Awards and prizes

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.


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.


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.


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.


Queen's Award for trade is something to drink to

By Anna Sheinman, October 25, 2012

Italian Beverage Company founder Sheldon Flax is celebrating the announcement of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

Based in Borehamwood, the company’s product lines range from hot chocolate to smoothies, and also produces juices, syrups and milk shakes. Morrisons, Pret a Manger and Costa Coffee are among the major high-street chains it supplies.


US academic Alvin Roth wins Nobel prize for economics

By Anna Sheinman, October 16, 2012

US Jewish academic Alvin Roth has won the 2012 Nobel Prize for economics along with Lloyd Shapley, whose theories on resource allocation he developed.

The prestigious prize was awarded for their work on the “theory of stable allocations and practice of market design".


Jewish group: Nobel Peace Prize winner EU has made Europe 'haven of peace'

By Jennifer Lipman, October 12, 2012

The decision to award the prestigious Nobel peace Prize to the European Union has been greeted with shock and raised eyebrows in some corners, but the president of the World Jewish Congress said it should be warmly welcomed.


Iran 'may boycott Oscars' in response to Mohammed film

By Jennifer Lipman, September 25, 2012

After triumphing over Israel to win the country's first Oscar, one would have expected Iran's filmmakers to embrace the Academy Awards once again next year.

But according to reports in the Iranian media, the head of the government-controlled cinema agency has called for a boycott of February's ceremony because of the outcry over a film denigrating the prophet Mohammed.


Homeland's Israeli writer wins Emmy award

By Jennifer Lipman, September 24, 2012

The Israeli writer behind the hit television series Homeland has won the most prestigious award in US television for his work.

Gideon Raff was awarded the Emmy for best writing in a drama series for his work on the show, along with Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon.


Deborah Levy up against Hilary Mantel for Man Booker

By Jennifer Lipman, September 11, 2012

British Jewish writer Deborah Levy could scoop up the Man Booker prize this year after her name appeared on the shortlist for the prestigious prize.

She is joined on the six-strong list of finalists by satirical novelist Will Self