Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg z"l, 2018 Genesis Lifetime Achievement Awardee

On November 15, 2017, The Genesis Prize Foundation announced Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, as the recipient of the first Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Justice Ginsburg was recognized for her groundbreaking legal work in the field of civil liberties and women’s rights in the United States, and as a source of inspiration not just for Jews, but for people of all faiths and ethnicities around the world. She was unanimously selected for the award by the five previous Genesis Prize Laureates.

Justice Ginsburg championed The Genesis Prize Foundation’s 2018 philanthropic theme of women’s empowerment.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

“I am a judge, born, raised, and proud of being a Jew. The demand for justice, for peace, and for enlightenment runs through the entirety of Jewish history and Jewish tradition. I hope, in all the years I have the good fortune to continue serving on the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States, I will have the strength and courage to remain steadfast in the service of that demand." 

Aharon Barak, Former President of the Israeli Supreme Court

“Without a doubt, Justice Ginsburg is one of the great legal minds of our time; an outstanding Jewish jurist, whose fearless pursuit of human rights, equality and justice for all stems from her Jewish values."