The Genesis Prize Foundation has announced that the award- winning actress Dame Helen Mirren will emcee the 2016 Genesis Prize award ceremony, which will take place on June 23rd in Jerusalem. The 2016 Genesis Prize to the acclaimed violinist, educator and advocate for individuals with disabilities, Itzhak Perlman. The Genesis Prize is a $1 million annual award given to individuals who have achieved extraordinary professional success, have made … [Read more...] about Dame Helen Mirren to host 2016 Genesis Prize Award Ceremony in Jerusalem
The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) has launched IMAGINE, a new initiative which seeks to encourage young creative minds to share their vision and submit designs for the Genesis Prize award trophy. Through the competition, GPF aims to engage emerging artists, designers and architects around the world with the themes of the Genesis Prize. The Genesis Prize is a $1 million annual award, honoring individuals who have attained excellence and … [Read more...] about Genesis Prize Opens Design Competition for Award Trophy
The evening belied a discomfort that is no longer subtle among intermarried Jews: a need to demand their place within the core Jewish community, despite their non-Jewish partners. By Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt Past the airport-level security at the second Genesis Prize ceremony at the Jerusalem Theatre, the cocktail hour is a sophisticated murmur of Russian, English and Hebrew, with soft jazz playing and dim lights. The cast of characters: … [Read more...] about Genesis Prize brings Together Who’s Who of top World Jewry – Even Those Considered ‘Illegitimate’
New York, NY, April 28, 2015 - Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the nine recipients of the Genesis Generation Challenge, a competition supporting innovative projects guided by Jewish values to address the world's pressing issues. Each team selected as a winner of the Genesis Generation Challenge will be awarded $100,000 to implement their initiatives and will be matched with a mentor to help develop the project. Winning project concepts focus … [Read more...] about Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Genesis Generation Challenge Winners
By Jill W. Smith Passover is a holiday replete with tradition. The entire Jewish family, both literally and figuratively, comes together to celebrate the community’s freedom from oppression and redemption. Through storytelling and the symbols on the Seder plate, we are reminded that as a community we are stronger together than we are apart. One of the distinguishing themes of the Passover holiday is the emphasis on being inclusive; it is … [Read more...] about Our Passover Question: How Do We Involve Jewish Intermarried Families in Communal Life?