We are elated to share that our founder, Jessica Goldberg, has been named a 2019 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards Recipient.
Now in its 13th year, the national Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards honor the work of teen leaders who are committed to igniting change in their communities and around the globe.
Each awardee received $36,000 in support of their philanthropic vision. The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards began in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007 as the vision of Bay Area philanthropist Helen Diller. The awards promote and empower Jewish teens who demonstrate and exemplify the spirit of tikkun olam, a central Jewish value meaning “repair the world.” Since 2007, the program has awarded more than $4 million to 129 teens in recognition of their vision, innovation, and demonstration of leadership.
Receiving this award is not only an honor, it’s also a validation of the importance and potential of our work; this award allows Jessica to carry on the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam, which means to repair the world, and inspire others to make a real difference.
Jessica has chosen to use 100% of the award money to create a sustainability plan for Sib4Sib’s future. The money will be used to pay the salary of our executive director.
Jessica is celebrated this honor with her parents, Sammi, and fellow recipients at a special awards ceremony in California on August 19, 2019.
To learn more about the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards visit dillerteenawards.org.