The Jerusalem Foundation and the Maimonides Fund seek to support local Jerusalemite leadership and to strengthen the young civil leadership growing in the city.

Recognition will be provided to young Jerusalemites who are leading social and community development with strong ties to the values and overall activity of the Jerusalem Foundation and Maimonides Fund Israel.

The Jerusalem Prize for Young Leadership will be granted to young leaders from community / social / cultural organizations in civil society in Jerusalem who already have proven success in initiating and/or managing projects.

The Jerusalem Foundation is inviting people to apply for the leadership prize in accordance with the guidelines detailed in the Call for Proposals regulations.
The winning candidate will receive a monetary prize of $100,000 that will be granted to the organization where the winning candidate is employed.

The prize money will be used by the organization for developing, advancing and leading the organization to the next stage in its development, under the leadership of the winning candidate.

Award areas
Strengthening civil society in Jerusalem
Promoting the cultural heritage of Jerusalem
Empowering women in all sectors of the city's population
The integration of the ultra-orthodox population into civil society
Promotion of English language studies among students in Jerusalem
Development of educational programs for science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies in all sectors of the population
The value of the prize
The prize worth $100,000 will be awarded to the organization where the winner is employed. The prize money will be used for the development and promotion of the organization under the leadership of the winning candidate.
Conditions for submitting the application
Age of the candidate:
until the age of 50
A resident of the city who works in Jerusalem
The candidate is required to work in a non-profit organization
The nomination will be submitted to the award committee by a recommending party
The candidate must manage a project that is already in its implementation phase
Required documents (in Hebrew or Arabic)
  1. Letter of recommendation by the recommending party
  2. CV
  3. Photocopy of ID card
  4. Description of the organization's activity lead by the nominee
  5. Information on the organization's structure
  6. Contact details of the recommender and the candidate
4 April 2024
Deadline for submission
3 June 2024
The award ceremony

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Yael Berman-Domb
CEO of Tene Yerushalmi

Jury Reasoning‭

Yael Berman-Domb is a groundbreaking social leader. Her work in the last decade as co-founder and CEO of Tene Yerushalmi organization, manifests her achievements as a leader with an impressive track record and proven experience. The vision that guides her and her work of promoting the young pluralistic population in Jerusalem is in line with the award’s spirit. Moreover, it constitutes an innovative plan for the benefit of Jerusalem’s future.

The members of the judging team were deeply impressed by the high success rates of the organization, the investment in long-term projects and the patience to wait for their feasibility and realization. Moreover, the projects promote young academic communities in Jerusalem, crucial to the city’s prosperity and sustainability.

Yael Berman-Domb’s leadership is to a large extent the engine for the success of Tene Yerushalmi and its immense contribution to the city of Jerusalem and its residents. And for that we found her worthy of winning the award.

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