Former JDC Leader Receives Prize in Israel
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Former JDC Leader Receives Prize in Israel

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Israel’s prestigious Hazani Award for Excellence in Social Welfare has been awarded to Louis D. Horwitz, former head of the Joint Distribution Committee’s operations in Europe, and former director-general of JDC-Malben. In bestowing the honor at a festive gathering in Jerusalem, the Ministry of Social Welfare cited Horwitz for “his outstanding work on behalf of the Jewish people and, in a volunteer capacity, for developing services for the disadvantaged in Israel.”

Horwitz has been active in Israel since his retirement in 1974 as head of JDC-Geneva headquarters in utilizing community centers and other agencies, particularly in the Jerusalem area, in work with the underprivileged in a variety of social, educational and cultural programs to help narrow the poverty gap.

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