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.
About The Azrieli Foundation
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud The Azrieli Foundation contributed a whooping 69 entries.
Entries by The Azrieli Foundation
The Azrieli Foundation is established by David J. Azrieli and begins to implement and extend his philanthropic vision in Canada and in Israel.
David is born in Maków-Mazowiecki, Poland as the second of four children of Sara-Chaya and Rafael Hirsch Azrylewicz.
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 German forces approaching, David takes leave of his family and escapes the Nazi occupation of his hometown by moving eastward into Soviet-occupied Poland.
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.
When Germany invades the Soviet Union in June 1941, David continues to flee further east always managing to stay just one step ahead of the Nazis.
Adults with both neurodevelopmental disabilities and a mental illness will have greater opportunities to live healthier lives, thanks to Canada’s first centre for this population being opened at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
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.
David reaches British Mandate Palestine. He begins his studies in architecture at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 1943-1946.