Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards.

The award, given to up to five Jewish teens in California, is $36,000 and winners can use the money any way they choose.

The awards are based on service and community projects and are funded by the Helen Diller Family Foundation.

Tikkun Olam translates to “repair the world.”

Last year, Montgomery High’s Gabe Ferrick was one of five winners. To read that story, click here: http://bit.ly/ubb91z

Nominations are due Jan. 6. Teens can be nominated by teachers, community leaders, rabbis, or anyone who knows the value of the student’s service and commitment. Family members may not nominate a teen, but students can nominate themselves.

For more information about the nomination process and the award, go to www.jewishfed.org/teenawards/process or www.jewishfed.org/diller/teenawards. Those interested can also call 415-512-6437.