2016-04-13 / Mideast

Helen Mirren to present Genesis Prize

Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren will host the 2016 Genesis Prize award ceremony in Jerusalem.

At the June 23 ceremony, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu will present the $1-million Genesis Prize to Itzhak Perlman, an acclaimed violinist, educator and advocate for individuals with disabilities.

The Genesis Prize, which has been referred to as the “Jewish Nobel,” is given to individuals who have achieved professional success, made a significant contribution to humanity and inspired others through their engagement and dedication to the Jewish community and the State of Israel. (JTA)

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