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May 03, 2020, 23:00 ET Sharansky donates his $1 million Genesis Prize to alleviate coronavirus suffering, protect against future pandemics

The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) announced today the names of the 15 recipients of this year's Genesis Prize grants. The majority of the funding...


Dec 09, 2019, 23:15 ET Legendary Advocate for Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights Natan Sharansky Awarded 2020 Genesis Prize

Today The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) announced Natan Sharansky, the legendary advocate for freedom, democracy and human rights, as the 2020...


Jan 09, 2019, 03:00 ET Robert Kraft, New England Patriots Owner, Announced As The 2019 Genesis Prize Laureate

Today, The Genesis Prize Foundation announced prominent American philanthropist and owner of the New England Patriots football team, Robert Kraft, as ...


Jan 09, 2019, 03:00 ET Robert Kraft, New England Patriots Owner, Announced As The 2019 Genesis Prize Laureate

Today, The Genesis Prize Foundation announced prominent American philanthropist and owner of the New England Patriots football team, Robert Kraft, as ...


Jul 09, 2018, 12:56 ET Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's visit inspires Israel to intensify work on closing the gender gap

Leaders of Israeli women's rights organizations, members of Israel's Supreme Court and other prominent officials have vowed to intensify efforts to...


Dec 20, 2017, 12:13 ET Prominent Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn contributes $1 million to the Genesis Prize-Natalie Portman initiative to empower women

The Genesis Prize Foundation announced today that Israeli philanthropist and humanitarian Morris Kahn has made a $1 million gift to the Genesis Prize ...


Nov 07, 2017, 06:00 ET Academy Award-Winning Actress Natalie Portman Selected as the 2018 Genesis Prize Laureate

Today, the Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) announced that world-renowned actress, director and social activist Natalie Portman has been selected as...


Jun 13, 2017, 07:03 ET The Genesis Prize Foundation And Jewish Funders Network To Fund 22 Programs Focused On Inclusion Of People With Disabilities In Jewish Life

The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and Jewish Funders Network (JFN) today announced the recipients of funding under the special matching grants...


Sep 12, 2016, 05:00 ET Matching Grants Honoring Itzhak Perlman Will Support Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Jewish Life

The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) today launched "Breaking Barriers", a matching grant program in honor of 2016 ...


Apr 06, 2016, 07:00 ET Dame Helen Mirren To Host 2016 Genesis Prize Award Ceremony In Jerusalem

The Genesis Prize Foundation announced today that the award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren will emcee the 2016 Genesis Prize award ceremony, which ...


Jan 20, 2016, 10:36 ET Michael Douglas, Natan Sharansky to Discuss Jewish Inclusion and Anti-Semitism on Three College Campuses

The Genesis Prize Foundation today announced that renowned actor, producer, and UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas and former political prisoner,...


Dec 14, 2015, 06:00 ET "Fiddler To The World" Itzhak Perlman Awarded 2016 Genesis Prize

The Genesis Prize Foundation today announced that world renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman has been selected as the 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate. The...


Aug 31, 2015, 06:00 ET Genesis Prize Foundation And Jewish Funders Network Launch Matching Grants Initiative In Honor Of Michael Douglas

The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) today launched a new matching grant initiative, Avenues to Jewish Engagement...


Mar 09, 2015, 07:32 ET Jay Leno Returns to Israel to Host the 2015 Genesis Prize Ceremony

The Genesis Prize Foundation announced today that Jay Leno will return to Israel and serve as Master of Ceremonies for the second annual Genesis...


Aug 12, 2014, 07:00 ET Genesis Generation Competition Seeking Innovative Solutions to Global Challenges Officially Launches

The Genesis Generation Challenge, the $1 million competition led by the Genesis Prize Foundation and created with funding from its first laureate,...


Mar 25, 2013, 07:01 ET El Nobel Elie Wiesel integra el Comité del Premio Génesis

La Genesis Prize Foundation (Fundación Premio Génesis) anunció hoy que Elie Wiesel, ganador del Premio Nobel de la Paz en 1986 y activista por los...


Mar 25, 2013, 07:01 ET Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Appointed to Genesis Prize Committee

The Genesis Prize Foundation announced today that Elie Wiesel, the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and human rights activist, joins distinguished...


Mar 25, 2013, 07:01 ET Le lauréat du prix Nobel Elie Wiesel nommé membre du Comité du Prix Genesis

La Genesis Prize Foundation a annoncé aujourd'hui que Elie Wiesel, lauréat du prix Nobel de la paix 1986 et militant des droits de l'homme,...