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Caplan-Lieber Human Relations Award

Please note: This is NOT a Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh program. All questions should be directed to James Lieber at

The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee, through its Donor Advised Fund, invites high schools to nominate Juniors and Seniors for the 62nd Annual Caplan-Lieber Human Relations Award. This prestigious award is presented to one student who has shown initiative and leadership in combatting prejudice and fostering good relations between diverse groups within the school environment and/or community.

In 2018, the award will be $5000 to the winning student. The student’s school will also receive $500.

The panel of judges determining the winner strongly consider the following:

  • Student initiated programs in the school or community
  • Projects that address divisions in society based on race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, religion, disability, sex, ancestry, national origin, bullying or other factors; and
  • The engagement of others to combat prejudice and foster good relations between diverse groups within the school and/or community.

Judges do not consider academic achievements, popularity, or sports activities.

In order to apply, the following must be submitted via email to James Lieber ( by Saturday, March 31, 2018:


Important Documents:
Invitation for Nominations
Nominee Profile Questionnaire
Essay guidelines