B'nai B'rith International has received significant news coverage since announcing the winners of its 2021 B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage.
Since its establishment in 1992, the award has recognized excellence in reporting on contemporary Diaspora Jewish communities and on the state of Israel-Diaspora relations in the Israeli print, broadcast and online media. The award is widely recognized as the most prestigious prize in the Israeli media industry for Diaspora reportage and was established to help strengthen the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora.
See how media outlets noted this year’s announcement:
Israel Hayom (English):
Israel Hayom (Hebrew):
In June, the B'nai B'rith World Center presented the 22nd annual awards for Excellence in Diaspora Journalism, honoring a trio of Israeli journalists noted for their work in covering the Diaspora issues.
The following video covers the highlights of the evening, including the acceptance speeches from each of the three journalists. Most of the speeches are given in Hebrew with English subtitles. Here is an excerpt from each acceptance speech:
"I would like to thank again the honorable heads of B'nai B'rith, and the members of the jury as well, for this great honor in receiving this award, and I promise to make an effort to stay worthy of it in the continuation of my journalism career."
"I would like to use this stage to thank the B'nai B'rith World Center for their decision to dedicate a special award for covering this important field [with] the yearly award in memory of Wolf and Hilda Matsdorf."
"Thank you members of the jury...I greatly appreciate this lifetime achievement award."
Watch the awards ceremony highlights, below:
The B'nai B'rith World Center in Jerusalem coordinated a delegation from B'nai B'rith Europe last week, to express solidarity with Israel.
The visit was covered by InfoPublico.com, the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA, 01:26:05 mark) and Telavivi.net:
Renowned Israeli musician Nurit Hirsh will receive a special citation from the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem at its 22nd annual Awards for Journalism.
Hirsh has spent decades spreading the message of the Israeli Diaspora through her music, and has received widespread acclaim throughout the global Jewish community.
In addition to the initial Times of Israel piece, here are other stories on the award.
The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 29, at the B'nai B'rith World Center in Jerusalem.
On Yom Hashoah, hundreds gathered at the B'nai B'rith Martyrs' Forest “Scroll of Fire” Plaza in Jerusalem for a ceremony of remembrance. This year's focus was on rescue activities of Jonas Eckstein (1902-1971) who was an active member of the Jewish community and saved countless Jews from the atrocities of the Holocaust.
The gallery below is courtesy of B'nai B'rith World Center in Jerusalem:
B'nai B'rith is quoted in the story:
Alan Schneider, Director of the B’nai B’rith World Center, accompanied Gilad to an event that took place in London in November 2012 with the participation of 200 young Jews from across Europe. “I turned to his father who provided us with direct contact information to Gilad. We spoke and he agreed. It was not a fundraising event,” Schneider said. “I had the impression that he accepted our invitation out of personal curiosity and also perhaps because of a sense of obligation in light of the support he received. He was interested in meeting young Jews his age and to be exposed to the realities of his peers in Europe..."
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