Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Bar-Ilan University confers "Honorary Doctorate" degrees, "President’s Awards" and "Lifetime Achievement Awards" to individuals who have made their mark in Israel and abroad, in science and culture, government and economy, Jewish education and defense, and other significant areas, as well as to devoted University friends who have contributed to its development and advancement.

Honorary Doctorate Ceremony

1966

US Vice President Hubert Humphrey

 

1968

Max Fisher

Israeli President Zalman Shazar

 

1969

US Chief Justice Earl Warren

 

1971

Prof. Saul Lieberman

Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir

 

1972

Joseph Merton Hyman

Louis John Mintz

Albert Parker

 

1973

Phillip Stollman

Elie Wiesel

Rabbi Zemach M. Zambrowsky

 

1974

Mayor Abraham D. Beame

Prof. Ernst Boris Chain

E. Alec Colman

William J. Levitt

Samuel S. Lunenfeld

Axel Springer

 

1975

Rabbanit Sarah Herzog

Paul Zuckerman

 

1976

Rabbi Dr. Max Gruenwald

Emeritus Chief Rabbi Isaac Nissim

H. Jerome Sisselman

U.K. Premier Harold Wilson

Dr. George S. Wise

 

1977

Shimshon Feldman

Uri Zvi Greenberg

Chaim Herzog

Sir Isaac Wolfson

 

1978

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin

Nissim D. Gaon

Arthur Hubert

Dr. Yitshak Kister

Abraham Spiegel

Frieda Stallman

Max Stollman

 

1979

Senator Frank Church

Lazarus Phillips

Prof. Raul Prebish

Moshe Schnitzer

Simone Veil

 

1980

Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren

Ludwig Jesselson

Hermann Merkin

Lord Rothschild

Prof. Dov Sadan

Jane Stern

Philip F. Vineberg

 

1981

Rabbi Mordechai Kirshblum

Prof. Emanuel Levinas

Dr. Irving Moskowitz

Philip Slomovitz

Jack D. Weiler

 

1982

Arthur Belfer

Diane Belfer

Mayor Tom Bradley

Arnold Finkler

Prof. Simcha Noah Kramer

Stanley Lewis

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Dr. ltzhak Ernst Nebenzahl

Shlomo Zalman Shragai

 

1983

S. Daniel Abraham

Dr. Leon Fill

Heinz Galinski

Prof. Nehama Leibowitz

Sir Neville Mott

Prof. A. Neher

Dr. Arno A. Penzias

Sir Michael Sobell

Jerome L. Stern

Morton Tartar

Sir Leonard Wolfson

David Zimand

 

1984

Louis Bloomfield

Neri Bloomfield

Henry Knobil

Naftali Lavi

Clarence D. Long

Bruce Rappaport

Joseph Tanenbaum

 

1985

US Vice President George Bush

Prof. Charles Fefferman

Prof. Abe Gelbart

Henri Glasberg

Charles Krown

Irving Stone

Herbert Tanzer

US Gov. Pete Wilson

Rena Zimand

 

1986

Prof. Morton Bloomfield

Dr. Josef Burg

Prof. Irwin Cotler

Leona Finkler

Thomas J. Klutznik

Mayor Edward Koch

Venezuelan President Dr. Jaime Lusinchi

Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres

Joseph Solomon

Lord Rayner

 

1987

Joseph Berman

Dr. Armand Hammer

Max M. Kampelman

Prof. Ezra Zion Melamed

Roy R. Neuberger

Prof. Isador Isaac Rabi

Blanca Roven Wintner

Prof. Rosalyn S. Yalow

 

1988

Michael Floersheim

Dina Halpern

Benjamin Netanyahu

Dr. Robert Barton Nussenblatt

Prof. Emanuel R. Piore

Prof. Sir Randolph Quirk

Moshe Unna

 

1989

Herbert Berman

Rabbi Pynchas Brener

Rena Costa

Prof. Martin Gilbert

Prof. Sheldon Lee Glashow

Solomon Krok

Abraham Krok

Lilly Shapell

Paul A. Volcker

Lord Young

Jacobo Zabludovsky

 

1990

Prof. Joel D. Cooper

Jerome I. Feldman

Prof. Harold A. Hauptman

Prof. A. Leo Levin

Prof. Igor Makarov

Prof. Rem Petrov

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir

Herman Wouk

 

1991

Samuel Cula-Rosenblat

Maria Finkle

Jacqueline Goldman

Dr. Ronald Hoffman

Rabbi Carl Klein

South African President Frederik W. de Klerk

Dr. Manfred Lehmann

Alfred Mackler

Henry G. Plitt

Ruth Rappaport

Italian Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff

Dr. Tova Comet-Walerstein

 

1992

Aharon Dahan

Charles Dimston

Mikhail Gorbachev

Ruslyn Khasbulatov

Lord Rabbi Dr. Immanuel Jakobovits

Jacob Barry Kowarsky

Prof. Bernard Lewis

Arnold Lorber

Ian Macdonald Mackenzie

Loyd Harvey McNicol

Avraham Moshe Naftal

Dr. Hasia Yoffe-Naftal

Prof. Yuri Osipov

Pearl Resnick

Dr. Edward L. Steinberg

Dr. Gebhard Ziller

 

1993

Shoshanna S. Cardin

Dr. Harry Ginsburg

Zevulun Hammer

Judith and Gerson Leiber

Robert Lifton

Manfred H. Meyer

Jack Nagel

Naphtali Lipschutz

Prof. Michael Pepper

Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

Rabbi Dr. David Moshe Rosen

Edmundo Safdie

Jay Schottenstein

Saul Schottenstein

Lady Margaret Thatcher

 

1994

Ernst Cramer

US Vice President Albert Gore, Jr.

Thomas O. Hecht

Prof. Lawrence R. Klein

Dan Levenson

Arthur L. Liman

Ingeborg Hanna Rennert

Samuel Schnitzer

John H. Slade

Prof. H. Eugene Stanley

 

1995

Stanley Abramovitch

Mendel Aviv

Edward I. Baker

Dr. Samuel Broder

Charles Hughes

Dr. Monique C. Katz

Gabriel Levine

Eric Samson

Dr. Milton Shiffman

Melvin Stein

Dr. Laszlo Tauber

Selik Wengrowsky

Marion Wiesel

Prof. Meir Wilchek

 

1996

Prof. Aharon Appelfeld

Dr. Ruben E. Beraja

Zalman Chaim Bernstein

Prof. Leo Esaki

Rabbi Avraham Elimelech Firer

Dr. Juergen Luethje

Sam Sebba

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

 

1997

Lorenz Israel Cederbaum

Dr. Donald J. Cohen

Ann S. Deshe

Prof. Menachem Elon

Isidore Falk

Chaim Fraiman

Czech President Vaclav Havel

Fanya Gottesfeld Heller

Rabbi Yosef Kapach

Mira Koschitzky

Natan Sharansky

Sigmund Strochlitz

 

1998

Rabbi Haim David Halevy

Fred Kort

Yaakov Neeman

Joseph Orgler

Orna Porat

Justice Meir Shamgar

Naomi Shemer

Henry Taub

 

1999

Dina Berniker

Rabbi Shear-Yashuv Cohen

Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

Rachel Dahan

Jack Gradel

Dr. Moshe Green

Maj. Gen. (res.) David lvry

Prof. Brian D. Josephson

Dr. Mordecai D. Katz

Pastor Friedrich-Wilhelm Fritz May

Irving Schneider

Marcus Rosenberg

 

2000

Prof. Raymond V. Damadian

Governor Gray Davis

Prof. Jacob A. Frenkel

Australian Prime Minister John

Howard

Tova Han

Eliahu lzakson

Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein

Shlomo Moussaieff

Peter Rzepka

Moshe Sanbar

Prof. Werner (Abraham David) Silberstein

Max Webb

Joseph Frohlich West

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Rabbi Prof. Emanuel Rackman

 

2001

Elaine Bloom

Prof. Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

Rabbi Dr. Irving Greenberg

Prof. Friedrich Ernst Peter Hirzebruch

Dr. David Jeselsohn

Anne Lehmann

Prof. Deborah Lipstadt

Gitta Nagel

Elyakim Rubinstein

Nina Avidar Weiner

Maurice Wohl C.B.E.

Prof. A.B. Yehoshua

Rabbi Yehoshua Vogel

 

Award of Distinction

Ruth and Baruch Rappaport

 

Alumnus of the Year

IDF Chief of the Gen. Staff Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz

 

2002

Lady Amelie Jakobovits

Prof. Alan J. Heeger

Cynthia Ozick

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

Anna Hitter Webb

Vivienne Wohl

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sarni Shamoon

 

Awards of Distinction

S. Daniel Abraham

Aharon and Rachel Dahan

Leslie L. Gonda

Jesselson Family

Drs. Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz

Jack and Gitta Nagel

Dr. Edward Steinberg

Max and Anna Webb

 

2003

Ronnie Benin-Barr

Bronia Hacker

Amos Hakham

Israeli President Moshe Katsav

Sarni Shamoon

Rabbi Prof. David Weiss Halivni

Prof. Xu Xin

 

Presidential Award of Honor

Aharon Dahan

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Benny Landa

 

Award of Distinction

Drs. Vivienne and Maurice Wohl C.B.E.

 

2004

Josef (Yoske) Achituv

Lt. Gen. (ret.) Shaul Mofaz

Father Takeji Otsuki

Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks

Moshe Shamir

Gabi Weisfeld

 

Award of Distinction

Barbara Kort

 

2005

Prof. Richard Axel

Jose Maria Aznar

Prof. Alan Dershowitz

Australian Foreign Minister the Hon. Alexander Downer

Eng. Israel Feldman

Samuel Gewurz

David Gradel

Teddy Kollek

Barbara Kort

Benny Landa

Rabbi Israel Meir Lau

Ehud Manor

Conrad Morris

Eli Reifman

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Hon. Irwin Cotler

 

2006

Prof. Robert J. Aumann

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

Nairn Dangoor

Joseph Fetter

Mina Goodman

Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman

Harvey M. Krueger

Prof. K. Alex Muller

Ephraim Propp

Aliki Rzepka

Jacob Shachar

Angela Shamoon

Mortimer Zuckerman

The Gesher Theatre

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

S. Daniel Abraham

 

President's Award for Outstanding Educational Projects in Israel

The Atidim Foundation, under the chairmanship of Eitan Wertheimer

 

2007

Prof. Aaron Ciechanover

Nochi Dankner

Abraham Foxman

Patricia Friedland

Israeli Ambassador Dan Gillerman

Everard Goodman

Menashe Kadishman

Marc Rich

Jack Slomovic

 

2008

Allan Friedland

Adv. Vair Green

Prof. Theodor W. Hansch

Maurice Kanbar

S. Lee Kohrman

Prof. Yuan T. Lee

Aharon Megged

Rabbanit Rachel Neriya

Avi Shaked

Prof. Rabbi Avraham Steinberg

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Israeli President Shimon Peres

 

2009

Father Patrick Desbois

Aryeh "Lava" Eliav

David Fuhrer

Prof. Ruth Gavison

Prof. Walter Kohn

Prof. Roger David Kornberg

Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm

Meir Shamir

Alan Zekelman

Miriam Zahar

 

2010

Justice Prof. Aharon Barak

Rabbi Chananya Chollak

Prof. Robert F. Curl

Eli Hurvitz

Lea Koenig Stolper

Alvin T. Levitt

Cherna Shavers Moskowitz

Barre Seid

Norman Sternthal

Romie Tager QC

Prof. Ada Yonath

 

2011

Eli Amir

IDF Lt. General Gabi Ashkenazi

Justice Hadassa Ben-ltto

Rabbi Haim Drukman

Marcos David Katz

Galia Maor

Prof. Luc Montagnier

Barbara Landis Seid

 

2012

Shlomo Bar-Shavit

Angelica Berrie

Michael (Mick) Lawrence Davis

Prof. Albert Fert

Marc Gold

Hubert Leven

Malka Puterkovsky

Rabbi Haim Sabato

Shlomo Yanai

 

2013

Shmuel Atzmon-Wircer

Susanne Czuker

Efraim Halevy

Morris Kahn

Mario Moshe Levy

Prof. Edward C. Prescott

Selim Yehoshua Salti

Prof. Dan Shechtman

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

 

2014

Raya Strauss Bendror

Emunah, National Religious Women's Organization

Prof. Martin Karplus

Ariel Kor

Prof. Michael Levitt

Levy Yitzhak Rachmani

Johanne Sternthal

Rabbi Prof. Moshe David Tendler

Chaim Topol

Prof. Arieh Warshel

 

2015

Israeli President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin

Raymond Ackerman

Dr. Sam Alter

Tzipora Mizrahi-Carasso & Ariel Carasso

Dr. Joseph Ciechanover

Lt. General Benjamin Gantz

Yehoram Gaon

Sir Andre Geim

Blu Greenberg

Sergio Grosskopf

Rabbanit Chana Henkin

Colonel Richard Kemp CBE

Rabbi Prof. Nachum L. Rabinovitch

Taglit-Birthright Israel

Laurent Trau

 

2016

Rabbi Shlomo Dichovsky

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein

Prof. Serge Haroche

Nurit Hirsch

Miriam Peretz

NASA Administrator Chalres F. Bolden Jr.

Isi Liebler

Bnei Akiva

 

2017

Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar

Prof. Avram Hershko

Dvora (Halter) Kedar

Tal Brody

Prof. Shafi (Shafrira) Goldwasser

Dr. David Dangoor

Nily Falic

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Magen David Adom

 

2018

Rabbi Dr. Binyamin (Benny) Lau

Agi Mishol

Ronnie Stern

The IDF Orchestra

Evelyn and Dr. Shmuel Katz

Yoram Cohen

Malcolm Isaac Hoenlein

Etgarim-Challenge

 

Award of Distinction

Prof. Shlomo Havlin

 

2019

Dr. Adelson Miriam

Lieutenant General (ret.) Gadi Eisenkot

Israel Harel

Sami and Itzhak Sagol

Rabbi Kalman Samuels

The Reim Duo – Yisrael Gottesdiener and Benny Rosenbaum

Dr. Zipora Schorr

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