New Survey by the Azrieli Foundation and the Claims Conference Finds Critical Gaps in Holocaust Knowledge in Canada

Naomi Azrieli receives honorary degree from McGill University

“The solutions to the profound problems in the world will be found not only in the careers you choose, in what you do to make a living, but in what you do to make a life.”
– Dr. Naomi Azrieli

Azrieli Music Prizes Announces New Canadian Prize

The Azrieli Canadian Prize, a new $50,000 cash award to commission concert works celebrating Canadian music was announced. This will be the third prize to be offered biennially through the Azrieli Music Prizes program.

Celebrating new Jewish music by prize-winning composers

An exhilarating evening of musical discovery, unveiling two world premiere works by the winners of the 2018 Azrieli Music Prizes. Inventive orchestral colour and virtuosic flair are on display for Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman’s Nigunim for Violin and Orchestra, while Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy explores a wealth of Sephardic music in her En el escuro es todo uno (In the Darkness All is One).

New Partners on Fragile X Syndrome

Study establishes a North American collaborative partnership with research teams from the UC Davis MIND Institute, the University of Alberta Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, and the University of Montreal CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre.

The Power of Memoir and Storytelling

Two men who grew up across the world from one another and survived different traumatic events during their childhoods are coming together to discuss what they have learned from their past and how they have moved toward healing.

The Azrieli Music Prizes Gala Concert Soloists Announced

The Azrieli Foundation is pleased to announce the soloists for the Azrieli Music Prizes Gala Concert on October 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm at Maison symphonique de Montréal. The concert features two major works for chamber orchestra by the winners of  the 2018 Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP), two biennial $50,000 awards offering opportunities for the creation, performance and celebration of high quality new Jewish Music. The new works will be performed by the McGill Chamber Orchestra (MCO) led by Guest Conductor Yoav Talmi. Tickets are available for pre-sale starting today via the Place des Arts box office at

Azrieli Foundation and Darca Schools Announce a New Strategic Partnership

Azrieli Foundation and Darca Schools, Israel’s #1 educational network, announced today a strategic partnership that will integrate the Azrieli Institute for Educational Empowerment in the Darca Network and will support the Network’s reach. Azrieli Foundation has committed 110 million NIS over a five-year period.

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.

Meeting the needs of adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities and mental illness

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).