The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus recognized Jewish teens at the 2019 Columbus Teen Awards Night May 14.
In addition to presenting the David and Irene Cole Essay contest winners, the Don Erkis/Lou Berliner High School Jewish Scholar Athlete Award was given to high school athletes: New Albany High School senior Isabelle Keren and Bexley High School senior Aaron Meyer. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship for collegiate pursuits and a JCC membership.
Additionally, the Janet W. and David Goldsmith Kavod-Gadol Teen Leadership Award was presented to Pickerington High School North senior Daniel Griffaton and Bexley High School senior Tali Bertman. It is given annually to local high school students for social action and community service.