Zehngut award seeks teenage girls with leadership skills

The Women’s Philanthropy Advisory Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona is seeking nominations for the eighth annual Bryna Zehngut Mitzvot Award. The award, honoring the late Bryna Zehngut, recognizes the outstanding achievements of a Jewish teenage girl in Tucson.

Award nominees must be 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 — based on the Jewish tradition of 613 mitzvot — which she may use for participation in a Jewish educational program or donate to a Jewish organization. The winner will be recognized by Women’s Philanthropy on March 2 at the Connections brunch at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

Each nominee must submit a resumé, letter of recommendation and a brief statement of her intended use of the award money, which must be postmarked by Friday, Jan. 24. For more information, contact Brenda Landau at 577-9393, ext. 134, or blandau@jfsa.org.