It was just announced that Natalie has been selected as the 2018 Genesis Prize Laureate. The $1 million award, known as “the Jewish Nobel Prize,” is granted each year to a person recognised as an inspiration to the next generation of Jews through professional achievement and commitment to Jewish values. According to the organizers, she was awarded in recognition of her commitment to social causes and deep connection to her Jewish and Israeli roots.
Natalie has made a statement after the news:
“I am deeply touched and humbled by this honor. I am proud of my Israeli roots and Jewish heritage; they are crucial parts of who I am. It is such a privilege to be counted among the outstanding Laureates whom I admire so much. I express my heartfelt gratitude to the Genesis Prize Foundation, and look forward to using the global platform it provides to make a difference in the lives of women in Israel and beyond.”
Previous laureates include former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, actor Michael Douglas, violinist Itzhak Perlman or sculptor Anish Kapoor.
Genesis Prize Ceremony will held in Jerusalem in June 2018.