The Nominees | Jewish Heroes 2011

Youth

These nominees work with children and young adults by running day camps, establishing after-school programs, facilitating trips to Israel, and much more.

Number of Youth nominees: 135

Shana Erenberg Jewish Hero

Shana Erenberg

Chicago, Illinois

Shana works tirelessly to enable Jews with disabilities live independent, productive meaningful lives as respected members of the community.

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Jenine Shwekey Jewish Hero

Jenine Shwekey

Long Branch, New Jersey

A selfless and unusually caring person who has dedicated her life to special children.

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Tessa Gerall Jewish Hero

Tessa Gerall

Houston, Texas

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.

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Erez Cohen Jewish Hero

Erez Cohen

Champaign, Illinois

Erez came to the University of Illinois in 2009 and changed the campus & attitude towards Israel, including sending many students to Israel.

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Shmuel Gluck Jewish Hero

Shmuel Gluck

Monsey, New York

Rabbi Gluck is involved in heading off an array of programs geared towards the youth at risk in Monsey as well as others in need

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Judith Sloan Jewish Hero

Judith Sloan

Queens, New York, New York

human rights activist, oral historian, actor, writer, radio producer, educator, poet, co-founder of EarSay dedicated to sharing voices often

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Zev Zelenko Jewish Hero

Zev Zelenko

Monroe, New York

Dr. Zelenko, a family practice phsician, serves his adopted community.

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Micah Fialka-Feldman Jewish Hero

Micah Fialka-Feldman

Huntington Woods, Michigan

He is a national speaker, and pioneer who fights for disability-pride, justice, and inclusion. Micah embodies what inclusion looks like.

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Peter Freimark Jewish Hero

Peter Freimark

Moreland Hills, Ohio

Peter considers he is here to do" Work", and does that 24/7, helping others.

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Ellen Beck M.D. Jewish Hero

Ellen Beck M.D.

San Diego, California

Established a national model program: teaching students to provide respectful, quality health services free to thousands of underserved.

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