Entries by The Azrieli Foundation

Composer Avner Dorman Winner of 2018 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music

The Azrieli Foundation is proud to announce that composer Avner Dorman is the winner of the 2018 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music for his composition, Nigunim for Violin and Orchestra. The $50,000 cash prize is granted biennially to a composer who has written the best new major work of Jewish Music, and is accompanied by a world premiere gala performance and a professional recording of the prize-winning work.


A decade focused on strengthening institutions and sustaining excellence in Jewish, Holocaust and architectural education, the foundation funds long-term projects at Concordia, Technion, Tel Aviv, Carleton and Yeshiva Universities.


With a mission of empowering at-risk-youth and ensuring school perseverance, the Azrieli Institute for Educational Empowerment is created – reaching nearly 70,000 children in Israel to date.


The Azrieli Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program is launched. With 75 survivor stories published to date, the Program’s innovative educational outreach has touched over 12,150 students across Canada, in 2017 alone, inspiring them toward inclusion and speaking up in the face of injustice.