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Nominate outstanding students for the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award

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Tikkun olam is the Hebrew phrase that literally means “repair the world.” The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award was established by Bay Area philanthropist Helen Diller to help identify, reward and encourage our next generation of leaders to follow their visions for improving the world around them and giving back to their communities.

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize young Californians who have distinguished themselves as leaders and have initiated community service projects that impact their communities in meaningful ways. Any teacher, civic leader, non-family member or teen may nominate a California resident between 13 and 19 years old for a $36,000 award. Teens must self-identify as Jewish, though their community service projects can benefit the general community. Nomination forms are available at

Call (415) 512-6432 or e-mail Deadline is Feb. 19.

The awards are funded by the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Past recipients have come from Los Angeles, La Jolla/Santa Barbara, San Diego, Marin County, Encino, Carlsbad, Beverly Hills and Los Altos.

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