JCE is happy to share the news that the selection committee and the Jerusalem City Council have decided to bestow the honor of "Yakir Yerushalayim” (Patron of Jerusalem) to JCE president and founder Uzi Wexler.
This most deserved honor is in appreciation for Uzi’s contributions to the field of entrepreneurship and public activity for Jerusalem and its inhabitants. Over four decades, Uzi has led many Jerusalem development projects, including: establishment of the city municipality, Teddy Stadium, the Biblical Zoo, the David Citadel Museum, the Sherover Cultural Center, the Jerusalem Theatre, Sherover Promenade, and of course, The Jerusalem College of Engineering (JCE).
We wish Uzi a heartfelt Mazal Tov and continued success in all his endeavors!
The Yakir Yerushalayim prize is awarded annually by the municipality of the City of Jerusalem to one or more residents of the city who have contributed to the cultural and educational life of the city in some outstanding way. Prize recipients are selected by a five-panel committee appointed by the mayor, which reviews the candidates and selects a long-time resident of Jerusalem whose work on behalf of the city or life story is an inspiration to others. The award ceremony is held on Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem’s Anniversary of Re-unification.