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About the Dov Levy Prize

Over the past decades, thanks to the help of individuals and organizations that have seen and celebrated the power of people with different abilities, many people who would otherwise have stayed on the fringes of society have been integrated and empowered.

The late Rabbi Dov Levy played a central role in this metamorphosis in Israel through his Seeach Sod Special Education Network.

Seeach Sod has served as a trailblazer in the religious community and continues to operate with a pioneering attitude, seeking out the most innovative solutions to bring out the full potential of individuals with special needs and and thereby enhancing the quality of life for them and their families. Through the organization, awareness and even acceptance of people with developmental disabilities has been achieved.

It has been 17 years since Rabbi Levy died. In his honor, friends and admirers who have tried to follow in his footsteps have joined with The Jerusalem Post to award the Dov Levy Prize to an individual or group that is making a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs in their own cities, regions and around the world.

The eight individuals or groups listed above are truly carrying out this special work. Readers are invited to learn more about them and vote for the one that they believe should win the Dov Levy prize.

Vote for the individual or groups that you believe should win 
the Dov Levy prize.

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The Dov Levy Prize Contest — Terms and Conditions for the voters

The Jerusalem Post terms of service and privacy policy shall also apply to this contest, and any content submitted or created for the purpose of this contest shall be required to adhere to the content guidelines.

The prize is one round trip ticket to Israel from any place where El-Al operates a direct flight, paid by Seeach Sod to the winner. The winner shall be required to exercise his winning within 180 days of the notification, and to provide the required documentation to the Jerusalem Post and Seeach Sod.

Eligibility to Participate

Any person eligible to enter into an agreement with us according to our terms of service is eligible to participate as long as he is not an employee, contractor or service provider to the Jerusalem Post or Seeach Sod.

In order to be eligible to participate in the contest, you must: (1) vote and provide your contact information in our page, here: https://pages.jpost.com/dov-levy-prize/ ; (2) share the voting page on social media, via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #includeme; (3) receive at least 10 likes or favorites; (4) have at least one person share your post or story.

Your post has to include a creative sentence about the contest and Seeach Sod, such as “It’s important to integrate people with disabilities into society.”

“I voted for my candidate because I believe she helps the disabled become independent.”

“More funds need to be allocated to fund special education in schools.”.

Prizes

The prize is one round trip ticket in an El-Al flight, to Israel, from where El-Al operates a direct flight and it will be selected on June 21, 2022 at 23:59.

We may amend the prizes at any time or provide any winner with alternative prizes with an equal value according to our sole discretion.

We shall not be responsible for any damage caused due to the flight, or cover any additional costs.

Contest and Winnings

Each participant may participate one application per day.

Our judges will choose one winner based on their creativity.

Notice of winning shall be sent via email.

If a prize was unclaimed for over 7 days it will be deemed as waived by the participant.

All prizes will be exercised within 180 days of winning.

Prizes are subject to availability and may be replaced.

If we cannot provide a prize, we shall send you an equivalent value prize in lieu of the prize.

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Intellectual Property Rights

All materials submitted by participants shall be deemed as “Content” under our submission policy and we may use it to promote the Jerusalem Post.

Publicity Rights

By submitting your post to the contest, we may also use your name, likeness, and photo to promote the Jerusalem Post.

Amending

We may amend these rules at any time, and we may withhold or deny participation of any person, with or without reason.

JUDGES

SYLVAN ADAMS
Philanthropist and Businessman

INBAR ASHKENAZI
CEO
The Jerusalem Post Group

YAAKOV HAGOEL
Chairman, World Zionist Organizaion
Acting Chairman, Jewish Agency for Israel

STEVE LINDE
Editor-in-Chief
The Jerusalem Report

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Fighting for special education funding for New Jersey’s Jewish schools.

Based in Rockville, MD, Jennifer is creating systemic change in how society views people with disabilities.

Jenine Shwekey and Chaya Bender are the founders and directors of The Special Children’s Center in New Jersey and New York, a state-of-the-art center that services over 600 children with disabilities from the surrounding area.

Founder of Flying Fox, an Australian organization that provides social opportunities for people with disabilities.

One of America’s leading Jewish inclusion experts, and director of California and Jewish Leadership at RespectAbility.

One of five graduating seniors who volunteered in SINAI’s Inclusion by Design program.

Trustee for Misgav, a London-based organization that provides a haven for adult women with disabilities.

Founder of Giving Tree, an organization that engages children, both with and without disabilities, and promotes inclusivity.

LEARN ABOUT OUR EIGHT NOMINEES!

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The Dov Levy Prize is awarded to an individual or group that is making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities in their own cities, regions or around the world.

The Prize is named after the late Rabbi Dov Levy, founder of the Seeach Sod Special Education Network in Israel, which provides educational, vocational, and living facilities in Israel for individuals with disabilities, from infancy through old age.

RABBI SHIMON LEVY
CEO
Seeach Sod

Join the Jerusalem Post and Seeach Sod in choosing the winner of the Dov Levy Prize, honoring the individual whose accomplishments best exemplify the values of the late Dov Levy, founder of the Seeach Sod Special Education Network.

Selection process for the winner of the Dov Levy Prize

The winner of the Dov Levy Prize will be selected by the following method:

  • The nominee who gets the most votes from readers will receive 40 points.
  • Each judge’s vote will be worth 12 points.
  • The nominee with the highest number of total points will be the winner.
  • The winner will receive the Dov Levy Prize at one of the Jerusalem Post events held in 2022.

Voting Instructions

  • Vote for one of the eight nominees listed below
  • Share this link – https://pages.jpost.com/dov-levy-prize/ – on your favorite social media channel – Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #includeme. If you are sharing the link on Facebook, make sure that your posts are set for public sharing.
  • Add a personal note to your post explaining why the Dov Levy Prize is important to you or why you voted for your candidate

For your vote to count, you must receive at least ten likes or shares on social media.

Here are some samples of personal notes:
“It’s important to integrate people with disabilities into society.”
“I voted for my candidate because I believe she helps the disabled become independent.”
“More funds need to be allocated to fund special education in schools.”

By requesting and filling in the details in the interest form, you agree that the details and data you have provided will be stored in the databases of the Jerusalem Post Group and will be used by the Jerusalem Post Group for information and / or advertising messages.