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Know a Jewish teen who’s making the world better?

By Theresa Harrington
“Tikkum olan” is a Hebrew phrase that means “repair the world.”
In this spirit, Bay Area philanthropist Hellen Diller created the “Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award” to help identify, reward and encourage the next generation of Jewish leaders to give back to their communities and improve the world around them.
For the fifth year, the Helen Diller Family Foundation is seeking nominations to award five California teens who are committed to social action an honorarium of $36,000 each.
Teens ages 13-19 can nominate themselves, or be nominated by anyone else except a family member, by Dec. 17. They must identify themselves as Jewish, but their community service projects can benefit the general community or world.
The online nomination form is at More information is at or 415-512-6432.
The Helen Diller Family Foundation is a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties (SFJCF).

Posted on Monday, November 29th, 2010
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