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Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award seeks to honor a California teen

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. Nomination forms are available at http://www.sfjcf.org/diller/teenawards, call (415) 512-6432, or e-mail dillerteens@sfjcf.org. Deadline is Feb. 19. Teens must self-identify as Jewish, though their community service projects can benefit the general communit.

Tikkun olam is the 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 our next generation of leaders to follow their visions for improving the world around them and giving back to their communities. 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 and#8211; maybe this year will open the door for a young person in your area.