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Awards to English-Speaking Immigrants to Israel for Contributions to the Development of the State

Bonei Zion Prize


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Important Dates
Deadline: 01/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Awards to English-speaking immigrants to Israel for significant contributions to the State of Israel. Awards are intended to recognize the achievements of outstanding immigrants from western countries who have moved to Israel since 1948. A prize will be awarded in each of six fields, including education, young leadership, global impact, science and medicine, community and nonprofit, and culture, art, and sports.

As Aliyah from western countries continues to increase, English-speaking Olim are making a remarkable impact on the Jewish State – economically, socially and culturally – contributing to Israeli society in all fields of endeavor, including education, global impact, medicine & science and the arts. This award, established in 2013, is an expression of support for Olim whose contributions have helped better Israel in a meaningful way, and acknowledges those who encapsulate the spirit of modern-day Zionism by contributing towards developing the State of Israel.

Prize objectives:

  • To showcase within Israeli society the impact and contribution of Anglo Olim on building the State of Israel.
  • To highlight Anglo Olim who exemplify successful integration into Israeli society and can serve as inspiration and role models for others to make Aliyah.
  • To express gratitude to individuals who have enhanced and transformed the lives around them.

Prize criteria:

  • Impact: The work of the Bonei Zion Prize recipients must have had a notable and positive impact on the State of Israel’s private or non-profit sector.
  • Growth: Bonei Zion Prize recipients should ideally have created or founded an enterprise, organization, or an initiative and/or have grown or expanded a project with significant gains.
  • Rank in field: Bonei Zion Prize recipients are undoubtedly recognized within Israel as leaders in their respective fields. Many recipients are internationally recognized and may have been recipients of other notable prizes.
  • Innovation: Bonei Zion Prize recipients should be forward thinkers and innovators in their fields of expertise.
  • Zionism: Bonei Zion Prize recipients should be ardent Zionists and actively work towards the development of the Jewish State. 


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Nominees: Olim (immigrants) from English-speaking western countries, who made Aliyah since 1948.

Eligible Nominators: The Nominator writes the letter of nomination and should be someone who is well acquainted with the candidate and can broadly attest to his/her suitability as a candidate based on the selection criteria. Nominators (and References) must be someone other than the Nominee, or his/her family member.

Pre-Application Information

Number of Grants
A prize is awarded in each of the six categories.

Contact Information
Nomination form:

If you have any questions please email:

N. America: 1-866-4-ALIYAH
Israel: 02-659-5800

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