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Nissanoff Award

Lisa and Benjamin Nissanoff Israel Advocacy Alumni Award

Each year, Sinai Akiba Academy alumni assume leadership roles and bring Israel programs and events to their college campuses and communities. We are incredibly proud of our alumni who are committed to upholding their connection to Israel through advocacy, and whose time at the Academy has left a lasting impression. They help ensure that effective support for Israel thrives on campuses and in our local communities by positively influencing discourse, attitudes, and engagement regarding Israel.
Established in 2018, The Lisa and Benjamin Nissanoff Israel Advocacy Alumni Award was created to honor these outstanding alumni who have gone above and beyond in upholding their connections to the State of Israel through advocacy on the high school or college campus. This award was made possible thanks to a generous gift by Lisa and Benjamin Nissanoff.

Nominees for the award must demonstrate strong leadership and courage on behalf of Israel-influencing conversations, attitudes, and engagement around pro-Israel issues, and promoting a sense of personal responsibility for the welfare of the State and its Jewish future. The values demonstrated by the Nissanoff Award recipient will directly reflect lessons that the recipient absorbed during his/her time at Sinai Akiba Academy and offer a powerful example of action for future generations of students who pass through our halls.

The Award
The award recipient will have his/her name included on the Nissanoff Award plaque in the School building. The award will be presented to the honored alumnus/na during the Graduation ceremony, proudly showcasing our students’ abiding sense of responsibility for Israel’s welfare and for the Jewish people that is instilled at Sinai Akiba Academy.

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2020 award, to be honored at the 2020 graduation ceremony in June. The deadline to submit is March 27, 2020. Click here to nominate yourself or someone else for this honor. Additional information is available on the nomination form.

If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Kadoche, Development Director, at akadoche@sinaiakiba.org. 


2020 Winner, Alyssa Wallack '16

Sinai Akiba Academy is a private Jewish day school in Los Angeles, serving students in Early Childhood through Grade 8. We also offer a variety of parenting classes and programs for children through our Parenting Center. A Sinai Temple school.

Sinai Akiba Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.