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Just one more week to nominate your Absa Jewish Achievers

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With only eight days to go until the deadline, it’s time to submit your nominations for this year’s Absa Jewish Achiever Awards.
by JORDAN MOSHE | Jul 05, 2018

By getting your nominations in as soon as possible, you can be sure to acknowledge those unique individuals who deserve the kavod of an achiever’s award.

With nominations pouring in daily, the excitement surrounding this event is mounting. “We have new names coming in this year that we’ve never heard of before,” says Howard Sackstein, the chairperson of the SA Jewish Report. “Many are entering nominations because of our new categories, and previous nominees are re-entering to have another go at it. There are opportunities for everyone.”

Beyond excitement from the community, arrangements for the event are well underway, and all logistical matters are being finalised.

“The judging dates are being set at the moment,” says Sackstein. “We have some well-known personalities on the judging panels, including Brian Joffe, Deon Friedman, Dawn Nathan-Jones, and Dorianne Weil.

“Everyone is gearing up for what will be a month of careful judging, thoughtful consideration, and calculated evaluation,” he says.

The Absa Jewish Achiever Awards acknowledges those whose contributions to society are deserving of recognition, and pays tribute to men and women who have enhanced our community.

From entrepreneurship to the arts, community service to leadership, the various awards presented seek to acknowledge individuals from across the professional spectrum for their work.

“We celebrate South Africans who have changed the very fabric of our nation – it is they who are our role models and inspiration,” Sackstein says.

The spectrum of categories is broad, affording recognition to professionals from every field who deserve to be recognised for their remarkable contributions to our community and country. These include the Absa Business Icon Award; Absa Business Award; Absa Professional Excellence Award; the Creative Counsel Entrepreneur Award; the Europcar Jewish Women in Leadership Award; the Lifetime Achievement Award; the KIA Community Service Award; the Arts, Science, Sports and Culture Award; and the Humanitarian Award.

Says Sackstein: “We have received hundreds of nominations, and expect to receive plenty more. People recognise that this is a unique opportunity to pay tribute to the great people who live among us and perform amazing things. We encourage everyone in the community to do the same.”

“We remind the community of the upcoming deadline, and urge them to get their nominations in as soon as they can.”

Nominations are open to the public. All nominations should be sent via email to nominations@sajewishreport.co.za. Nominations must include: The nominee’s name, telephone number and email address, the award for which the nominee is nominated, as well as a short motivation for the nomination. Nominations close at 17:00 on Friday 13 July.

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