Amos S. Deinard Award for Distinguished Leadership

Amos S. Deinard was one of the most distinguished leaders in the Minneapolis Jewish community from the 1920’s until his death in 1985. He was a founder of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and served as its president from 1935-1940.  He was not only a brilliant leader of Jewish causes and institutions, but was a widely respected leader in the Minneapolis general community as well.

To be considered for the Amos S. Deinard Award for Distinguished Leadership, nominees of any age must have:

  • Made significant contributions to both the Minneapolis Jewish community and the general Minneapolis community or the state of Minnesota;
  • Been or be active as a leader in the Jewish community for a period of at least ten years;
  • Exerted leadership in more than one Jewish organization or institution.

In addition to completing the form below, and in an effort to get more information about the nominee, please attach at least one letter of reference from someone other than yourself who has knowledge of the nominee’s involvement in the Minneapolis Jewish and general community.

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