Gerda Frieberg Teen Philanthropy Award:
UJA Federation’s Gerda Frieberg Teen Philanthropy Award shines a spotlight and identifies exceptional teens in the Toronto Jewish community who are involved in inspiring tzedakah, tikkun olam and leadership. The 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.
Shem Tov Award:
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Shem Tov Awards are presented, in partnership with agencies, to leaders representing the highest level of excellence in volunteer service in Toronto’s Jewish community. The B’nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Shem Tov Teen Leadership Award recognizes an exceptional teen in the Toronto Jewish community who is involved in inspiring tzedakah, tikkun olam and leadership.
On June 10, 2015, Samara Bell received the Jewish Foundation’s Shem Tov Award for her incredible contribution and philanthropic devotion to her community. Mazel Tov to Samara Bell; we thank you for your dedication to our Jewish community and know that your commitment and leadership with inspire more young people to begin their own philanthropic journey.
"I am always looking for ways to help others. I feel an obligation as a member of our community to do whatever I can to educate and improve people's lives."