5 March, 2021
The Jerusalem Great Synagogue congratulates Dr. Joseph (Yossi) Chechanover for receiving the prestigious Israel Prize this year 2021 for his life's work. Dr. Chechanover is a founding member of the Jerusalem Great Synagogue and celebrates his birthday every Yom Kippur at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue.
Dr. Chechanover is a humble gentleman of enormous significant accomplishments. Dr. Chechanover received the Israel Prize for his significant contribution to the State of Israel in a variety of areas of activity including security, economics, law, and foreign relations. Dr. Chechanover had a decisive influence on the advancement of the interests of the State of Israel in many crucial areas such as the peace agreement with Egypt, foreign relations in times of peace and crisis, financial issues at El Al Airlines and Bank Discount, and security. Dr. Chechanover received honors in the USA and in France for his important contributions in additional areas. Dr. Chechanover at the present time also volunteers in drug abuse issues, in assistance to Israel Defense Forces disabled veterans, and in the absorption of immigrants to Israel.
The Jerusalem Great Synagogue is most honored to have Dr. Chechanover as a member of our synagogue family. The Jerusalem Great Synagogue wishes Dr Chechanover continued health, happiness and success in all his important activities for many more years to come.
Malcolm Hoenlein - President
Asher Schapiro - Honorary Chairman of the Board
Daniel Plaut - Chairman of the Board
Zalli Jaffe - Deputy President