Awards and prizes

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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” .


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.


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.


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.


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?"