Call for Candidates


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announces the call for candidates for the annual Ethel & Simon Flegg Award promoting understanding, acceptance and cooperation between different segments in the contemporary Jewish world. This prestigious award has been established to recognize outstanding achievements in the study and/or promotion of understanding between different factions within Judaism.

The recipients of the award are selected every year by a committee chaired by the Rector of the Hebrew University. Proposals should include the candidate’s bio and a letter explaining the suitability of the candidate in the context of the terms of the Flegg Award. The proposals should be addressed to:

The Rector

Office of The Rector

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 9190501, Israel

Proposals should arrive by Friday, February 28th, 2020.

The chosen individual will receive an honorarium of $5,000 and he/she will deliver a formal public lecture (open to the academic and non-academic communities).

The date of the Flegg Lecture will be coordinated with the chosen candidate.