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Ilia Salita (photo credit: GENESIS PHILANTHROPY GROUP)

New Award Announced to Recognize Applied Research Initiatives Focused on Jewish Communities Around the...

The establishment of the Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award, funded by Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG), was announced at the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) 2021 International Conference on Wednesday, March 17. The award celebrates the life and legacy of...
Professor Ariela Lowenstein. Credit: The University of Haifa.

Israel Prize announces two University of Haifa professors as 2021 winners

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Two professors from the University of Haifa have been announced recipients of the prestigious 2021 Israel Prize: Professor Ariela Lowenstein for work in the field of sociology and criminology, and Professor Nitza Ben-Dov for...
Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder in 2015. Credit: Kobby Dagan/Shutterstock.

At 70, Stevie Wonder earns Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize

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Legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder was awarded Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize on Tuesday along with a group of laureates in the arts and sciences. The “Superstition” singer received the award for “his tremendous contribution to music...
Bonei Zion Prize. Photo credit: Yonit Schiller

Nominations Open for 2021 Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize

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The nomination period for the 2021 Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize has officially opened today for its eighth consecutive year. The awards, sponsored by Sylvan Adams, are given to seven extraordinary English-speaking Olim (immigrants to...
The Israeli all-girls math team. Credit: Future Scientists Center.

Israeli team wins silver, two bronze medals in European all-girls math competition

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Israel’s team won a silver and two bronze medals at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) 2020 recently, The Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday. Because of the coronavirus, the competition was held virtually with 204 participants from...
View of Downtown Cleveland Skyline, taken from the Superior Viaduct. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

‘Cleveland Jewish News’ named by AP as best Ohio newspaper for its size

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The Associated Press has named The Cleveland Jewish News the best Ohio newspaper for outlets with a daily circulation of 8,000 to 11,999. In total, The Cleveland Jewish News captured 18 awards, including six first-place awards. The AP announced the winners on March...
CEO of Mobileye and co-founder of OrCam Amnon Shashua. Credit: Heinz Troll European Patent Office.

Israeli leader in artificial intelligence earns $1 million Dan David Prize

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Israeli tech leader Amnon Shashua will be awarded the 2020 Dan David Prize for his contributions to the field of artificial intelligence (AI) as CEO of Mobileye and co-founder of OrCam, a tech company...
Professor Verad Noam. Credit: Tel Aviv University.

Tel Aviv professor becomes first woman to receive Israel Prize in Talmudic studies

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Professor Vered Noam, head of the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies and Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, has become the first woman to be awarded the annual Israel Prize for Talmudic studies, it was announced...
Credit: Yoram Reshef

Chemi Peres, in father’s tradition, wins innovation award

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GUTERSLOH, Germany (Press Release) — The 2020 Reinhard Mohn Prize on “Fostering Innovation. Unlocking Potential” is being awarded by the Bertelsmann Stiftung to Nechemia (“Chemi”) Peres, Chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and...
Movie director Sam Mendes. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish director Sam Mendes wins two Golden Globes for World War I film ‘1917’

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Jewish director Sam Mendes won big at the 77th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night in Los Angeles, taking home two honors for his World War I epic “1917.” After Mendes won the award for...