who are already helping to repair the world,” said Helen Diller, president of the sponsoring foundation. “By celebrating Jewish teens committed to social action in innovative ways, we hope to inspire many more young people to follow their example.”

Teens may be nominated by any community member — except a family member — familiar with the value of their project. Teens also may nominate themselves. They must be U.S. residents between the ages of 13 and 19 at the time of nomination and must self-identify as Jewish.

Their projects may benefit the general or Jewish community, locally, nationally or worldwide. Teens compensated for their services are not eligible.

Nomination forms are available at www.dillerteenawards.org and the deadline is Jan. 5. For more information, email dillerteenawards@sfjcf.org or call 415-512-6432.

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