The awards aim to formally recognize outstanding Anglo immigrants - veteran and recent - who encapsulate the spirit of modern-day Zionism by contributing in a significant way towards developing the State of Israel.
A prestigious panel of committee members will award $10,000 prizes in five categories: Science & Medicine, Education & Non-Profit, IDF & National Service, Entrepreneurship & Technology, and Culture, Sports & Art.
To be eligible for nomination, candidates must have made aliyah from an English-speaking country (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, the United States and Canada) and have made a significant impact on the State of Israel.
The deadline for submitting nominations is Sunday, December 15, 2013. Nomination forms are available for download at www.boneizion.nbn.org.il/nominate.
“Many English-speaking olim are accomplishing remarkable things in Israel, and it is important to recognize these contributions,” says Nefesh B'Nefesh 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 winners will be selected by a committee of distinguished individuals who are accomplished in their fields and announced on Sunday, January 12, 2014. An award ceremony will take place in Jerusalem in February.