18 UNDER 18

The Lee and Frank Goldberg Family Religious School is proud to announce a new award opportunity, 18 Under 18.  Our youth are incredible leaders within the community, and their accomplishments deserve to be shared. 

Through 18 Under 18, we are able to highlight our young inspiring role models, who guided by Jewish values, strive to better their communities. A review panel will consider the following: a nominee’s success in making a difference in San Diego’s community through active involvement in a non-profit organizations, volunteer groups or personal endeavors; and a nominee’s “mensch-like” characteristics, including Tikkun Olam, Tzedakah and Chocma.

Qualified nominees must be:
– Under 18 as of June 1st, 2022 (K-12th grade)
– Beth Israel Members in good standing 

**High School Students: In addition to the application, please have a letter of recommendation submitted to cstern@cbisd.org by a non family member who has seen your leadership and growth evolve.** 

Although you may apply multiple times throughout the years, you will only be able to receive this award once per school grouping (ie. Elementary, Middle, High School).

Elementary School (Kinder-5th grade)

Middle School (6th-8th grade)

High School (9th-12th grade)


Application opens: Monday, April 24th 

Application closes: Friday, May 27th 

Award communication: Friday, May 27th

Award recognition: Friday, June 3rd

Presidential Service Award

Presidential AwardAmerica has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to helping others and making new connections that bring us closer together as families, as neighbors, as communities, and as a nation.

The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime. To date, the President’s Council has partnered with more than 80 and more than 28,000 to bestow more than 1.5 million awards to the Nation’s deserving volunteers. Congregation Beth Israel is a Certifying Organization for the Presidential Service awards.

Award Criteria
The award is broken up into 3 categories: Kids (Ages 5-10), Teens (11-15), Young Adults (16-25). All hours are to be completed in a 12-month period.

Bronze Level
Kids (5-10): 26 to 49 hours

Teens (11-15): 50 to 74 hours
Young Adults (16-25): 100 to 174 hours

Silver Level

Kids (5-10): 50 to 74 hours
Teens (11-15): 75 to 99 hours
Young Adults (16-25): 175 to 249 hours

Gold Level

Kids (5-10): 75+ hours
Teens (11-15): 100+ hours
Young Adults (16-25): 250+ hours

How to Earn the Award
Please contact Jessica Kretzer at jkretzer@cbisd.org for more information about applying for this year’s PVSA.