Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

Posted by Helen Diller Family Foundation on November 17, 2014

Nominations Invited for 2015 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

Based on the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, or “repair of the world,” the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards seek to recognize teens who are exceptional role models in their communities and beyond. The awards celebrate teens who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in projects that embody the values of tikkun olam. Teen projects may benefit the Jewish community or the general community.

Up to fifteen teens — five from California and ten from other communities across the country — will be acknowledged for their visionary actions with an award of $36,000, to be used to further their philanthropic work or education.

Anyone is eligible to nominate a teen except members of his/her family. Teens are welcome to apply without a nomination. In that case, no nomination form will be filled out, but an additional (third) recommendation is required. Anyone can serve as a reference for a teen except for the applicant’s nominator or a member of the applicant’s family.

To be eligible, nominees must be between the ages of 13 and 19 at nomination, working to repair the world in a leadership capacity, volunteering without any compensation, and self-identified as Jewish.

For complete award guidelines, nomination and application instructions, an FAQ, and profiles of 2014 award recipients, see the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards website.



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