Nefesh B’Nefesh ­Announces Award for Olim

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Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organization that assists people from North America and Great Britain in making aliyah, has announced that it will award five $10,000 prizes to olim from these two countries.

Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organization that assists people from North America and Great Britain in making aliyah, has announced that it will award five $10,000 prizes to olim from those countries.

A committee of distinguished leaders from Israel and organizations connected to the Jewish state will award the prizes to people who made significant contributions to Israel in the categories of: science and medicine; education and nonprofit; Israel Defense Forces and national service; entrepreneurship technology; or culture, sports and art.

Committee members include: Gabi Ashkenazi, the former chief of staff of the IDF; Colette Avital, an Israeli diplomat and former Knesset member; Michael Eisenberg, a partner at Aleph venture capital fund; David Horovitz, founding editor of The Times of Israel; and Russel Robinson, chief executive of the Jewish National Fund.

There have been 150 olim from the Philadelphia-area over the last five years, according to Nefesh B’Nefesh.

Candidates must have made aliyah from an English-speaking country. Nomination forms are available at nbn.org.il/boneizion/nominate.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 15.