2019 Gerda Frieberg Teen Philanthropy Award


For over a decade, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto has acknowledged and honoured the selfless efforts of our community’s most dedicated volunteers and philanthropists, the engine that drives our community.


The UJA Federation Gerda Frieberg Teen Philanthropy Award teaches that philanthropy and leadership at any age is paramount for the future of Jewish Toronto, and empowers people of all ages to devote their energy to helping our community thrive now, and in the future.


The Gerda Frieberg Teen Philanthropy Award is awarded to an exceptional teen who has demonstrated a commitment and passion for philanthropy. Please help us shine a spotlight and identify an exceptional teen in the Toronto Jewish community who is involved in inspiring tzedakah, tikkun olam and leadership.

Eligibility & Criteria

In order to be nominated for the Gerda Frieberg Teen Philanthropy Award, the
individual must fulfill the following criteria:


  • Be between the ages of 13-19
  • Strong affiliations within the Jewish community
  • Participate in philanthropic endeavours (initiatives to raise money or create opportunities for giving etc)
  • Involved in a minimum of one of UJA Federation's initiatives (for example: UJA Annual Campaign, B’nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy program, Diller Teen Fellows program, Jewish Teen Board of Greater Toronto, March of The Living, Walk with Israel, etc)
  • Fulfilled one or more leadership roles
  • Volunteer involvement with UJA Federation or its affiliated agencies
  • Activism in support of Israel and the Jewish community is an asset