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Award Categories

 COMMUNITY HERO 

Sponsored by Investec

Honouring an individual who has worked tirelessly over many years to help those in need or performed an extraordinary act of kindness or bravery over the past two years, perhaps overcoming personal adversity in the process.

Nominations will be invited from readers and the winner selected by our panel of judges.

 


 YOUNG HERO 

Sponsored by Genesis Philanthropy Group

A shining example to young and not-so-young alike, this individual will be aged under 19 by the date of Night of Heroes and have made a significant impact on the lives of those in need or through a single act of kindness or bravery during the last two years.

Nominations will be invited from readers and the winner selected by our panel of judges.

 INTERFAITH HERO 

Sponsored anonymously

Faith communities are often portrayed as being in constant conflict but followers often have much in common and are strongest when working together. This award will honour an individual or group who have shown innovation in interfaith, united people across faiths for the benefit of society or have developed a project enabling one faith to aid another in need over the last two years.

Nominations will be invited from readers and the winner selected by our panel of judges.

 


 COMMUNAL INITIATIVE 

Sponsored by Harris & Trotter LLP

Recognising a stand-out project that has come to fruition during the last three years. Whether a new organisation, facility, campaign or project, it will have had a transformative impact on the UK Jewish landscape or, after emerging from within Jewish institutions, on the wider country or beyond. 

Nominations will be invited from readers and the winner selected by our panel of judges.

 ISRAEL HERO 

Sponsored by Labs

Recognising the extraordinary work of a hero or team based in Israel that has contributed to the well-being or betterment of the country, the region or the world at large over the last two years. This work - which will have generated pride across the UK Jewish community - could be in the area of charity endeavour, science or innovation but is not limited to these fields.

Nominations will be invited from readers and the winner selected by our panel of judges.

 

 COMMUNITY ALLY 

Sponsored by The Gerald Ronson Family Foundation

We may be a community of just 300,000 people but there are no shortage of friends who can be relied on to stand up in support. This award will honour a non-Jewish hero who has used their voice to fight antisemitism, delegitimisation of Israel or simply supported the community in the media, in politics or elsewhere over the last two years.

 

The winner of this award will be selected by a public vote after Jewish News selects finalists from public nominations 

 TEAM OF THE YEAR 

Sponsored by Jewish Leadership Council

Presented to a group whose collective efforts have bettered, enhanced or in some way supported the UK Jewish community, helping it to thrive over the last two years.

The winner will be chosen by the Jewish News.

 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 

Sponsored by The Clore Duffield Foundation

Honouring an extraordinary individual whose work over many years has had a unique and significant impact on both the Jewish community and the wider world.

The winner will be chosen by the Jewish News.

 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD 

Sponsored by Barbara & Mick Davis

This honour will be presented to an individual or group who have made a significant and lasting impact on Holocaust education and memorial in the UK, helping to ensure the lessons for today are passed to the next generation.

The winner will be chosen by the Jewish News.

CENTRAL London Venue

19 February

What is Night of Heroes?

You needn't look beyond the pages of the Jewish News each week to see that Anglo-Jewry is brimming with heroes - whether one-off acts of bravery, decades of selfless voluntary work or a lifetime of invaluable service.  
 
In front of hundreds of guests and interspersed with entertainment from some of the leading names in British showbiz, The Jewish News' Night of Heroes, in association with LABS, will shine a spotlight on their work in a glitzy London setting befitting these individuals' contribution. The night will be hosted by Britain's Got Talent judge, author and comedian, David Walliams.
 
And of course, like all the best Jewish events, the evening will be fuelled by a three-course kosher dinner by Food Story.

We're delighted to announce the Jewish Leadership Council as our first communal partner. 

Tickets cost £100. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the proceeds from your purchase (minus credit card fees & VAT) will be donated to a charity of your choice. In this way, Night of Heroes will benefit dozens of good causes, inside and outside the community. 

 

Uniquely, there will be no appeal on the night.