10th Anniversary Genesis Prize Laureate Barbra Streisand receives a glass sculpture of a shofar from Genesis Prize Foundation co-founder Stan Polovets. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Genesis Prize Foundation)

On June 6, 2024, The Genesis Prize Foundation honored actor, director, producer, author, screenwriter, singer, songwriter, and activist Barbra Streisand at a special event in Los Angeles. The 10th anniversary Genesis Prize was awarded to Streisand in recognition of her lifelong pursuit of social justice and commitment to being a force for good.

Accepting the award, Barbra Streisand said:

“I am delighted to be honored by the special 10th Anniversary Genesis Prize and to work with The Genesis Prize Foundation to support organizations that acknowledge our shared humanity and seek to better our society. I am moved by the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam, which means to repair the world. According to Jewish teachings, compassion is one of the highest virtues… I believe in the power of love and prayer, and I pray that people will eventually be able to live together…in peace.”