Recognizing Our Alumni: The Tikkun Alum Award

The Tikkun Alum Award was created in 2012 to celebrate Rashi alumni who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice and tikkun olam (repairing the world) in their lives beyond Rashi. Through personal and professional efforts, Tikkun Alums embody the values of social justice that were instilled in them as Rashi students. Tikkun Alums are recognized at the Rashi Annual Dinner and are invited to spend a day at the school, sharing with students their ongoing efforts and the ways in which Rashi social justice initiatives shaped their own directions and pursuits.

In 2023, the Frieze Family (Michael & Linda Frieze GP’23, ’25 and David and Donna Frieze P’23, ’25) made a generous commitment to Rashi’s RISE campaign and, in recognition of their gift, chose to honor beloved Director of Social Justice Stephanie Rotsky by renaming the award The Stephanie Rotsky Tikkun Alum Award. We are grateful to the Frieze family for their transformational support of Rashi and our social justice program and for their decision to celebrate Stephanie in this way. 


We would like to invite you to submit nominations for this year’s Tikkun Alum recipient. Please keep in mind the following criteria when submitting your nomination.

Nominee should be:

  • A former Rashi student, college age or older (note that the student need not be a Rashi graduate, but attended Rashi at one time), and
  • A participant in ongoing/current social justice projects(s)* (professionally or personally), and/or someone who has demonstrated an outstanding effort or action in response to “injustice”

*Finalists will be asked to provide supporting references of their social justice work. Please submit your nominations by January 5. For questions or more information, please contact Kim Stone, Director of Development.