Awards + Nominations

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Please read about the Hannah G. Solomon Award and NCJWSTL Section Awards below.

The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, October 10, 2022.

As you explore this page, you'll see what each award honors; the nomination form is at the end of this page - you may submit as many nominations as you would like!

You can also mail submissions to the NCJWSTL, 295 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141.

Questions? E-mail Ellen Alper, CEO.


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Nominations are now being accepted

Hannah G. Solomon Founder’s Award


The Hannah G. Solomon Founder’s Award honors a community leader who exemplifies and embodies the tenets of NCJWSTL’s mission and work. We consider a broad range of nominees, women, and men, whose tireless efforts in many facets of the community truly resonate with our ideals.

The recipient must fulfill one or more of the following criteria:

  • Exemplify the NCJWSTL mission of improving the quality of life for women, children, and families
  • Expand and promote the status of women in vital areas of community life
  • Work to ensure and advance individual and civil rights
  • Provide leadership that has motivated others to fight for progress and enlightenment in our community

NCJW Section Award Nominations

We honor several members each year at our May Installation event for outstanding commitment to NCJWSTL. Please see below for descriptions and previous recipients.

Emerging Leader

We honor several members each year at our May Installation event for outstanding commitment to NCJWSTL.
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Community Service Award

The Community Service Award is presented to a volunteer or volunteers who have demonstrated the spirit of NCJWSTL on a particular project — the spirit of innovation and dedication.
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Leadership Award

The Leadership Award is given to a member who has demonstrated long-term leadership efforts and service to the Section.
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Fritzi Lainoff Advocacy Award

The Fritzi Lainoff Advocacy Award is given to a member who has demonstrated a strong commitment to advocacy and raising the awareness of NCJWSTL issues locally, statewide, and nationally.
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Volunteer Service Award

This award was created in 2007 to begin the tradition of honoring outstanding volunteers who have given generously and consistently of their time and talents to NCJWSTL.

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Community Service Award

The Community Service Award is presented to a volunteer or volunteers who have demonstrated the spirit of NCJWSTL on a particular project — the spirit of innovation and dedication.
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2022 Community Service Award

Nina Needleman

Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader award is an award that is sanctioned by National. This award identifies and nurtures future Section leadership. The criteria are that the recipient:

  • Has potential for assuming future Section leadership
  • Understands and supports the NCJWSTL purpose and programs
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Section
  • Currently serves on the Section board, has served for less than five years, or is currently chairing a committee or serving as an officer
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2022 Emerging Leader Award

Chris Bomze

Fritzi Lainoff Advocacy Award

The Fritzi Lainoff Advocacy Award is given to a member who has demonstrated a strong commitment to advocacy and raising the awareness of NCJWSTL issues locally, statewide, and nationally.
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2022 Fritzi Lainoff Advocacy Award

Linda Dahl

Leadership Award

The Leadership Award is given to a member who has demonstrated long-term leadership efforts and service to the Section.
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2022 Leadership Award

Phyllis Langsdorf

Volunteer Service Award

This award was created in 2007 to begin the tradition of honoring outstanding volunteers who have given of their time and talents to NCJWSTL.
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2022 Volunteer Service Award

Jo-Ann Goldstein & Cyndi Levin
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NCJWSTL Hannah G. Solomon Award & Section Award Nomination Form

On April 19, 2023, NCJWSTL will host Celebrating Women, an event that celebrates women and individuals making a difference in our communities. NCJWSTL's most prestigious award: Hannah G. Solomon Award, named after the founder of NCJW, and NCJWSTL Section Awards will be presented. To nominate an outstanding community leader for the Hannah G. Solomon Award, or an NCJWSTL member for a Section Award, please complete the form below.
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