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Empowering Young Leaders
To Build A Better World

Announcing Our 2020 Awardees

Max Astrachan | Abe Baker-Butler | Nathan Balk King | Peyton Barsel | Hollis Belger | Sonia Chajet Wides | Isha Clarke | Jacob Cramer | Sophie Draluck | Liza Goldberg | Jonah Gottlieb | Jamie Margolin | Zachary Patterson | Noah Rubin | Olivia Seltzer


Each Year, The Helen Diller Family Foundation Awards $36,000

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

Seeking Teen Leaders Who...

show significant initiative and leadership in creating and leading a new initiative — or have considerably deepened or expanded an existing project — that embodies the values of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world.

All Candidates Must Be

  • Serving in a leadership role on a project aimed at repairing the world
  • Aged 13-19
  • Self-identified as Jewish
  • Residents of the United States
  • Volunteering without any compensation

2020 Awards Timeline

All Applicants Are Notified of their Status

Application Deadline - January 8th, 2020

Semi-Finalist Announcements - March, 2020

Finalist Announcements - April, 2020

Awardee Announcements - June, 2020

I am a Jewish teen leading a project to repair the world!

Apply Applications are open August through January
No nominations needed to apply.

I know a Jewish teen leading a project to repair the world!

Nominate Nominations are open July through December


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