Awards and Honors

Jay Feinberg, Gift of Life's Founder and Executive Director, has been the recipient of the following awards:

2013 Maurice N. Eisendrath 'Bearer of Light' Award
Union for Reform Judaism

The award is in memory of Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, executive director and president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations from 1943 to 1973; this award is the highest honor bestowed by the Reform Movement.

2013 Algemeiner Jewish 100 List
The Algemeiner Journal

At its 40th anniversary gala, The Algemeiner unveiled its inaugural list of the Algemeiner Jewish 100—the top one hundred individuals who have positively influenced Jewish life this past year. 

2010 Jewish Community Hero Award
The Jewish Federations of North America

The Jewish Community Heroes campaign honors those making strides to repair the world, starting in their own communities.

2005 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
Yeshiva University

Each year, Yeshiva University chooses individuals who have exemplified true leadership and philanthropic values to be conferred with honorary doctorates.

2004 Charles Bronfman Prize
Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies

In honor of an individual whose endeavors are emblematic of values for excellence and who inspires the emerging generation through his or her accomplishments and achievements. Presented in its inaugural year.

1999 Citizen of the World Award
Hadassah International

For valor and vision in creating a registry of potential donors for patients worldwide in need of bone marrow transplants.

1994 Allison Atlas Award
National Marrow Donor Program

In recognition of outstanding commitment to donor recruitment, the retention process, and raising the general public's awareness of the need for bone marrow donors.

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