Tikkun Olam Awards

Tikkun Olam is a fundamental Jewish principle and lived value. According to Wikipedia, Tikkun Olam is “a Hebrew phrase that means ‘repairing the world.’ In Judaism, the concept of tikkun olam originated in the early rabbinic period. The concept was given new meanings in the kabbalah of the medieval period and further connotations in modern Judaism.” For more information on Tikkun Olam, CLICK HERE.  The following was e-mailed to Lisa Yavnai, J.D., Ph.D., Director,  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center, on November 23, 2010, in response to her inquiry and request for more information about the award: 

“Regarding the meaning of the award, our mission is to recognize individuals and organizations who are working in the areas of remembrance of WWII, revealing Haiti’s role in saving Jewish refugees’ lives during the Shoah and building bridges to new understanding of the current connection between the Jewish and Haitian people. This project, begun shortly after the Haiti earthquake in January 2010, is a deeply meaningful effort to repair broken links in information and connections in these areas of research.”

Dr. Yavnai responded as follows:

“Thank you very much for explaining the meaning of the award – it is very significant and we are honored to be bestowed with this award.”

Since November 23, 2010, we have expanded the scope of recipients of the award to include a wider range of types of professions, activism and creative work.

To see a gallery of all Tikkun Olam Award recipients, CLICK HERE

57th Tikkun Olam Award to Henryka Manès

56th Tikkun Olam Award to Amy Ziering

55th Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Susan Weiss

54th Tikkun Olam Award to Professor Jack Habib and the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute

53rd Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff

52nd Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Michael Berenbaum

51st Tikkun Olam Award to The Center Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel

50th Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Marina Mkhitaryan

49th Tikkun Olam Award to Michael Welner, M.D.

48th Tikkun Olam Award to Herzog Hospital

47th Tikkun Olam Award to Professor John J. Donohue III

46th Tikkun Olam Award to Professor Leonard Saxe

45th Tikkun Olam Award to Professor Howard Gardner

44th Tikkun Olam Award to Professors Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman

43rd Tikkun Olam Award to Jonny Daniels

42nd Tikkun Olam Award to Cave Explorer Chris Nicola

41st Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Harriet Lipman Sepinwall

40th Tikkun Olam Award to American Jewish World Service

39th Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel

38th Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Kori Street

37th Tikkun Olam Award to The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education

36th Tikkun Olam Award to Andrew Nagorski

35th Tikkun Olam Award to Lauren Wolfe

34th Tikkun Olam Award to Doctors of the World

33rd Tikkun Olam Award to Professor András Kovács of Hungary

32nd Tikkun Olam Award to World Without Genocide

31st Tikkun Olam Award to Alvin H. Rosenfeld

30th Tikkun Olam Award to Naomi Tucker and Shalom Bayit

29th Tikkun Olam Award to Southern Poverty Law Center

28th Tikkun Olam Award to Tammi Rossman-Benjamin

27th Tikkun Olam Award to David Satter

26th Tikkun Olam Award to Lyssa Fils-Aimé Hargrove

25th Tikkun Olam Award to Tom Lantos and The Lantos Foundation

24th Tikkun Olam Award to the Jewish Tribune  (Largest Jewish Weekly in Canada)

23rd Tikkun Olam Award to Gloria Greenfield (Documentary Filmmaker)

22nd Tikkun Olam Award to Daniel Pearl & The Daniel Pearl Foundation

21st Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Neil J. Kressel (Director, Honors Program in the Social Sciences, William Patterson University)

20th Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Efraim Zuroff (Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center – Israel Office)

19th Tikkun Olam Award to Robert Wistrich (Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University)

18th Tikkun Olam Award to Yad Vashem

17th Tikkun Olam Award to Nina Simone Grotch (ADL)

16th Tikkun Olam Award to Dina Porat

15th Tikkun Olam Award to Hannah Rosenthal (U.S. State Department)

14th Tikkun Olam Award to Kenneth S. Stern (AJC)

13th Tikkun Olam Award to Simon Wiesenthal Center

12th Tikkun Olam Award to Frank Harris

11th Tikkun Olam Award to j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California 

10th Tikkun Olam Award to Eva Meinberg Aviad 

9th Tikkun Olam Award (Edgar and Harry Rosenberg)

8th Tikkun Olam Award (Liz Kineke) [CBS]

7th Tikkun Olam Award (Eleanor Miller) [Haitian Times]

6th Tikkun Olam Award (USHMM)

5th Tikkun Olam Award (Misha Mitsel) [JDC]

4th Tikkun Olam Award (Rebecca Anna Stoil)[Jerusalem Post]

3rd Tikkun Olam Award (Joseph Bernard Jr. of Haiti)

2nd Tikkun Olam Award (Mordechai Arbell of Israel)

The First HAITI JEWISH REFUGEE LEGACY PROJECT Tikkun Olam Award

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