Adam Madorsky Social Justice Award 2018
The Adam Madorsky Social Justice Award
The Adam Madorsky Social Justice Award was created in 2016 in memory of Adam Madorsky, son of Karen and Jerry Madorsky, to recognize alumni who have continued to pursue social justice in his/her personal or professional life. Adam had a wonderful sense of humor and was a compassionate person with an overwhelming desire and ability to help those in need. The recipient(s) of this award will be recognized at the school’s Annual Meeting and will also visit Epstein Hillel sharing with students their ongoing efforts, and the ways in which the school’s social justice experiences helped to shape and influence their pursuits and decisions. The recipients will also receive a donation to a charitable organization of their choice.
Current and former Epstein Hillel/Cohen Hillel families, faculty, staff and community members are invited to submit nominations for this year’s Adam Madorsky Social Justice Award. The following criteria should be followed when submitting nominations.
Nominees should be:
- Alumni of Cohen Hillel (graduated or attended) of college age or older.
- A participant in an ongoing social justice project* (professional or personal), and/or someone who has demonstrated an outstanding effort or action in response to injustice.
- Available to share their experience at Epstein Hillel with our current students.
*Finalists will be asked to provide supporting references of their social justice work.
The deadline for applications was March 30, 2018. At this time, we are no longer accepting applications.
2017 MADORSKY HONOREES
Fueled by his passion for engineering and helping others, Shane started a non-profit company in California, The Launch Studio, which is dedicated to teaching Title I students about entrepreneurship. Students are supported as they design, prototype, manufacture,and market their own products to local businesses. Shane’s Launch Studio has expanded to three schools in the upcoming school year. Shane is a 2007 graduate of Epstein Hillel School, 2011 graduate of Gann Academy and a 2015 graduate of the Olin School of Engineering.
From a very early age, Zachary has been committed to helping others. For many years, he has been involved with EMARC (East Middlesex Association for Retarded Citizens) as the softball coach for the Special Olympics, and currently as Head Coach for their basketball team. He now serves on Cohen Hillel’s Board of Directors, and can still be found leading bingo for the elders at his temple in Malden. Zachary is a 2008 graduate of Epstein Hillel School, 2012 graduate of Gann Academy and 2016 graduate of Boston University.