On Sunday, Nefesh B’Nefesh awarded the Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion (Builders of Zion) prize to seven worthy Olim who have and are making important contributions to the state of Israel.
The awards were given in the fields of (1) Community & Non-Profit, (2) Education, (3) Israel Advocacy, (4) Science & Medicine, (5) Young Leadership, and (6) Culture Art & Sports.
In addition, a Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Morris Kahn.
The ceremony was held in the Knesset. Among the speakers were Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi and Minister of Aliyah and Integration Sofa Landver.
This year recipients were:
SCIENCE & MEDICINE: Marcia Javitt, MD, FACR, FSAR, FSRU
COMMUNITY & NON-PROFIT: Kalman Samuels
EDUCATION: Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin
ISRAEL ADVOCACY: Arsen Ostrovsky
CULTURE, ART & SPORTS: Linda Streit
YOUNG LEADERSHIP: Major Keren Hajioff
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Morris Kahn
Additional pictures to follow.