The Tikkun Olam Award: Partner in Repairing the World is one of most prestigious awards of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Bestowing this great honor provides the JCPA an opportunity to recognize individuals who demonstrate a deep commitment and extraordinary effort to improving the lives of people everywhere and who embody the Jewish principle of tikkun olam. By presenting this award, we are acknowledging its recipient’s commitment to the religious values of social justice, tolerance, and civility in the public square.
The selection of the Tikkun Olam Award recipient is given considerable reflection and thought. This award has been presented to important figures in Jewish and political life.
2004 John J. Sweeny, President, AFL-CIO
2005 Wade Henderson, President, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
2008 Rep. John Lewis, Georgia; Martha Heineman Bixby, STAND; Ben Bixby, STAND
2009 Susan W. Turnbull, Washington, D.C.
2010 Stanley Rabin, Dallas, TX; Russell Davis, San Antonio, TX
2011 Paul S. Berger, Washington, D.C.; Debra Berger, z”l, Washington, D.C.
2012 Mayor Dave Bing, Detroit, MI; Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner, Deloittee LLP
2013 Mark Stanley, Chairman, National Jewish Democratic Council; David Steirman, San Francisco
2014 Leon Goldstein, Atlanta; Lois Frank, Atlanta; Melanie Nelkin, Georgia Coalition to Prevent Genocide
2015 Stuart Kurlander, Washington, D.C.; Vivian Bass, Washington, D.C.
2016 Joyce Garver Keller, Ohio Jewish Communities; Warren Wolfson, Cleveland
2017 William Daroff, Jewish Federations of North America; Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
2018 Rabbi Rachel Ain, Sutton Place Synagogue; Susan K. Stern, New York