In recognition for coordination of Polish-Israeli youth exchange programs and distinguished service in promoting an open dialogue between our societies, the Polish Ambassador to Israel decorated Tsipora “Tsipy” Zeiri with a Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.
‘Thanks to your engagement hundreds of young Poles and Israelis had the opportunity to get to know each other and establish lasting friendships. Our nations gained a hefty number of people who will develop the dialogue between Poles and Israelis based on their positive experiences and mutual understanding’, said Ambassador Jacek Chodorowicz during the ceremony of awarding the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland to Tsipy Zeiri.
For over a decade, Ms. Zeiri has been involved in the promotion of youth and students exchange between high schools and universities from Poland and Israel. She is one of the coordinators of the Polish-Israeli Youth Experience (PIYE) program run jointly by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN and the University of Tel Aviv, and one of the founders of the youth exchange project between the schools of Kołobrzeg and Ra’anana. Ms. Zeiri has successfully carried out more than a dozen of youth exchange projects with hundreds of participants.
In recognition for this distinguished contribution to the development of Polish-Israeli cooperation, the President of the Republic of Poland, by the decision from the 20th of May 2016, presented Tsipora “Tsipy” Zeiri with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit. Our sincere congratulations!