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The Jerusalem Unity Prize said Wednesday the 2017 prize in the “global” category will be awarded to Limmud, the international network of Jewish learning communities.
Founded in the United Kingdom in 1980, Limmud has spread to 84 communities in 44 countries on six continents.
In 2016, Limmud’s 4,000 volunteers produced 64 Jewish learning festivals around the world that drew more than 35,000 people. The prize will be awarded during a ceremony hosted at the President’s Residence on June 7, which will also mark Global Jewish Unity Day with commemorations and educational events taking place around the world.