Nominations are now open for the 2017 Shore-Whitehill Award. The Shore-Whitehill Award, created in 1996, is named for Robert Whitehill and the late Barbara Shore and celebrates volunteers who promote inclusion of people with disabilities in the fabric of Jewish life through advocacy or direct service to individuals and families. Organizations that nominate awardees receive a grant of $1000 to help underwrite the costs of a recognition event and/or inclusion activities. Awardees receive an original sculpture by the late Sylvia Plutchok, a Pittsburgh-based artist.
Past winners of the Shore-Whitehill Award include: Daniel Leger (2016), Jane Yahr (2015), and Judy Greenwald Cohen (2014).
The award is given annually by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Jewish Residential Services. The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Shore-Whitehill Award is January 27, 2017. The 2017 nomination form is available electronically at: http://jrspgh.org/shore-whitehill. For more information please contact Jewish Residential Services by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 412-325-0039.