Jerusalem Unity Prize and Hillel International Launch New Award for Student Innovators

Hillel / Jerusalem Unity ProzeThe Jerusalem Unity Prize, together with Hillel International, has announced the launch of the Jerusalem Unity Prize for Young Leadership to be awarded to student leaders working on their campuses to advance Jewish unity.

The Prize will be officially awarded in Jerusalem as part of Unity Day commemorations on June 1st. The award will salute “the spirit of innovation and commitment to bridging gaps within the Jewish world amongst the younger generation.”

The Jerusalem Unity Prize was first launched in 2015 by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat together with GESHER and the families of Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-ad Shaer and Eyal Ifrach – the three Israeli teens who were kidnapped and murdered in the summer of 2014.

The award will be granted to the candidate or organization whose submission best reflects a commitment to the ideals of bridging gaps within Jewish society and implementing them in an active manner.

Candidates for the prize are invited to submit their applications online: Deadline for submissions is April 7, 2016.