Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z"l, 2021 Genesis Lifetime Achievement Awardee
On February 24, 2021, The Genesis Prize Foundation announced Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, as the posthumous recipient of the second Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rabbi Sacks was recognized for his extraordinary role inspiring the next generation of Jews, and for his illustrious life-long work as a teacher of Jewish values and an advocate of inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue.
Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, United Kingdom
“As a teacher, Lord Jonathan Sacks shared the gift of understanding of our own religious traditions and those of others. His insights gave meaning to ancient stories of hope and despair, vision and struggle, wickedness and redemption. I welcome and applaud the initiative of the Genesis Prize Foundation to honor and preserve this precious legacy.”
Stan Polovets, Co-Founder and Chairman, Genesis Prize Foundation
“For decades, Rabbi Sacks and his teachings, remarkable in their wisdom and moral clarity, served as a guiding light to millions. The Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award is a declaration of profound gratitude from the global Jewish community, and an expression of our common desire to keep this light shining for future generations.”