The Kirshstein family honored their late father Max through this award, which is given every year, through the creation of an endowment. Read more about endowments and legacy giving.
The annual Max Kirshstein Community Youth Endowment Award recognizes Charleston Jewish teenagers for outstanding community service. The Kirshstein family honors their father Max Kirshstein, OBM, through this award, whose own life exemplified extraordinary dedication to others.
The application requires written references who can attest to the student’s impact on the community, a short video, and essay question.
The award of $1,000 will be presented at the Charleston Jewish Federation’s Annual Meeting on December 11, 2019.
We look forward to honoring a Charleston Jewish teenager who serves the community in the same unselfish manner as Max Kirshstein did for so many years.
All Charleston-area teens in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply. The application for 2019 will open in the early Fall. To be notified when the process begins, please contact Rebecca Engel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2010 Sean Lynch
2010 Jordan Kalik
2010 Shani Browdy
2011 Blake Barnett
2012 Ben Gilbert
2013 Melanie Weintraub
2014 Alec Rabinovitz
2015 Abby Leroy
2016 Sophie Brams
2017: Brooke Rovner and Adam Ziff
2019: Sammy Rosenberg