Jay Leno to award prize in Israel

02.05.2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to present the inaugural Genesis Prize to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The prize recognizes the achievements and values of one individual per year who will inspire the future generation of Jews.


Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno will be in Israel in May to host the Genesis Prize ceremony.

The Genesis Prize, a new initiative, will be awarded annually by the prime minister to a single individual in recognition of achievements and values that will inspire the future generation of Jews.

The prize was created in partnership by the Prime Minister's Office, the Genesis Philanthropy Group, and the Jewish Agency Chairman's Office.

This year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present the inaugural award to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The ceremony will be held at the Jerusalem Theatre at the end of the month.