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.”

 

60th Tikkun Olam Award to Juan Carlos Emden

59th Tikkun Olam Award to Professor Steven J. Zipperstein (Professor in Jewish Culture and History, Stanford University)

58th Tikkun Olam Award to Lisa Miara

57th Tikkun Olam Award to Henryka Manès (Founder and Executive Director
EcoWorks International)

56th Tikkun Olam Award to Amy Ziering (Documentary Filmmaker)

55th Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Susan Weiss (Executive Director, Center for Women’s Justice [Israel]}

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

53rd Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff (Holocaust Studies for Miami-Dade County Public Schools)

52nd Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Michael Berenbaum (Holocaust Scholar, American Jewish University)

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

50th Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Marina Mkhitaryan (Photographer, Armenian Genocide)

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 (Professor of Law at Stanford University)

46th Tikkun Olam Award to Professor Leonard Saxe (Brandeis University)

45th Tikkun Olam Award to Professor Howard Gardner (Harvard University)

44th Tikkun Olam Award to Professors Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman (American University in Washington, D.C.)

43rd Tikkun Olam Award to Jonny Daniels (Founder & Executive Director – From The Depths, Israel)

42nd Tikkun Olam Award to Cave Explorer Chris Nicola

41st Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Harriet Lipman Sepinwall (Ret. Professor of Holocaust Studies and Co-Director of the College of Saint Elizabeth Holocaust Education Resource Center)

40th Tikkun Olam Award to American Jewish World Service

39th Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel (Remember the Women Institute)

38th Tikkun Olam Award to Dr. Kori Street (USC Shoah Foundation)

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 (Director, Center for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism)

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  (UC Santa Cruz, AMCHA Initiative)

27th Tikkun Olam Award to David Satter (Johns Hopkins University, Hudson Institute)

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 ( Chief Historian of Yad Vashem)

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) (Historian and Archivist at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee)

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

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

2nd Tikkun Olam Award (Mordechai Arbell, a former ambassador in the Israel Diplomatic Corps)

The First Tikkun Olam Award to Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn (New York State Assemblymember) and Boris Noble

 

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