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Bonei Zion Prize awarded to 7 immigrants from English-speaking countries

Josie Katz, Jan 30 2011 (Moshe Shai/Flash90)
Josie Katz, Jan 30 2011 (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

Seven immigrants to Israel from English-speaking countries are awarded the 2021 Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize for their contributions to the country.

Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, president of Ben Gurion University, is the honoree in the field of education; Dr. Jonathan Rieck, director of Emergency Medicine at Barzilai Medical Center gets the award in the field of science and medicine; the community and nonprofit prize goes to David Marcu, CEO of Israel Elwyn; Micha Odenheimer, founding director of Tevel B’Tzedek is awarded in the field of Global Impact; and singer and actress Josie Katz is awarded for her contribution to the world of culture and art.

In addition, a Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Rabbi Dr. Daniel Tropper for what is described as “his exemplary work over multiple decades in Jewish education.” The organization cites his work to establish the coexistence organization Gesher.

The Young Leadership Prize goes to to Michal Berman, founder of Tel Aviv Art Studio.

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