Awards and prizes

Manchester museum wins Times accolade

By Cathy Forman, July 20, 2016

Manchester Jewish Museum has been named as the 10th best small museum in the UK by The Times. Ranked alongside the SS Great Britain, Norwich Castle and the Horniman Museum, MJM came in at number 10 out of 25 small museums from across the UK.


Jess Glynne nominated for three Brit awards

By Josh Jackman, January 15, 2016

Pop star Jess Glynne has received three nominations in this year’s Brit awards, including best female solo artist.

The 26-year-old singer, who released her first solo album “I Cry When I Laugh” last year, is also up for the breakthrough act and best single awards.


Mick Davis and 101-year-old Naim Dangoor knighted in Queen's birthday honours

By Naomi Firsht and Rosa Doherty, June 12, 2015

Jewish figures from the worlds of education, business, inter-faith relations and philanthropy have been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours.

Iraqi-born entrepreneur Naim Dangoor was knighted for his “extraordinarily generous philanthropy to a range of health, educational and religious charities”.


Polish Holocaust movie wins Bafta

By Josh Jackman, February 9, 2015

A Polish film about a young nun who finds out her parents were Jews killed in the Holocaust has won a Bafta award.

Ida won Best Foreign Language Film at the ceremony at the Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House on Sunday night, making it three wins for director Pawel Pawlikowski.


Mrs Cohen's diary

By Mrs Cohen, January 18, 2014

* Am I surprised about François Hollande’s dalliance? Not at all. When I was in Paris last year I popped into the Elysée Palace to say hello. As luck would have it, Valerie was out and Frankie had that familiar twinkle in his eye.


Malala to get Anne Frank courage award

By Simon Rocker, January 13, 2014

The Anne Frank Trust is to honour Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani campaigner for women’s education who survived a Taliban assassination attempt.

Malala, who now lives with her family in Birmingham, is to receive the Anne Frank Award for Moral Courage. Her father, Ziauddin, will accept it on her behalf at the trust’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day lunch later this month.


JFS launch for Young Musician of the Year 2014

December 30, 2013

Promising musicians can tune into a new category in this year’s Emunah Young Musician of the year — as well as performers, the search is also on for a talented music theatre singer.


Birmingham student honoured as 'inspirational'

By Joe Seager , December 30, 2013

A 19-year-old student has been crowned for her support of the Birmingham community.

Ilana Davis was commended by the Community Foundation in the West Midlands for her work at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue and wider community interests.


Interlink is first to bag award

December 16, 2013

The Interlink Foundation has been named as the first UK charity to be awarded Level 3 PQASSO Quality Mark by Charities Evaluation Services (CES). Interlink is the membership organisation for Orthodox Jewish charities in the UK and supports 200 charity members.


Care home chef scoops top trophy

By John Fisher, December 16, 2013

A long-serving kitchen chef landed a top gong at the Donisthorpe Hall annual awards ceremony.

Fourteen members of staff covering the whole spectrum of service from reception and maintenance to laundry, housekeeping and food service to nursing and dementia care, stepped up to accept trophies and a cheque each for £100 in the Leeds residential care home’s Employees of the Year awards.