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Nominations being taken for 2014 Jewish teen award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards. The award, given to up to 10 Jewish teens – five from California, five from the rest of the U.S.– 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.” In 2012, Maria Carrillo High student Daniel Rosenthal won $36,000 for… Read More »

Reminder: Diller Family Foundation seeking award nominations

REMINDER: Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards. The award, given to up to 10 Jewish teens – five from California, five from the rest of the U.S.– 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, Maria Carrillo High student Daniel Rosenthal won $36,000… Read More »

Diller Family Foundation taking award nominations

REMINDER: Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards. The award, given to up to 10 Jewish teens – five from California, five from the rest of the U.S.– 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, Maria Carrillo High student Daniel Rosenthal won $36,000… Read More »

Diller Teen award taking nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards. The award, given to up to 10 Jewish teens – five from California, five from the rest of the U.S.– 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, Maria Carrillo High student Daniel Rosenthal won $36,000 for… Read More »

Nominations being accepted for major teen service award

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… Read More »

Ferrick to be honored by Diller Foundation

 Montgomery High’s Gabe Ferrick will be celebrated next week for his work to bring awareness and aid to families and children in Rwanda. Ferrick has earned recognition for his works including fundraisers and events to educate others about the genocide-ravaged region of Darfur. He has spearheaded Walk to End Genocide and other events. Ferrick will be among five California teens honored by the Helen Diller Foundation at a ceremony on Monday. The foundation will award the students $36,000 each for… Read More »

Montgomery’s Ferrick honored for volunteerism

Montgomery High’s Gabe Ferrick will be honored tonight as a Distinguished Finalist in the 2011 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Ferrick was chosen from among more than 5,000 middle and high school students  nominated in November for their volunteer community service. Ferrick, a sophomore at Montgomery, is credited with raising $43,000 to help end genocide in Darfur through various events. At the Santa Rosa City School Board meeting tonight Ferrick will be presented with an engraved bronze medallion for the Prudential award.… Read More »