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Ilia Salita, Genesis Philanthropy Group head, dies

Salita led the organization’s efforts to engage and inspire young Jews around the world, and touched the lives of countless people.

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

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
Genesis Prize Laureate Natalie Portman

2018 'Jewish Nobel' goes to Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman said she was "deeply touched and humbled" by the honor.

Genesis prize announces grant to fund breakthrough treatment for Syrian refugees

"We Jews have for centuries suffered as refugees. Now it’s time to help others."

By RACHEL COHEN
25/09/2017
Itzhak Perlman

Breaking Barriers: A big tent for all

The Genesis Prize Foundation’s Breaking Barriers competition winners plan to use their grants to support people with disabilities in the Jewish world.

07/07/2017
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