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Irving Gelman Award Voting Committee

Michael Gillman
Erica Taylor
Jared Bruss
Arnie Benn
Jonathan Ben-Menahem
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Irving Gelman Award Nominations 2020

This prestigious award is named in honor of Tarbut V’ Torah’s beloved Founder, Irving “Papa” Gelman. Recognized within our local and the global community as a visionary, leader and innovator, Papa Gelman was guided by the Jewish values on which TVT stands: Truth, Kindness, Respect, Justice, Community and Repairing the World. Despite every obstacle, Papa Gelman’s dream to see 100 Jewish students studying together has exceeded all expectations. We now celebrate Papa Gelman's legacy with over 700 graduates, whose lives were enriched as a result of his dedication to Jewish education. We are blessed and inspired by his vision and journey. The Irving Gelman Award was created to recognize TVT alumni who demonstrate the character, leadership, Jewish values, vision and determination exemplified by Irving Gelman himself. If you know an alumnus that is living Papa Gelman’s vision and values, please use the nomination form below. All nominations will be given equal consideration and must be completed no later than February 29, 2020. The award recipient will be honored at TVT’s annual Gala on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Tickets for the Gala will be available at by March 2020.
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