Yad Hanadiv established the Rothschild Prize in Education in Memory of Max Rowe to recognize educators in the Israeli school system who promote excellence, initiative and innovation, and advance their pupils in exceptional and commendable ways. Since 2015, the Prize has been awarded to Teacher Leaders – respected and experienced teachers who initiate and facilitate learning processes among colleagues. The selection committee for the Prize includes representatives of the Ministry of Education, academics specializing in education and public figures.
Max Rowe was head of PICA, and until 1982 Chief Executive of Yad Hanadiv. Under his guidance, the Foundation established Educational Television, the Centre for Educational Technology (CET) and the Open University. All three initiatives grew out of his belief that high-quality education should be available to everyone, and that the particular aptitudes of each individual should be fostered.
Israeli teachers with at least four years’ experience and holding at least one-third of a position are eligible to compete for the Prize
You must be nominated to become a candidate for the Rothschild Prize in Education. Members of the public may nominate candidates for the Prize by filling out an online form.