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Empowering Young Leaders
To Build A Better World

Meet the Fifteen

2015 Awards Recipients

Each year, the Helen Diller Family Foundation awards $36,000

to each of fifteen Jewish U.S. teens for exceptional leadership and engagement in service projects to make the world a better place.

FEATURED RECIPIENT:
Katie Hamelburg

Katie set out to empower teens to participate in projects that fix the world, one volunteer hour at a time. To accomplish this, Katie launched Operation 18,000 to channel the volunteer energy of United Synagogue Youth (USY).

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FEATURED PROJECT:
T.A.G: Teens Against Genocide

TAG brought students together to bring attention to the Genocide in Darfur, Sudan and to create avenues for teens and others to act to end the genocide.

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Tikkun Olam

Tikkun olam is a central Jewish precept which means “to repair the world.”