Winner of the Jerusalem Unity Prize

On June 1 2016 the Global School Twinning Network was awarded with the Jerusalem Unity Prize by the President Reuven Rivlin and Mayor Nir Barkat, as part of the Global Jewish Unity Day.

The Jerusalem Unity Prize in Memory of Eyal, Gil-ad and Naftali is a joint initiative between the families of Eyal Ifrah, Gil-ad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel, the three Israeli teens kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in the summer of 2014, together with the Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat and “Gesher”. The award acknowledges the efforts of organizations and individuals in Israel and the Jewish world who actively work to advance unity throughout Jewish communities and Israeli society. Echoed by the spirit of the Prize the School Twinning Network unites the Jewish people worldwide while overcoming distance and language gap, and contributes to stronger and more unified global Jewish community.

Hagar Shoham-Marko, the Director of the Global Schools Twinning Network:
"I believe that unity is brought by creating relations between people. Our goal is that students in Israel will get acquainted with their Jewish brethren outside of Israel, and Jewish communities worldwide will get to know us Israelis better. The wider and deeper this network of connections – the closer are the different parts of the Jewish people".

More pictures from the event.
Photos by Al
ina Wechsler