The Genesis Prize

Sharansky donates $1 million Genesis Prize to alleviate COVID-19 suffering

'Natan felt strongly that the most positive impact he could have as the Genesis Prize Laureate is to donate his $1 million prize to organizations combating coronavirus.'

Academy Award-winning actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones will co-host the 2020 Genesis
14 days - Michael Douglas delights

“He adored Israel and had a special connection with Jerusalem ever since he visited to make the film, ‘Cast a Giant Shadow,’ in 1965,” Douglas said.

By REUTERS
19/03/2020
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones to co-host Genesis Prize in Israel

The $1 million prize, named the “Jewish Nobel” by Time Magazine, is being awarded to Natan Sharansky for his advocacy of human rights, democracy, and efforts to unify the Jewish people.

By HANNAH HEPNER
26/02/2020
‘My vision is to work to end the violence against Jewish communities’

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft explains why being awarded the Genesis Prize has helped him focus his priorities.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
26/06/2019
Year of the Woman: Getting the work done

As 2018 grantees advance women’s empowerment, The Genesis Prize Foundation aims to make an impact with a 2019 agenda centered on combating antisemitism.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN , MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN
05/06/2019
Genesis Prize announces $1 million grant to support Beresheet 2

“We are pleased to be the first foundation to announce support of Beresheet 2 and invite you to join us in supporting this important project,” said Stan Polovets.

Genesis Prize: We won’t rescind award from Natalie Portman

The foundation said the actress waived her right to the money back in December and showed ‘disrespect’ to Israelis.

14/05/2018
Natalie Portman: I'm not pro-BDS, I'm anti-Netanyahu

The Foundation will not confirm future of $2 million prize or ties with actress.

21/04/2018
Natalie Portman says boycotting Netanyahu, not Israel

"I am not part of the BDS movement and do not endorse it," Portman said.

By JTA
21/04/2018
Stan Polovets, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Genesis Prize Foundation poses with Anish Kapoor
Artist Kapoor donates $1m. ‘Jewish Nobel’ prize to refugees

Winners of the Genesis Prize get to award one million dollars to organizations of their choice.

17/01/2018
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