The Kantor Center is pleased to share the following news:

Dr. Moshe Kantor Receives Austria’s Highest Honor

On 9 November 2021, the government of Austria bestowed the country’s highest honor – the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria – on Dr. Moshe Kantor, the founder of our Center, in a ceremony in Vienna. The award was presented to Dr. Kantor by the president of the Austrian National Council (Austria’s lower house of parliament) at the Lichtenstein Palace in acknowledgment of his efforts in fighting antisemitism, racism, extremism, and intolerance, as well as promoting Jewish culture and interfaith dialogue. Dr. Kantor expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Austrian government for the prestigious accolade and for working to secure and promote Jewish life in the country.

Prof. Dina Porat named Ramat Hasharon’s Honorary Citizen for 2021

Next year, the city of Ramat Hasharon will celebrate its 100th anniversary, commemorating its establishment in 1922 as Ir Shalom (City of Peace) on lands purchased from several Arab landowners. Originally a small moshav (an agricultural settlement), Ramat Hasharon became a city in 2002 with a population of over 50,000. Every year, the city council nominates four candidates as honorary citizens, from which the mayor selects a single honoree. This year, the Ramat Hasharon selected Prof. Dina Porat, the Founding Head of the Kantor Center, as the city’s honorary citizen in acknowledgment of all her contributions to fighting antisemitism and to the community she and her family have lived since 1976.