Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award (ERA)

The Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award (ERA) celebrates the life and legacy of Ilia Salita z"l, an inspirational and beloved figure in the Jewish philanthropic world whose untimely death deprived the community of a voice of wisdom, vision, and skill. The award is inspired by Ilia's passion for informed, data-driven philanthropy and his promotion of innovative applied research in many fields.

The $15,000 award, funded by Genesis Philanthropy Group and facilitated by Jewish Funders Network, recognizes and highlights research projects that can impact Jewish life in a direct and positive way.

Congratulations to Eitan Hersh, the winner of the 2022 award

Watch a video of the award ceremony!

Watch a webinar in which Eitan Hersh describes his research and its implications for funders.