The Jerusalem Unity Prize in Memory of Eyal, Gil-ad and Naftali is a joint initiative between the families of Eyal Ifrah, Gil-ad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel, the three Israeli teens kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in the summer of 2014, together with the Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat and “Gesher”.
The award acknowledges the efforts of organizations and individuals in Israel and the Jewish world who actively work to advance unity throughout Jewish communities and Israeli society.
We have officially extended the application date until January 9th for those out there who have not yet had the chance to apply! We look forward to receiving your nomination!NOMINATE!
"We cannot afford to let our differences divide us"
Mayor of Jerusalem, Prize Committee Chairman
"I don't need you to agree with me, I just need you to care about me"
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the UK
"We created the Jerusalem Unity Prize, and Unity Day, to celebrate people and organizations working to bring people together"
Racheli Fraenkel, mother of murdered teen Naftali Fraenkel
“Unity Day provides the entire Jewish people – regardless of streams, ideologies, and politics – an opportunity to pause for a moment and remember that there is more that unites than divides us. In memory of Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali, I encourage all our institutions and members to take part in this worldwide day of Jewish unity and come together as one people.”
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union of Reform Judaism
Unity Day’s purpose is to earmark one day to consider consciously deriving strength from our wholeness, our uniting across labels, across compartments, and across communities. Unity of the Jewish people depends upon a daily, practiced, behavioral investment.
Together, we are stronger than what divides us.
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