Headshot Photo of David Weingarten
2010 Award Recipient


Project USY-Abayudaya Partnership

Location Woodland Hills, CA

Issue Area Antisemitism | Mental Health & Emotional Support

David learned as a teen of the challenges faced by the Abayudaya tribe of Uganda who were forced to hide their Jewish identity and worship in silence during the reign of Idi Amin. Through his involvement with United Synagogue Youth (USY), David worked to encourage and help revive the community’s youth movement and create a strong Jewish youth culture in sub-Saharan Africa led by the next generation of Ugandan Jewish leaders.

It is hard to express the kind of excitement that I feel at seeing new doors open for our Jewish peers in Uganda. That we could serve as a bridge providing international support to their community makes me enormously grateful and proud.

David Weingarten
“It is never too late, too early, or too often TO GIVE BACK AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE”
Helen Diller