2011 Jewish Community Hero of the Year
Our congratulations to Randy Gold
Through Jewish Gene Screen, Randy and his family are working to spread awareness of Jewish Genetic Diseases and promote pre-natal screening. Their work has increased pre-natal screenings in their hometown of Atlanta by 400%.
This year we received 239,804 votes for more than 300 Heroes - all of whom are doing work to repair the world.
His passion, dedication and a mentorship to 1000s of Jewish students is remarkable and inspiring.View Profile
Joel Marcovitch has worked for Hillel House for eight years, at various college campuses across the country.
Currently at the University of Georgia, Joel has led numerous Birthright trips and helped raise thousands of dollars for different charities.
The Federation Hero of the Year is the leading vote-getter who was nominated for their role in a project directly operated by or primarily funded by a Jewish Federation or one of its national partner agencies or a local chapter thereof.
Shana works tirelessly to enable Jews with disabilities live independent, productive meaningful lives as respected members of the community.View Profile
Long Branch, New Jersey
A selfless and unusually caring person who has dedicated her life to special children.View Profile
Tessa put her own life on hold to care for the 3 orphaned children of her friends Joshua & Robin Berry, both killed in a car crash.View Profile
New York, New York
Hart has inspired a movement of over 1,000 Jewish college students and young adults around the country who are forging friendships, creating communities, and sharing Shabbat with thousands of underinvolved young Jews.View Profile