Call for Nominees, The Bryna Zehngut Mitzvot Award

 

The Women’s Philanthropy Advisory Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona announces the twelfth annual Bryna Zehngut Mitzvot Award. This award, created to honor Bryna Zehngut, of blessed memory, recognizes an outstanding Jewish teenaged girl. 
 

The recipient should be a high school junior or senior Jewish girl who has been a role model of Jewish values and shown leadership through her community organization or volunteer activities. She will receive a $613 gift relating to the Torah’s 613 mitzvot. The money can be utilized towards participation on a trip to Israel, a Jewish leadership/educational program, or it can be donated in the recipient’s name to a Jewish non-profit organization. The honoree will also be recognized by Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona during the 2019 Connections Brunch on Sunday, March 10 at Westin La Paloma Resort.
 

 

 

We encourage you to submit one or more nominations.

The application form can be found online here: https://goo.gl/forms/WYC2USmaFigkYePv1
Please inform the girls of your nominations as they will be responsible to submit a brief resume, one letter of recommendation from a non-family member, and a brief statement of intent for use of the $613 award. All forms can be submitted on line and must be uploaded no later than November 16, 2018. Questions can be directed to Susannah Castro at the Jewish Federation, 520-577-9393 or scastro@jfsa.org
 

 Applications may also be submitted by emailing the requested information to scastro@jfsa.org .

We thank you for joining us in recognizing the outstanding achievements of our youth.

 

 

Bryna Zehngut Mitvot Award Winners by Year:

2018

Jillian Cassius and Maya Levy

2017

Zoe Holtzman

2016

Madyssen Zarin

2015

Sarah Cassius

2014

Adina Artzi

2013

Ital Ironstone

2012

Rachel Knox

2011

Alyssa Silva

2010

Cate Rubin

2009

Ariella Faitelson

2008

Rebecca Beckman

2007 – first award, Allison Abraham

Creation of award, 12/8/06