Nefesh B’Nefesh offers $10,000 prize for outstanding Anglo olim

Prize to be awarded to those who have excelled in numerous fields, including science, education, military service, and business.

September 13, 2013 07:16
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New immigrants pose upon arrival

New immigrants pose upon arrival 370. (photo credit: Courtesy of Nefesh B'Nefesh)


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“Anglos” have contributed in a great many ways to the State of Israel. From politicians such as prime ministers Golda Meir and Abba Eban to economists like former Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer, journalists such as Gershon Agron and entrepreneurs such as venture capitalist Jonathan Medved, Jews from English-speaking countries have shaped the course of Israel’s development.

In recognition of the contributions of this population, Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organization focused on promoting immigration from North America and the UK, has established the “Bonei Zion,” Builders of Zion, award to “formally recognize the achievements of outstanding Anglo olim and their contribution to the State of Israel.”

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“Many English-speaking olim are accomplishing remarkable things in Israel, and it is important to recognize these contributions,” said co-founder and executive director Rabbi Yehoshua Fass.

“We believe that accentuating the achievements of Western olim will be a catalyst to inspire others to make aliyah and help make a difference to our young country.”

The $10,000 prize, which is to be awarded to those who have excelled in either science and medicine, education and nonprofit work, national or military service, business and technology and culture, arts and sport.

Judges, including former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi and former Menachem Begin aide and Anglo ambassador Yehuda Avner, are to award $10,000 prizes to those deemed to “encapsulate the spirit of modern-day Zionism by contributing in a significant way towards developing the State of Israel.”

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