Award Nominations

 

Our community is filled with many outstanding individuals, programs and organizations. The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is asking for your help with our annual awards nomination process.  In 1966, we created our first award – the L.L. Goodman Leadership Award. This year, JFGI will recognize our community’s exceptional individuals, organizations and programs with eight different awards at our Annual Meeting in June.

 

  • L.L. Goodman Award, established in 1966 to recognize individuals under the age of 50 who have demonstrated leadership skills in community activities and in the annual campaign.  Candidates should have made meaningful contributions to the Federation, developed knowledge of the Jewish community and Israel, and should be willing to participate in regional and national meetings.

 

  • Liebert I. Mossler Community Service Award, established in 1979 to recognize and honor individuals with a sustained record of exceptional service to the Jewish and the general community.

 

  • Frank H. Newman Award, established in 1991, is presented to an outstanding professional in one of the Federation’s constituent or beneficiary agencies or in the Jewish community.

 

  • Domont Award, established in 1997, is given to agencies, congregations and Jewish organizations for outstanding creativity in community service. All Jewish community organizations are invited to submit programs to be considered for the award. This award is granted on two criteria:  1) creativity;  2) the enhancement of Jewish Life.

 

  • Melvin Simon Tikkun Olam Award, established in 2002 to recognize unique, special projects that enhance our community.

 

  • Kehilla Award, established in 2009, for sustained and outstanding leadership in the Jewish community.

 

  • OR L’DOR Award, established in 2015, to recognize those outstanding individuals for their leadership, service, and enduring commitment to Jewish continuity by building endowments that will support and inspire future generations.

 

  • The Lev Award, established in 2017, to recognize independent initiative to create and/or share a Jewish experience.
     

In order to nominate an organization, program or individual who meet any of these characteristics, please download and complete the Award Nomination form.

NOTE:  Please review the listing of previous award winners.  Nominations for previous award winners for the same award will not be considered.

 

Rules of entries:

  • Complete a nomination form.
  • Individuals cannot nominate themselves.
  • A picture of the nominee could be included with the submission but is not a requirement.
  • Letters of recommendation, articles, brochures and other supporting documents are encouraged (on 8 ½" x 11" paper).
  • Completed nomination forms must be emailed to peicher@jfgi.org or faxed to 317-715-6983 by Monday, April 30.

 

Submitted materials will not be returned unless otherwise agreed upon in advance. 

 

Notification of Award:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Awards Committee reserves the right to move nominees into different categories, award multiple nominees within a category, or decline granting of an award within a category, as appropriate.

 

All submissions are confidential and nominees are not notified of the application submitted or its status unless it is successful.

2018 AWARD WINNERS

L. L. Goodman Award: Jamie Ratner Rich and Brad Gershman

Liebert I. Mossler Community Service Award: David Resnick

Frank H. Newman Award: Rabbi Sue Laikin Silberberg

Domont Award: PJ Library 10th Anniversary (JFGI, Alan and Linda Cohen Family Foundation)

Melvin Simon Tikkun Olam Award: 2017 Jewish Community Study

Kehilla Award: Paul Kraft and Sheila Greenwald

LEV Award: Boris Gorlin

Previous Award Recipients

L. L. GOODMAN LEADERSHIP AWARD - ESTABLISHED 1966

2017 - Marina and Leonid Grabovsky

2016 - David and Jackie Barrett

2015 - Larry Turow and Steve Klapper

LIEBERT I. MOSSLER COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD - ESTABLISHED 1979

2017 - David Vonnegut-Gabovitch

2016 - Dr. John H. Abrams

2015 - Zeff Weiss (z"l) and Sheila Greenwald

DOMONT AWARD - ESTABLISHED 1997

2017 - KAVOD: Support the Holocaust Survivors (JFS)

2016 - LIFE & LEGACY

2015 - Jewish Community Relations Council Legislative Missions to Washington, D.C.

THE LEV AWARD - ESTABLISHED 2017

2018 - Boris Gorlin

2017 - Beverly Tys-Berson

KEHILLA AWARD - ESTABLISHED 2009

2017 - Benton Marks

2016 - Bradley S. Bell

2015 - Claudette Einhorn

FRANK H. NEWMAN AWARD - ESTABLISHED 1991

2017 - Erica Crowell

2016 - Mrs. Miriam Gettinger

2015 - Elaine Fairfield and Marcia Goldstein

MELVIN SIMON TIKKUN OLAM AWARD - ESTABLISHED 2002

2017 - Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Mitzvah Stitchers

2016 - Popsie's Pantry; Congregation Beth-El Zedeck-Cathedral Soup Kitchen Program

2015 - Tree of Life: a program of Partnership2Gether, Western Galilee Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital, Glick Fund of JFGI

OR L'DOR AWARD - ESTABLISHED 2015

2016 - Chuck Cohen

2015 - Winnie Goldblatt Silberman