It may have been cold and rainy outside, but inside Jaffa’s Nalaga’at Center, a heartwarming ceremony was taking place. Friends, family and donation recipients gathered on Friday to commemorate Australian Jewish philanthropist Richard Pratt.
Through his foundation, Pratt funded 350 projects in Israel ranging from education to integration to culture to health. He died of cancer six months ago.
“Whenever you have the chance to sing a song, stand up and take it,” Pratt used to say. He was a passionate singer himself and even embarked on a stage career before returning to work for his father’s company.