Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom announces Winners

Fifty years ago, an entrepreneurial Akron couple started a small foundation to carry out their commitment to and passion for tzedakah. Today, what Goldie and Jerry Lippman began in 1966 has become a philanthropic enterprise that involves multiple generations of their family. To mark this jubilee, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah launched a prize competition to recognize programs that help people apply Jewish wisdom to live better lives and shape a better world from among a field of over 200 applicants. The Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom has now completed its first award cycle and is pleased to name six exceptional awardees:

Local category
Top prize winner- Hadran Alach: Bringing Our Jewish Agricultural Heritage to Life, a program of the Pearlstone Center in Baltimore, MD
Runner-up- JVG Alum B’naiture Pre-teen Rite of Passage and Mentorship, a program of Wilderness Torah in Berkeley, CA
Runner-up- Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Laboratory, a program of the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, WI

National category
Top prize winner- Ask Big Questions Jewish Conversation Guides, a program of Ask Big Questions, established by Hillel International
Runner-up- Encounter
Runner-up- The Urban Adamah Fellowship

Learn more about the Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom.


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