Joëlle Aflalo, chairwoman of the Matanel Foundation and Dr Boris Mints remitting the Rabbi Moshe Rosen Prize
Yael Berman-Domb, CEO of ‘Tana Yerushalmi’ (photo: The Jerusalem Fund)
Yael Berman-Domb, CEO of Tana Yerushalmi, during an activity (photo: The Jerusalem Fund)
“As part of the selection process, over 100 nominations were submitted to win the new prestigious award,” it was reported to “Khal Ha’ir”. “Many groundbreaking initiatives were presented in the proposals, which strengthen society in all its aspects and have a decisive contribution for the residents of Jerusalem. At the end of a strict selection process led by the judging team, Yael Berman-Domb, CEO of ‘Tana Jerusalem’ and one of its founders, was chosen to receive the prestigious award. Berman Domb, who has devoted many years to diverse social activities, heads the association that leads unique programs to strengthen the city of Jerusalem by attracting and keeping young men and women in the city, as well as shaping active, committed and influential community leadership.”
“The association leads programs intended for the younger generation of various ages in a democratic and pluralistic spirit, including: a pre-military preparatory school, an integrated midrash, programs for students and accompanying communities,” it added. “Many achievements have been credited to the association in its 13 years of activity: 500 graduates of the Jerusalem high school and TANA Jerusalem programs, 70% of the graduates work in the public and social sector and many have chosen to live in Jerusalem.”
It should be noted that the awarding ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 3/28/23, in Jerusalem in the presence of Mayor Moshe Leon
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"You can just sit and read it non-stop!"/ Steinsaltz Mishnah series presented to President Isaac Herzog at the President's Residence in JerusalemPresident Israel Herzog received today, Monday, 9 Tevet 5783, 2 January 2023, the final volume of the Mishnah with a modern Hebrew translation and commentary by the late Rabbi Adin Even-Israel (Steinsaltz), from his son, Rabbi Meni Even-Israel, director of the Steinsaltz Center. This is the last project translated by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel (Steinsaltz), thus completing the work of translating the entire Jewish canon and making him the only commentator in Jewish history to have achieved this feat. The late Rabbi Steinsaltz was an educator, researcher, commentator of the Talmud and Hasidic thought, philosopher, social critic, and author of over 300 works in various languages. He also established a network of educational institutions and received a variety of awards including the Israel Prize and the Israeli Presidential Medal of Honor. Rabbi Steinsaltz's teachings included a new edition of Judaism's core texts, featuring a clear and concise interpretation and inviting students to delve deeper into various fields, concepts, halachic ruling, and historical background of the topics discussed. The Koren Steinsaltz Mishnah includes 13 volumes, 63 tractates, 4182 mishnayot over a total of some 9,000 pages. The modern Hebrew translation of the Mishnah alone took twelve years. Each volume of the Koren Steinsaltz Mishnah contains an average of 750 color photographs and illustrations. President Isaac Herzog: "This is an amazing enterprise! Its advantage is that it serves the entire nation and connects it to its sources. The fact the fact that you have made it accessible to the whole People of Israel is a great privilege." Rabbi Meni Even-Israel: "We are proud to present to the President the final volume of the Mishnah, bringing us full circle, because Rabbi Steinsaltz and the Steinsaltz Center presented the first volume of the Talmud to President Shazar. This presentation of the final volume of the annotated Mishnah is the fulfillment of the Rabbi's motto "Let My People Know."
Matanel Prize for Jewish Thoughts
Congratulations to the winners of The Matanel Prize for Tikkun Olam 2022 Israel and AbroadThe Matanel Foundation awarded two prizes among their currently or previously supported projects that applied in 2020, a prize for a project in Israel and a prize for a project abroad. The two prizes are awarded $30,000 each. We have given the opportunity to vote to all non-profit organizations currently or previously supported by the Matanel Foundation, as well as members of the Foundation's Management and friends of the Foundation. Through the voting website. The results of the vote have been announced during the 5th Matanel Retreat held on April 6th, 2022 Winner of the Matanel for Tikkun Olam prize in Israel : SHEKEL for their project Inclusion for People with Disabilities Winner of the Matanel for Tikkun Olam prize Abroad: KAIMA TANZANIA for their project A Matanel Education Farm Congratulations to the winners, we are looking forward discovering what you will achieve !
The Matanel Prize for Jewish Thought
The Application is now OPEN
The prize of USD 25,000 is awarded for the best original book in Jewish Thought, published in Hebrew in the past three years (2020-2022), that is suitable for a wide readership. The book should be at least the second one published by the author who is expected to be also involved in social and educational activities.
Authors and publishers may submit nominations.
Applicants are required to fill out the application form (in Hebrew), and must submit the following:
- CV (English or Hebrew)
- List of main publications (up to 2 pages)
- Two letters of recommendation that explain why the book deserves the prize. The recommendations may be sent directly to the World Union of Jewish Studies email@example.com.
- Five copies of the book must be sent to:
The World Union of Jewish Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rabin World Center of Jewish Studies, Mt Scopus, Jerusalem 9190501, Israel
No further documents will be considered.
The submission deadline is Sunday, May 1, 2022.
The upcoming Matanel Prize for Jewish Thought is expected to be awarded during the 18th World Congress of Jewish Studies in Summer 2022 (8-12 August).
The publisher shall ensure that the winning books are decorated with a wrap-around band indicating “Matanel Prize for Jewish Thought 2022″.
Emotions brainforum , supported by the Matanel FoundationUnderstanding emotions - Conference in Jerusalem, October 24th 9:30 local time The emotions are an integral part of our daily lives and yet they often remain a mystery. Seven world famous women scientists reveal the secrets of what could be considered a neuro tool box in a host of different situations, from basic survival to the social pleasure of taking and sharing a selfie. A full immersion into the world of emotions, where there will be space to discuss one of the most controversial, fear, as well as the strong reciprocal relationship between emotions and learning, and to explore disorders stemming from how we manage our emotions and how we understand those of others. The BrainForum will take place at the Isaac and Luba Becker Auditorium, Goodman Building, Edmond J. Safra Campus of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is organised in collaboration with the ELSC- Edmond and Lily Center for Brain Sciences and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It will be possible to participate in presence of the Jerusalem meeting, according to the restrictions for COVID-19. In order to attend this event you will need to present a valid green pass or recovery certificate or a negative Covid test from the last 24 hours. Registration is required. It will be broadcast live in streaming at this link and then uploaded onto the website.
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לפרטים נוספים והרשמה לחצו כאןRegistration has opened for the Alma-Matanel Fellows Program for the year 2022! Artists and creators in the fields of culture, spirit and communication, and social activists with a bachelor's degree or higher or an equivalent certificate - are invited to submit your candidacy for the Alma Fellows Program. The program is an annual program on Sundays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 9:45 pm. Spring semester: 31.10.21 - 27.1.22 Fall semester: 6.3.22 - 23.6.22 For more details and registration click here
Une petite flamme qui grandit par le Rav Adin Éven-Israël (Steinsaltz) ע"הJe m’efforce d’être ce que l’on pourrait appeler une source de contamination. Je ne dis pourtant pas par-là que d’autres doivent agir comme moi Je souhaite au contraire qu’ils oeuvrent encore mieux que moi Et tout particulièrement, qu’ils agissent autrement. Peut-être alors quelque chose se passera-t-il… Quel est mon désir, que voudrais-je qu’il subsiste après moi, à titre d’héritage ? Des sermons ? Le vent les emportera. Des livres ? Le vent les consumera. Peut-être ai-je réussi à toucher quelques individus J’essaie en tout cas en permanence que ma propre bougie flamboie J’essaie de faire en sorte de garder le feu attisé Et j’essaie d’embraser les autres. J’ose espérer qu’ici et là, au gré de mon chemin J’ai pu toucher quelques bougies et qu’elles se soient allumées. Oui, qu’elles demeurent allumées. Il est possible que je ne sois qu’une petite bougie Comme cela, toute pâle Et qu’il y en ait d’autres éclatantes et toutes brillantes, Hautes et réussies Au contraire, au contraire Pourvu, pourvu qu’il en soit ainsi. Que reste-t-il donc dans la mémoire ? Disons, dans mes gènes. Si survenait un écroulement dévastateur, Poursuivons néanmoins la ligne Continuons la chaîne Aidons-la à grandir À perdurer. Voilà ce que je pense. C’est cela que j’essaie d’accomplir. Tels sont mes rêves. Imaginons qu’un être atterrisse dans un certain endroit, Que sa conscience se retrouve effacée Mais qu’il lui reste quelque chose, ne serait-ce qu’une phrase. Protège tout le reste d'Israël… qui proclame Chéma Israël Protège tout le reste d'Israël Voilà ce que je souhaite laisser. Je souhaite léguer après moi cette idée-là, Cette idée qui serait perpétuée par d’autres. C’est tout. Rien de plus Lé’haïm tovim. À la vie, à la bonne vie Mots prononcés à l’occasion de ses 76 ans, le 3 Av 5773 (10 juillet 2013). Traduit de l’hébreu par Michel Allouche, Jérusalem.
A small flame that grows by Rav Adin Even-Israel (Steinsaltz) ע "הI strive to be what one might call a source of contamination. I am not saying, however, that others should act as I do. On the contrary, I wish that they would work even better than I do, and especially that they would act differently. Perhaps then something will happen... What is my desire, what would I like to have left after me as a legacy? Sermons? The wind will blow them away. Books? The wind will consume them. Perhaps I have succeeded in touching a few people I am always trying to keep my own candle burning I am trying to keep the fire burning and I am trying to set others on fire. I dare to hope that here and there, along the way, I may have touched a few candles and that they may have lit up. Yes, that they remain lit. It is possible that I am only a small candle Like that, all pale And that there are others bright and all shining, High and successful On the contrary, provided, provided that it is so. What is left in the memory? Let us say, in my genes. If a devastating collapse should occur, Let us nevertheless continue the line Let us continue the chain Let us help it to grow To endure. This is what I think. This is what I am trying to accomplish. These are my dreams. Let's imagine that a person lands in a certain place, that his consciousness is erased, but that he has something left, even if it's only a sentence. Protect all the rest of Israel... that proclaims Shema Israel Protect all the rest of Israel That is what I wish to leave. I want to leave this idea after me, this idea that would be perpetuated by others. That is all I wish to leave. Nothing more Le'haim tovim. To life, to the good life Words spoken on the occasion of his 76th birthday, 3 Av 5773 (10 July 2013).
The Municipal Forum for Interfaith Leaders
Congratulations to Avi Sabag for receiving the title of Doctor Honoris Causa awarded by the Cnam University of Paris. Avi Sabag, founder and director of the Musrara School of Jerusalem supported by the Matanel foundation. The ceremony took place in Paris the 6th of February, in the presence of Joëlle Aflalo, director of the Matanel Foundation.