Nominations for teen awards due

Nominate the 2017 Harry Glickman Scholar Athlete of the Year

Applications must be submitted by midnight, Nov. 30, 2016.

The Oregon Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and the Mittleman Jewish Community Center are seeking applications for a male and a female high school student as its Harry Glickman Scholar Athletes of the Year. Any Jewish scholar athlete who lives in Oregon and is a junior or senior in high school is eligible. Applicants will be judged on academic and athletic achievements as well as his or her commitment to community service.

One male student and one female student will be selected for the award and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2017 MJCC Friends of the Center Brunch. Winners will also receive public recognition at the MJCC, a commemorative plaque and a monetary award.

For questions, contact MJCC Program Director Len Steinberg at 503-535-3555 or email For more information or to apply:

Seeking socially minded Jewish teens for $36,000 awards

The Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards. Now in its 10th year, the prestigious national award recognizes up to 15 Jewish teens annually with $36,000 each for demonstrating exceptional leadership and spearheading dynamic social change. Up to five teens from California and 10 from other communities across the United States will be acknowledged for their philanthropic efforts.

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards began in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007 as the vision of Bay Area philanthropist Helen Diller. The awards recognize Jewish teens demonstrating and exemplifying the spirit of tikkun olam, a central Jewish value meaning “to repair the world.”  Since its origin in 2007, the program has awarded over $3 million to 84 teens in recognition of their vision, compassion, innovation, and demonstrated ability to lead.

Teachers, civic leaders, rabbis – anyone interested in nominating a teen – or any teen interested in self-nominating, can visit to begin the nomination/application process. The deadline for nominations is Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.

Complete the simple online form at For more information, email or call 415-512-6432.


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