JFSA women seek Zehngut teen nominees

The Women’s Philanthropy Advisory Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona is seeking nominees for its ninth annual Bryna Zehngut Mitzvot Award, recognizing an outstanding Jewish teenage girl.

The award was created to honor the memory of Zehngut, a community leader who died in 2005.

Award nominees must be current high school juniors or seniors who have shown leadership through community volunteering and have exemplified Jewish values. The award recipient will receive a gift of $613 — related to the Jewish tradition of 613 mitzvot — which she may use toward participation on a trip to Israel or another Jewish leadership or educational program or donate to a Jewish nonprofit organization. The winner will be recognized by Women’s Philanthropy during the 2015 Connections Brunch on Feb. 22 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

Nominees may self-nominate or be nominated by a community member or institution. Each nominee must submit a resume, letter of recommendation and a brief statement of her intended use for the award money. Nominations and nominee forms must be postmarked by Friday, Jan. 9. For more information, contact Brenda Landau at the Federation at 577-9393, ext. 134 or blandau@jfsa.org, or visit www.jfsa.org.