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.

Past Recipients

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

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