JFSA women seek Zehngut award nominees

The Women’s Philanthropy Advisory Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona is seeking nominees for its 10th annual Bryna Zehngut Mitzvot Award. The award, honoring the late Bryna Zehngut, recognizes the outstanding achievements of a Jewish teenage girl in Tucson.

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 — to use toward participation on a trip to Israel or another Jewish leadership or educational program or to donate to a Jewish nonprofit organization. The winner will be recognized by Women’s Philanthropy at the 2016 Connections Brunch on March 6 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. 15. For more information, contact Danielle Larcom at the Federation at 577-9393, ext. 112 or dlarcom@jfsa.org, or visit jfsa.org.