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TOPIC: ‘Bonei Zion’ Prize

‘Bonei Zion’ Prize 5 years 8 months ago #85

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Nefesh B’Nefesh Opens Nominations for Second ‘Bonei Zion’ Prize Recognizing Impact of Anglo Olim
$10,000 prizes to be awarded to Olim making
major contributions to the State of Israel in six fields
Jerusalem, Nefesh B’Nefesh is inviting the public to submit nominations for the second annual Bonei Zion Prize (www.boneizion.org.il). The award recognizes outstanding Anglo Olim -- veteran and recent -- who embody the spirit of modern-day Zionism by significantly contributing to developing the State of Israel.

A prestigious panel of committee members will award $10,000 prizes in six categories; Science & Medicine, Education, Community & Non-Profit, Young Leadership in the IDF & National Service, Entrepreneurship & Technology, and in Arts, Culture & Sports.
To be eligible, candidates must have made Aliyah from an English-speaking country (i.e. Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, USA and Canada) and have made a significant impact on the State of Israel. The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, Dec. 15. Nomination forms are available for download at www.boneizion.nbn.org.il/nominate. Winners will be selected by a committee of distinguished individuals and announced Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.
The Bonei Zion Committee is comprised of distinguished and influential individuals who are accomplished leaders in their respective fields: Colette Avital, Israeli diplomat and former Member of Knesset; Amb. Yehuda Avner, author, former diplomat and prime ministerial advisor; Rabbi Paul Freedman, USCJ director, Israel Strategic Partnerships; David Gerstein, internationally renowned painter and sculptor; Barbara Goldstein, deputy executive director, Hadassah, Israel; Vera Golovensky, senior advisor to the Chairman of the Exec., Jewish Agency for Israel; Prof. Yonatan Halevy, director general, Shaare Zedek Medical Center; Steve Linde, editor-in-chief, The Jerusalem Post; Russell Robinson, CEO, the Jewish National Fund (JNF); Prof. Gabriela Shalev, president of the Higher Academic Council and Dean of the Law School, Ono Academic College; Prof. Chaim Waxman, Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace; Rabbi Berel Wein, founder & director, The Destiny Foundation; Yael Arad, the first Israeli to win an Olympic medal, in judo; Reuven Merhav, former director-general of Israel Foreign Ministry.
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