Jewish Achievement Throughout History

Throughout history, Jews have been trailblazers in countless professional fields: medicine, music, cinema, sports, and much more. The Genesis Prize celebrates Jewish talent and achievement by honoring individuals for their professional accomplishments, commitment to Jewish values and contribution to improving the world. From time to time – in honor of our Laureates - The Genesis Prize Foundation produces films highlighting the significant impact Jews have had on a variety of professions. The Genesis Prize Foundation’s “Jews in…” short video series has already been viewed by hundreds of thousands. Please click on the images below to watch our growing library of films.

Jews in Music

The Genesis Prize Foundation created "Jews in Music" to honor outstanding achievements by Jewish individuals in music throughout history, including Leonard Cohen, Itzhak Perlman, Carole King, Vladimir Vysotsky, Idan Raichel, Martha Argerich, Paul Simon, Evgeny Kissin, Billy Joel, Adam Levine, Drake, and more.

Jews in Hollywood

"Jews in Hollywood" honors outstanding achievements by Jewish individuals in film, television, and theater, including Barbra Streisand, Paul Newman, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Al Jolson, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Milos Forman, Steven Spielberg, and more.

Jews in Sports

"Jews in Sports" is dedicated to Jewish individuals who have impacted sports throughout history and features Julian Edelman, David Beckham, Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, Aly Raisman, Tal Brody, Hank Greenberg, Yuri Lyapkin, Irina Viner, Garry Kasparov, and more.

Jews in Medicine

The Genesis Prize Foundation has begun creating a series of "Jews in Medicine" short films to honor outstanding achievements by Jewish individuals. At a time when the world needs inspiration, we recognize their extraordinary contributions to the field of medicine. Part I features Dr. Bernard Kouchner, co-founder of Doctors Without Borders and Doctors of the World. Part II features Dr. Tal Dvir, who is leading the research to develop a 3D printed heart.  Additional videos are in production and will be released soon.