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California and Truckee Tahoe teens eligible for $36,000 community service award

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Nominate a California teen for their dedication to community service and they could win $36,000.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Helen Diller Family Foundation wants to reward Californiaand#8217;s most philanthropically minded young Jewish teens with a significant financial recognition of their commitment to social action. Five California teens will be named recipients of the 2011 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award and each will receive an honorarium of $36,000.

Tikkun olam is a Hebrew phrase that literally means and#8220;repair the world.and#8221;- The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award was established by Bay Area philanthropist Helen Diller, to help identify, reward and encourage the next generation of Jewish leaders, and to encourage them to follow their visions for improving the world around them and giving back to their communities.-

The award is 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 (SFJCF).

Qualifications:

· Teens can be nominated by teachers, community leaders, rabbis, or anyone who knows the value of their volunteer service and commitment and#8212; except family members. They can also nominate themselves.

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· Each candidate must be a California resident aged 13-19 years old at the time of nomination

· Nominees must self-identify as Jewish, though community service projects can benefit the general community and the world at large

Complete the simple online nomination form at http://www.jewishfed.org/diller/teenawards/

For further information visit http://www.sfjcf.org/diller, call 415-512-6432 or e-mail dillerteens@sfjcf.org. Deadline is Dec. 17, 2010.

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