Derek M. Sheckman Teen Leadership Award

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Recognizing Jewish Teen Leaders


From its inception, the Sheckman Award has sought to recognize teens in the Jewish community, challenging young leaders to understand the power, impact and importance they have in the life and future of the North Shore’s Jewish community. Sheckman Award recipients receive seed money towards a service project (up to $1000) as well as guidance and support to develop and implement their own vision.

Each year in the spring we accept nominations from teachers, rabbis, coaches and neighbors for North Shore teens in grades 10-11 who exemplify leadership and commitment to the community. Chosen nominees receive a personal interview with a selection committee in which the candidates present their plans for a service project. 

Nominations will open Thursday, February 14th.

Learn more about Derek Sheckman and read his journal HERE.

Sheckman Award Recipients Through the Years

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