With gratitude and with admiration, the Lab/Shul Community honors David Broza, a visionary humanitarian, a beloved global artist and a good friend with our first Peacemaker Award, in recognition of his passionate dedication to coexistence, compassion, and peace.

Why David?

Among the friends who’ve become part of the Lab/Shul family in the past few years is Israeli superstar David Broza, considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world. Together with his wife – accomplished designer Nili Lotan – and their families, David has become an integral member of our community, taking the stage as a ritual leader at our High Holy Days. With his powerful voice, stirring strings, and poetic prayers, David has been inspiring us to stand up taller for all that is good in the world and all that can be better.

But Broza does not just sing about peace – he makes it happen. For decades he has promoted peace in the Middle East and other parts of the world through his music and his activism.  In 2014 he released ‘East Jerusalem-West Jerusalem’ a remarkable new album and a documentary film celebrating shared music, dialogue and co-creating community between the people of Israel and Palestine.

Israeli superstar David Broza has been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world. Bringing a unique fusion of the three different countries in which he was raised – Israel, Spain, and England -Broza fills concert halls around the world with his famous guitar playing. More than a singer/songwriter, David Broza is also well known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian causes, predominantly, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Beginning in 1977, Broza has been working to bring the message of peace to the masses by joining peace movements and singing what has become the anthem of the peace process, his hit song,Yihye Tov.

His most recent album, East Jerusalem West Jerusalem, was recorded in a Palestinian East Jerusalem studio with Israeli, Palestinian, and American musicians. The fascinating story behind the album’s creation is the subject of a powerful documentary by the same name, currently being screened around the world.
For more info visit his website: davidbroza.net