The Charles Bronfman Prize celebrates 20 years of Jewish Values and Global Impact at the Jewish Museum in New York City: September 22-25, 2024

For 20 years, The Charles Bronfman Prize has honored young humanitarian leaders whose work is grounded in their Jewish values and is of universal benefit to all people. The Charles Bronfman Prize laureates have created a reverberating impact in refugee rights, medicine, environment, education, criminal justice, food justice, entrepreneurship, the arts and more. Many laureates have also been widely recognized as the thinkers and innovators who will guide humanity through the challenges of the 21st century.

As our world has entered a fraught moment in its history, the Prize embarked on its 20th year—providing an opportunity to both reflect on the incredible work of the Prize laureates while also re-imagining what it means to apply Jewish values toward the common good of humanity at this time. To mark this inflection point, The Charles Bronfman Prize is hosting programming and an exhibit at the The Jewish Museum in New York City September 22-25, 2024, with a closing reception on Wednesday, September 25.

Programming will begin on on Sunday, September 22, Etgar Keret, Israeli Writer and 2016 Prize Laureate will speak about "How creativity and imagination can be a support in difficult times." followed by a conversation between Disability Rights International founder and 2013 Laureate Eric Rosenthal and NBC Correspondent Richard Engel about the "Global Danger of Orphanage Placement."

Monday, September 23 will feature 2007 Prize Laureate and Deputy Director of Sheba Medical Center Dr. Amitai Ziv who will reflect on the current mental health crisis in Israel, followed by a discussion of "A Hopeful Vision for Forced Migration in Uncertain Times" with RefugePoint founder and CEO and 2010 Prize Laureate Sasha Chanoff, International Refugee Assistance Project co-founder and 2015 Laureate Becca Heller, and Welcoming America founder and 2017 Laureate David Lubell.

On Tuesday, September 24, ‌Gift of Life Marrow Registry is hosting a roundtable discussion in conjunction with its Young Professionals Speaker Series. Moderated by stem cell donor Jared Stein, who was recruited to Gift of Life’s registry through a ground-breaking partnership with Taglit-Birthright Israel. the panel will include fellow donor Alex Weiss, and Idan, the young man whose life Alex helped save, along with Idan’s parents, and Jay Feinberg, Gift of Life’s Founder & CEO, and the inaugural recipient of The Charles Bronfman Prize. Following that roundtable, some of the Prize laureates who are also UN Young Global Leaders––David Hertz, 2019 Prize Laureate and the founder of Gastromotiva, 2010 Prize Laureate and human rights lawyer Jared Genser, and Nik Kafka, 2022 Prize Laureate and the founder of Teach a Man to Fish –– will reflect on the challenges of being a Jewish humanitarian today.

Wednesday, September 25, Adamah and the newly-formed Jewish Climate Trust will welcome Professor Alon Tal, former Member of Knesset, founder of The Arava Institute and 2005 Prize Laureate to speak about his new book "Making Climate Tech Work: Policies that Drive Innovation" and discuss how to mobilize a global Jewish response to the climate crises.

The events, which will all take place at The Jewish Museum, will culminate in a closing reception on the evening of Wednesday, September 25 where 2023 Prize Laureate, IsraAid Global CEO Yotam Polizer will be featured. RSVPs for programming and the reception will open in August on The Charles Bronfman Prize website.