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  • New $3 million initiative for Jewish disabled honors Itzhak Perlman

    September 12, 2016 | 11:06 am

    The Genesis Prize Foundation and the Jewish Funders Network launched a $3 million matching grant program to fund an initiative to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in Jewish life.

    The “Breaking Barriers” program launched Monday in honor of 2016 Genesis Prize...

  • Itzhak Perlman named winner of 2016 Genesis Prize

    December 14, 2015 | 9:01 am

    Itzhak Perlman, the Israeli-born violin virtuoso, was named the third winner of the Genesis Prize.

    Perlman was named the winner on Monday of the annual $1 million prize that has been dubbed the “Jewish Nobel.” He joins former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the...

  • Jay Leno returning as host of Genesis Prize ceremony — this time for Michael Douglas

    March 9, 2015 | 3:11 pm

    For the second time, former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will emcee the Genesis Prize award ceremony in Israel.

    The Genesis Prize Foundation made the announcement in a news release on Monday. Actor Michael Douglas will receive what is billed as “the Jewish Nobel Prize” on June...

  • Genesis Philanthropy Group names Ilia Salita as new CEO

    July 31, 2014 | 11:49 am

    Ilia Salita was appointed the new CEO of the Genesis Philanthropy Group, which funds Jewish identity-building efforts for Russian-speaking Jews around the world.

    The Genesis Philanthropy Group is a consortium launched by wealthy Jewish businessmen from the former Soviet Union,...

  • Accepting Jewish values prize, Bloomberg strikes universalist tone

    May 27, 2014 | 10:07 am

    Michael Bloomberg received the $1 million Genesis Prize for embodying Jewish values.

    The billionaire and former New York City mayor said they could just as well have been Christian, Muslim or Hindu values.

    In Jerusalem on Thursday for the first awarding of what some have...

  • Leno will make first visit to Israel to emcee Genesis Prize ceremony

    May 9, 2014 | 2:23 pm

    Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will visit Israel to host the presentation of the inaugural Genesis Prize.

    The May 22 ceremony in Jerusalem will honor former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the $1 million award.

    “Jay Leno is a comedic icon who has entertained...

  • New $1 million ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’ established

    June 26, 2012 | 10:21 am

    The establishment of the Genesis Prize, which is being touted as a “Jewish Nobel Prize” and worth $1 million, was announced.

    The international prize was announced Tuesday in a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that included Jewish Agency Chairman...