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This year, the Hannaton Educational Center was honored to be the recipient of the coveted Flegg Award for Understanding and Acceptance within the Jewish World. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem established this prestigious award to recognize outstanding achievements in the study and/or promotion of understanding between different factions within Judaism.

On January 18, 2017, friend, family, board members and mechina students gathered together with faculty of the Hebrew University to receive the award. Rabbi Yoav Ende, Director of the Center, spoke about the challenge of building pluralism in Israeli society today.