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7 Anglo immigrants awarded Nefesh B’Nefesh prize for contributions to Israel

Seven immigrants to Israel from English-speaking countries are to be awarded the 2017 Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize.

The $10,000 prizes announced today are awarded to English-speaking immigrants who have made a major contribution the State of Israel. The prizes will be awarded at an official ceremony at the Knesset at the end of June.

The honorees are:

• Professor Benjamin W. Corn, head of the Institute of Radiotherapy at Ichilov Hospital in the field of Science & Medicine

• Beth Steinberg, director and co-founder of ShutafInclusion Programs and artistic director and co-founder of Theater in the Rough in the field of Community & Non-Profit

• Rabbi Chaim Brovender, founder and rosh yeshiva of WebYeshiva.org in the field of Education

• Professor Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor and Professor of Political Studies at Bar Ilan University in the field of Israel Advocacy

• Yoram Raanan, contemporary Jewish artist in the field of Culture, Art & Sports.

In addition, Lifetime Achievement Awards were announced for Professor Alice Shalvi for decades of inspiring contributions in shaping the status of women in Israel through education and advocacy; and Professor Eliezer Jaffe for his accomplishments in nonprofit and philanthropic giving, raising awareness and support for Israeli citizens in need.

A Young Leadership Prize also was awarded to Captain Libby Weiss, head of the Social Media Department in the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, and to Scott Neiss, founder and executive director of the Israel Lacrosse Association.

— JTA

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