Sonia & Aaron Levinson Community Relations Award
Recognizing those carrying out a significant citizenship role in harmony with the Jewish ideals of social justice and concern for others
Promoting Improved Inter-group Relations
Toward the Elimination of Prejudice and Bigotry
Objectives of the Award
The objectives of this Award are to give community recognition to the importance of Jewish women and men carrying out a significant citizenship role in harmony with the Jewish ideals of social justice and concern for our fellow man, to recognize those who have demonstrated leadership ability in promoting improved inter-group relations and the elimination of prejudice and bigotry in our society, and to recognize active participation in the advancement of the goals and objectives of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.
Nature of the Award
The Award shall include an inscribed scroll (plaque) to be presented at an appropriate meeting of the Community Relations Council by a member of the Levinson family and attendance at the Annual Plenary Session of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. The recipient shall receive reimbursement for expenses, up to a maximum of $750. These funds shall be made available annually from the Sonia & Aaron Levinson Trust Fund.
Criteria for Selection
The nominee must be a member of the Jewish community of Greater Pittsburgh, an active participant in Jewish communal life, a donor to the Jewish Federation in good standing , and of demonstrated leadership ability through participation and achievement in community relations activities.
Committee for Selection
The Selection Committee shall be made up of past winners of the Award. The judgment of the Selection Committee shall be final.
Sonia & Aaron Levinson
Community Relations Award