Nobel Prize Winner and Moment co-founder Elie Wiesel received the 2012 NADAV Peoplehood Award in Jerusalem, presented by philanthropist and former Russian oligarch Leonid Nevzlin, who founded the NADAV Foundation.
The award, in its fourth consecutive year, was also presented to Avishai Cohen, an internationally renowned Israeli jazz musician. According to a press release, the award is “given to individuals and organizations in the Jewish world as a token of appreciation for their contribution in strengthening global Jewish identity, and deepening the connection between Jews around the world.”
Previous recipients include Professor Yehezkel Dror, a policy planning analyst, Joseph Cedar, an award-winning Israeli film director and screenwriter, and Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, former US Undersecretary of State.
Wiesel co-founded Moment in 1975 with Leonard Fine and continues to be a vocal supporter of the magazine.
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