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DAVID BROZA AMONG RECIPIENTS OF PRESIDENT'S PRIZE FOR VOLUNTEERISM

   
   
   
   
TEEV is happy to congratulate David Broza
DAVID BROZA AMONG RECIPIENTS OF PRESIDENT'S PRIZE FOR VOLUNTEERISM
Broza has been working for the past twenty years to literally create harmony between Arab and Jewish youth in the belief that music does indeed have charms to soothe the savage breast.
Excerpt from Jerusalem Post BY GREER FAY CASHMAN
 JULY 13, 2019 
Internationally acclaimed singer-guitarist David Broza was among last week’s 12 recipients of the 2019 President’s Prize for Volunteerism.
Broza has been working for the past 20 years to literally create harmony between Arab and Jewish youth in the belief that music does indeed have charms to soothe the savage breast. As proof of this, Broza came on stage with a youth band comprising Jewish and Arab musicians and singers from Nazareth and east Jerusalem who played Arabic melodies and sang in Hebrew and Arabic while perfectly in tune with each other.
During the awards ceremony at the President’s Residence, President Reuven Rivlin noted that this was the 46th consecutive year of the prize, which was initiated during the term of Ephraim Katzir.
Before that, he said, volunteerism as such had not yet evolved.
It was a given that one person helped another in terms of basic needs, but not on a broader scale that included nourishing of the spirit, culture and the arts, which were the principal guidelines for this year’s nominees, of which there were hundreds.
Turning to the 12 winners, Rivlin said: “You are the best of the best.”
Regarding the winners of the prize for volunteerism, Rivlin underscored that they represent the mosaic of Israeli society, telling all of Israel’s diverse stories that arise from demographic diversity, and ensuring that all forms of cultural expression are accessible to every different tribe within Israeli society.
He told the winners that they represent the spirit of Israel.
Dr. Baruch Levy, the president of the National Council for Volunteering, which was established by the government in 1972, said that the number of volunteers in different fields and in almost every age group is constantly increasing and contributing to greater understanding among people from different backgrounds. The more volunteers there are, the greater the sense of social security and the feeling of belonging, he said.
Posted on: Jul 17, 2019 7:53 PM