Noted Uruguayan theater actress Alicia Alfonso received the 32nd annual Fraternidad Award on Dec. 9, awarded to outstanding artists in literature, painting, sculpture, music, theater, cinema and dancing.
The ceremony was attended by more than 300 people at the B’nai B’rith Hall in Montevideo. The award was originally named for Maximo Brenner, founder and former president of B’nai B’rith Uruguay.
B’nai B’rith Uruguay presents the Fraternidad (Fraternity) Award to outstanding artists from different arts to recognize excellence in these various artistic disciplines. Winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the State of Israel where the B’nai B’rith World Center is responsible for preparing and implementing an intensive itinerary combining tourism with professional interchange, site visits and high-level briefings geared toward fostering ongoing professional ties between the countries.
They also have a one-week paid trip to one European country they select, sponsored by the Brenner family in tribute to Maximo Brenner.
B’nai B’rith local leader Ana Wilenski and Maximo Brenner’s widow, Esther Brenner, presented the award to Alfonso.
Alfonso said, “I thank you B´nai B´rith for this prestigious and extremely important award, which gives me one of the major recognitions I can receive in our country and in my career in order to learn more from the Jewish people and its art, once I will have the privilege to visit Israel."