Awards and prizes

Silver service is finally honoured

By John Fisher, September 30, 2013

Former Leeds United chairman Leslie Silver has been belatedly honoured for wartime services.

Mr Silver has received the new Bomber Command Clasp in recognition of his contribution to the RAF during the Second World War. He took part in some 44 operations in Europe and 20 in the Far East.

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Michael Douglas wins Emmy for Liberace role

By Charlotte Oliver, September 23, 2013

Michael Douglas won the Emmy for outstanding lead actor at last night's award ceremony in Los Angeles .

The 68-year-old actor was honoured for his portrayal of Liberace in the HBO biopic “Behind the Candelabra” .

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Harris and Mendelson fail to make Man Booker shortlist

By Josh Jackman, September 10, 2013

Eve Harris and Charlotte Mendelson have missed out on the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist.

The two writers, both 40, had been longlisted along with 11 other novelists, but failed to make the cut on the six-strong shortlist, announced this week.

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Mazel Toffs to three new peers

By Marcus Dysch, August 8, 2013

Three of Anglo-Jewry’s leading figures have received an aliyah of a different kind — elevation to the House of Lords as part of a group of new working peers selected by Downing Street.

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Tom Stoppard awarded Pinter literary prize

By Hannah Pupkewitz, August 1, 2013

Jewish playwright Tom Stoppard has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize, one of the literary world's most prestigious accolades.

The prize is given annually in memory of the Nobel-winning Jewish playwright Harold Pinter to an outstanding British writer.

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JFS students win prestigious science prize

By Zoe Winograd, July 9, 2013

JFS Year 12 students Danny Flowers, Tomer duSautoy, Jordan Mizrahi and Oren Sheldon are the overall winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Bill Bryson Prize 2013. The young scientists competed against hundreds of other entries to win the prize.

Competitors of the 2013 RSC Bill Bryson Prize had to creatively answer the question, "How does science keep us healthy?"

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ADL revokes honour for ‘righteous gentile’ who helped Mussolini

By Josh Jackman, June 21, 2013

The Anti-Defamation League has announced that one of the annual awards it gives for leadership in the fight against extremism will no longer be named after discredited righteous gentile Giovanni Palatucci.

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OBE is a slap in the face for Israel boycott

By Jennifer Lipman, June 20, 2013

A British-born professor at Ben-Gurion University was made an OBE this week in what he said was an important signal about the importance of academic ties between Israel and the UK.

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Claire Bloom: ‘I’ve tried to do good things’

By Jennifer Lipman, June 20, 2013

After a glittering career in stage and film, a CBE is “the icing on the cake”, actress Claire Bloom said this week.

Speaking from Cornwall, where she is filming for the television series Doc Martin, the 82-year-old star said she was “thrilled. It’s certainly lovely news. It is a very nice feeling to be recognised. I have worked hard and tried to do good things.”

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2013: Thank you, ma’am — we are honoured

By Jennifer Lipman, June 20, 2013

The contribution of British Jews to the nation’s cultural life was recognised as the director of Tate Modern, the sculptor Anish Kapoor, actress Claire Bloom and the founder of the Jewish Film festival were included in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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