JCPA presents Tikkun Olam Award to Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, Leading Disability Rights and Jewish Advocate
by Haya Luftig
January 1, 2020
Award to be Presented at JCPA’s National Conference in Washington, D.C
The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is proud to present its prestigious Tikkun Olam Award to Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, a leading advocate for rights for people with disabilities, philanthropist and Jewish activist. JCPA bestows its Tikkun Olam Awards annually to individuals who have displayed extraordinary efforts to make the world a better place and a passion for civic engagement and justice. Other 2020 honorees include David Bohm, Jason Flom, and Allison Flom. The Tikkun Olam Awards will be presented at a reception on Sunday, February 9 at 6:00 pm in the Regency Ballroom at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C. as part of the JCPA national conference.
“I have known Jennifer for nearly 20 years, and have been amazed by her entrepreneurial spirit, unbound energy for doing good, and commitment to Jewish values,” stated David Bernstein, JCPA president and CEO. “She sets the standard for Tikkun Olam.”
Jennifer is President of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, and co-founder of the Mizrahi Family Charitable Fund. Working closely with national, state and local policy leaders, employers and faith-based organizations, Jennifer has focused on expanding employment opportunities. She is the co-author of Disability & Criminal Justice Reform: Keys to Success, which raised attention on the school-to-prison pipeline for people with disabilities. She is a leading advocate for Israel.
The JCPA2020 Awards Reception is part of the JCPA annual national conference with the theme: “The Power of Community Relations.” Alongside leading policy makers and advocates, attendees will explore how to harness the power of community relations to tackle Antisemitism, criminal justice reform, immigration, gun violence, BDS, Black-Jewish Relations and more.
For details about the conference: jewishpublicaffairs.org/JCPA2020
To RSVP for the Awards reception: jewishpublicaffairs.org/2020-awards/