The Chesed Student Awards have been presented annually by Hadassah since 1992 to one student from each of the local Jewish day schools, participating synagogue religious schools, and Jewish organizations. Each organization chooses its own recipient based on criteria that are paramount to Hadassah and its members: concern for Jews and Jewish culture and heritage, concern for fellow human beings as exemplified through manner and deed, and good academic standing.
Since 2019, two monetary awards have been presented based on student essay submissions:
The Phyllis M. Cohen Leadership Award is named for Hadassah Greater Atlanta Chapter’s past president and major donor, who conceived and developed the Chesed Student Awards program in 1992. Throughout the past 32 years, Phyllis has continued to support this program wholeheartedly. She has been committed to developing young leaders and new leaders, encouraging them to take an active role.
The Linda & Michael Weinroth Chesed Community Service Award is named for Hadassah Ein Karem Chapter’s past president, and her husband, whose support have enabled the Chesed Student Awards for years. Linda is probably best known for her beautiful and thoughtful descriptions of the student recipients, which she delivered so eloquently at each Chesed Awards Program for 20+ years.
The winners of these two awards will be announced at the award ceremony on May 7. Click here to meet this year’s honorees and register for your seat!