Know from where you came, where you are going, and before Whom you will give justification and reckoning.
(Pirkei Avot / Ethics of the Fathers 3:1)

The Genesis Prize aims to distinguish unparalleled success, leadership, and values. It recognizes those who possess strong ties to their heritage, while achieving greatness in the modern day. By sharing the narrative of the Laureate, the Genesis Prize Foundation envisions the Prize encouraging younger generations of Jews to reaffirm their Jewish identity and to retain their sense of belonging to a collective future and collective past.  By highlighting the inherent Jewish values which inspired the Laureate’s achievements the Jewish community can unify around its core tenets that transcend borders.