Awards and prizes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Film award in the Cannes

October 31, 2013

An Israeli filmmaker has won a prestigious award in Cannes for his quest to explore early Christianity.

Simcha Jacobovici won the award for science and information at the Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards for his film, The Resurrection Tomb Mystery.

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Nobel triumphant

October 10, 2013

We Jews have been awarded more than 100 times the number of Nobel Prizes that the size of the global Jewish population would lead one to expect. This week Jews shared in every Nobel awarded (as we went to press) — in medicine, physics and chemistry.

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A remarkable week for Jewish Nobel Prize winners

October 10, 2013

No less than six Jewish scientists were awarded Nobel Prizes this week, and two others came very close.

Belgian-born Francois Englert won the accolade in physics for his groundbreaking work on the origins of sub-atomic particles.

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Nobel Prize winning bonanza

By Tom Tugend, October 10, 2013

It has been a remarkable few days for Jewish scientists.

There were six Jews among the eight Nobel Prize winners announced this week, three of whom are Israeli citizens or have close ties to Israeli universities.

Arieh Warshel, Michael Levitt and Martin Karplus shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

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