Awards and prizes

Jessie Ware is Brit awards nominee

By Sandy Rashty, January 11, 2013

Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware has been nominated for two Brit awards.

The former JC intern, 26, is up for Best Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.

Ms Ware, who has received worldwide support for her Devotion album, said: “Canny believe it – very happy to be up for two [awards].”

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Israeli documentary makers and Spielberg win Oscar nominations

By Sarah Pilchick, January 10, 2013

Two Israeli documentaries and a number of Jewish entertainers are among the nominees for the 85th-annual Academy Awards.

Steven Spielberg was nominated for Best Director for the eighth time for Lincoln, his biographical portrait of US President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was nominated for 12 Oscars overall.

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Awards recognition for Spielberg’s Lincoln bodes well for Oscars

By Anna Sheinman, January 9, 2013

Steven Spielberg’s US civil war drama Lincoln has dominated the nominations for this month's Bafta awards.

It was announced today that the film has received the most Bafta nominations, 10, including best film and best actor for Daniel Day Lewis.

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Jewish love story 'The Innocents' up for Costa Book Award

By Jennifer Lipman, January 3, 2013

A novel about life and love in the Jewish community of North West London has been shortlisted for a prestigious book award.

Francesca Segal's The Innocents is in the running to scoop up the Costa Book Award, a £25,000 prize. On Wednesday it was named best first novel, giving it a place on the shortlist for the overall Costa prize.

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Italian Jewish Nobel winner dies at 103

By Jennifer Lipman, December 31, 2012

Tributes have been paid to an Italian scientist who won a Nobel Prize in spite of her career being hampered by antisemitism.

Rita Levi-Montalcini, who was 103 when she died on Sunday, received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1986, along with her Jewish colleague Stanley Cohen. The pair had made significant progress in the field of nerve growth factor.

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Celebrating: New Year honorees 2013

By Sandy Rashty and Jennifer Lipman , December 29, 2012

A headteacher, a rabbi, an Oxford professor and charity fundraisers have been recognised in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List.

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North London couple receive retailer award

By Sandy Rashty, November 15, 2012

Jason and Rachel Heller, from Hampstead Garden Suburb, have won the Best New Retailer honour at the annual Nursery Industry Awards.

The couple run north London-based Huggle, a baby product and service provider.

"We are thrilled to have been recognised by the industry. We both did the right thing investing in the growth of this business," Mr Heller said.

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Young muslim man gets prize for fighting antisemitism

By Natalie Rothschild, November 15, 2012

A 21-year-old man who founded the group “Young Muslims Against Antisemitism”, in Malmo, Sweden, has received an anti-racism award from the Swedish Committee Against Antisemitism.

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Golan Heights Winery wins prestigious award

By Zoe Winograd, November 14, 2012

The Golan Heights Winery in Katzrin has won a prestigious award from Wine Enthusiast’s Magazine - a first for an Israeli winery.

The winery was awarded the 2012 Wine Star in the New World Winery of the Year category and will be honoured at a ceremony in New York in January next year.

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Heroes award for Emma Senitt

November 8, 2012

Emma Senitt received the Trustee of the Year prize at the Harrow Heroes Awards in recognition of her involvement in the Alan Senitt Trust, set up in memory of her brother, who was murdered in Washington DC in 2006.

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