The winners of the 2015 Chesed Awards

The winners of the 2015 Chesed Awards

Greater Atlanta Hadassah presented Marian F. Perling Hadassah Chesed Student Awards to 20 Atlanta-area Jewish teens Sunday, May 3, at Congregation Beth Shalom.

Hadassah has handed out the Chesed Awards annually since 1992 to one student from each of the local Jewish day schools and participating synagogue religious schools.

Seventh- to 12th-graders are eligible for the award. Each school chooses its own recipient based on criteria that are paramount to Hadassah and its members:

  • Love for Israel.
  • Concern for Jews and Jewish culture and heritage.
  • Concern for fellow human beings as exemplified through manner and deed.
  • Good academic standing.
Greater Atlanta Hadassah leaders (from left) Linda Weinroth, Paula Zucker, Phyllis Cohen and Eileen Cohn attend the 2015 Marian F. Perling Hadassah Chesed Student Awards at Congregation Beth Shalom on May 3.

Greater Atlanta Hadassah leaders (from left) Linda Weinroth, Paula Zucker, Phyllis Cohen and Eileen Cohn attend the 2015 Marian F. Perling Hadassah Chesed Student Awards at Congregation Beth Shalom on May 3.

The winners of the 24th-annual awards: