Press Release

IDI Congratulates Rabbi Dr. Benny Lau on the Liebhaber Prize

The Israel Democracy Institute extends its heartfelt congratulations to Rabbi Dr. Benjamin (Benny) Lau, head of its Human Rights and Judaism in Action project, on his being named the recipient of the Schechter Institute’s Marc and Henia Liebhaber Prize for Religious Tolerance, together with singer Etti Ankri.

IDI President Yohanan Plesner: "For us at the Israel Democracy Institute, it was no surprise that this honor was bestowed on Rav Benny. His important work within IDI's Human Rights and Judaism in Action project is a shining example for all those who hold the values of religious tolerance and social sensitivity dear."

Rabbi Dr. Benjamin (Benny) Lau leads a bar mitzva ceremony for a young man with a disability at the Ramban Synagogue in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Dr. Benjamin Lau's activities at IDI
are supported by
The Ruderman Family Foundation