Nominees Sought for Friebert award | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Nominees Sought for Friebert award 


The Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation is seeking nominees for its annual Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award.  

The award will be given to an individual who has demonstrated leadership, courage and compassion as a social justice advocate, while working to eliminate discrimination and injustice in the greater Milwaukee area. Nominees’ professional and personal contributions to social justice will be considered. Previous honorees are James H. Hall, Danae Davis, José A. Olivieri, Reggie Jackson and Fran Kaplan, and Anita Johnson. 

The honoree will be recognized at the JCRC’s Annual Meeting on June 16, 2022. Nomination forms can be found online at The deadline for submission is April 11, 2022. 

This award was created in memory of prominent Milwaukee attorney and activist, Robert H. Friebert. He was driven to pursue social justice through the law and public service, and he believed deeply that everyone deserves equal social, economic and political rights. Founded in 1938, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the public affairs arm of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, advocates for the rights and values of Jews individually and collectively, here and abroad.