LITTLE ROCK — Former president and Arkansas governor Bill Clinton will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Jewish Federation of Arkansas in Little Rock on Saturday, the federation said Monday.

LITTLE ROCK — Former president and Arkansas governor Bill Clinton will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Jewish Federation of Arkansas in Little Rock on Saturday, the federation said Monday.

“We are honored to welcome President Clinton to Little Rock to present him with this award because he has and continues to strive to make the world a better place for us all,” Scott Levine, president of the federation’s board, said in a news release.

Clinton will receive the Tikkun Olam Lifetime Achievement Award at the federation’s Tikkum Olam Dinner and 100th anniversary celebration at the Statehouse Convention Center. The evening’s activities will begin with a 6:30 p.m. reception.

Tikkun Olam, literally “repairing the world,” is a concept in Judaism that means increasing the well-being of the world by helping those in need.

Clinton “has exemplified Tikkun Olam in Arkansas and throughout the world. He has been a strong advocate for the state of Israel and for justice for all people. He is most deserving of this honor and we are grateful for his commitment to improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, promote healthier childhoods and protect the environment,” Levine said.

The group said it also will present 12 Tikkun Olam awards to Arkansans in recognition of their commitment to making the world a better place.

Those honorees will be Ellen and Stan Kessler of Bentonville; Elleen Leiber of Fayetteville; Jim Shipley of Fort Smith; Sue Koppel of Hot Springs; former Supreme Court Justice Annabelle Imber Tuck, Beth Levi, Jonathan Feldman, Karen Mackey, Becky Marks and Bonnie Nickol, all of Little Rock; and Rose Ann Naron of McGehee.