New prize recognizes Anglo olim

Nefesh B’Nefesh inviting public to submit nominations for its Bonei Zion Prize, which will be awarded to immigrants from English-speaking countries who are making significant contribution to State of Israel in various fields

The Nefesh B’Nefesh organization is inviting the public to submit nominations for its newly launched Bonei Zion Prize (


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


“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.



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