Actor, producer and Genesis Prize Laureate Michael Douglas and Natan Sharansky will appear on three US university campuses to speak with students about Israel and current-day anti-Semitism. Douglas and Sharansky will visit Brown University on January 28th, Stanford University on February 2nd, and the University of California at Santa Barbara on February 3rd. Pre-registration is required at each campus, with priority given to students. The … [Read more...] about Michael Douglas, Natan Sharansky to Discuss Jewish Inclusion and Anti-Semitism on Three College Campuses
Genesis Prize 2015
By Sana Britavsky A child is born to a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother in the former Soviet Union. He carries a Jewish family name. He considers himself a Jew (more important, those around him consider him a Jew). This child is offered opportunities to embrace his Jewishness and grows to be proud of his legacy. As a young man he falls in love with Jewish knowledge and culture and takes part in Jewish life. Finally, he decides to continue … [Read more...] about The Case for Inclusiveness
By Ed Case The Statement on Jewish Vitality, advocating strategic responses to respond to the challenges of the Jewish future, is extremely disheartening for what it says and what it doesn’t say about interfaith families. Twenty-five years after continuity efforts began, it is still the case that most of our Jewish thought leaders, exemplified by those who signed on to the Statement, still think that intermarriage is bad, still think that … [Read more...] about Vitality or Decline?
New York, NY - August 31, 2015 - The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) today launched a new matching grant initiative, Avenues to Jewish Engagement for Intermarried Couples and their Families, in honor of 2015 Genesis Prize Laureate Michael Douglas, which will generate $3.3 million in funds once the matched gifts are approved. The goal of the initiative is to mobilize the philanthropic community to increase … [Read more...] about Genesis Prize Foundation and Jewish Funders Network Launch Matching Grants Initiative in Honor of Michael Douglas
“As someone who has not always been welcomed in the Jewish community because of my mixed parentage, I am passionate about changing that reality for others who want to connect to their heritage. My children have further shown me how powerful our heritage and history are, and I want other families to reap the benefits of this connection.” Michael Douglas, #GenesisPrize2015 Ceremony We are all part of one community, with one common heritage, … [Read more...] about Living as One: The Genesis Prize on Engaging Intermarried Families and their Children