Will Smith gets Simon Wiesenthal Center's 2009 Humanitarian Award

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 8, 2009 05:53

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Holocaust survivors, business, political and entertainment industry leaders and members of the Jewish community were in attendance when the Simon Wiesenthal Center bestowed its highest honor, the 2009 Humanitarian Award, upon actor and philanthropist Will Smith at its National Tribute Dinner in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. The award was given to Smith for his "commitment to education, cultural diversity, and social responsibility," and was presented by actress Charlize Theron. Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks served as Master of Ceremonies. The Wiesenthal Center also presented Medals of Valor to Karnit Goldwasser, wife of murdered Israeli soldier Ehud Goldwasser, for her commitment to speaking out against terrorism and for the release of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, held by Hamas in Gaza for almost three year; Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, the heroic pilot responsible for the "Miracle on the Hudson," when he masterfully landed US Airways Flight 1459 on the Hudson River and saved the lives of 155 people; and Marion Pritchard, for saving the lives of hundreds of Dutch Jews during World War II, most of whom were children. Benefits from the evening help support the educational programs of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Sarah Silverman
August 26, 2014
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys

By JTA