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    Jewish Achievers – a winning evening

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    A record 774 people gathered at the Sandton Convention Centre on Sunday night to recognise the achievements of 430 individuals nominated for nine different awards in the 19th Absa Jewish Achiever Awards.
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    ‘Sun King’ and ‘Queen of Entertainment’ shine on

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    It was a surprise double celebration for long-time collaborators Sol Kerzner and Hazel Feldman, when they discovered that they were both winners of Absa Jewish Achiever Awards.
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    Democratic dynamite comes in small packages

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    The joint winners of the Bunnahabhain Humanitarian Award, the Helen Suzman Foundation and Freedom under Law, prove that when it comes to defending democracy, sometimes all it takes is a few good men – or even one woman!
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    Absa Achiever Breakfast celebrates community’s resilience

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    “No country with our size economy has produced more globally competitive companies than South Africa, and if you take the top 100 companies, they have been overwhelmingly started by Jewish South Africans.”
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    Datnow credits his award to a community that cares

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Chevrah Kadisha Chairperson Colin Datnow received his Absa Jewish Achiever Award for service exactly 130 years after the idea for the Chev was born.
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    Stephen Koseff a true business icon

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Steven Koseff’s naming as the Absa Business Icon Award winner caused little surprise, but on receiving the award, there was a standing ovation for a man who embodies what it is to be a business giant.
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    Robust legal system ‘integral to South Africa’s future’

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Judge David Unterhalter, the winner of the Professional Excellence Award at the Absa Jewish Achiever Awards on Sunday, believes that a robust legal system is one of the conditions for economic growth and development in the country.
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    Xenopoulos celebrates his year of being Jewish

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Jason Xenopoulos, the winner of the Creative Counsel Entrepreneur Award, told the Absa Jewish Achiever audience, “As individuals, we are all responsible for society at large. Collectively, it is our responsibility to heal the world.”
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    Meyersfeld urges for imagination as an agent of change

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Professor Bonita Meyersfeld, a human rights lawyer and the recipient of the Europcar Jewish Women in Leadership Award, used the accolade to call for social change through imaginative thinking.
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    Do with less to make South Africa more, implores business winner

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    The business community needs to drive transformation in South Africa, Absa Business Award winner Mike Abel insisted on receiving his award at the Jewish Achiever Awards ceremony last Sunday.
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    A galaxy of stars illuminates the Achiever Awards

    Aug 18, 2017 Go comment!
    For the past 19 years, we have gathered here at the Jewish Achiever Awards as proud South Africans believing that our best days are still before us, said Howard Sackstein, chairman of the SA Jewish Report board at the opening of the Absa Jewish Achiever Awards at Vodaworld in Midrand on Sunday evening.
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    This year’s Jewish Achievers are real winners

    Aug 18, 2017 Go comment!
    When music director extraordinaire Bryan Schimmel, stood up to accept the SA Jewish Art, Sport, Science and Culture award, he ensured there was nary a dry eye in the 600-strong Absa Jewish Achiever Awards audience.
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    Message from former Pesident Kgalema Motlanthe

    Aug 18, 2017 Go comment!
    Let me start by apologising for being unable to attend the Absa Jewish Achiever Awards banquet. Prior engagements have made it impossible for me to do so, in the process robbing me of the opportunity to be part of what should amount to a honorific occasion.
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    Breakfast of analysts and stars

    Aug 18, 2017 Go comment!
    The 2017 Jewish Achiever Awards launched in fine style at a lavish welcoming breakfast last Friday as dozens of nominees gathered to usher in the weekend’s glittering celebration of the community’s brightest stars.
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    Nominations close this week!

    Jun 27, 2017 Go comment!
    Nominations for Absa Jewish Achiever Award close on Friday. So, if you haven’t send your nominations now. From then on, it is the count-down time to find out who this year’s cream of the crop are at the glitzy black-tie banquet on Sunday, August 13. This function, to pay tribute to Jews in business and industry as well as in various other fields, is the highlight of the Jewish social calendar.
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    Gerald Leissner will be remembered

    Dec 18, 2016 6 Comments
    Gerald Leissner, “Mr Community”, considered one of South African Jewry’s top leaders, passed away on Friday, December 16 in Johannesburg at the age of 74. He was buried in West Park Jewish Cemetery on the same day. He was a past recipient of a Jewish Achiever award.
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    Finalists, 10 Winners of Absa JR Jewish Achievers

    Aug 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Wondering who were the ten clever people who won the nine Absa Jewish Report Achiever awards on Sunday? Download the 54-page special supplement and see all the finalists and all about the winners. What a great Shabbos read this will make for the whole family. As a PDF it can also be e-mailed to family and friends. And the winners were...
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    Highlighting the best of the best

    Aug 29, 2016 Go comment!
    Last night’s 2016 Jewish Achiever Awards gala was a magnificent night of celebration: the opportunity to recognise the astounding achievements of a community so small but yet so relevant. The theme of this year’s event was “Igniting the Soul of Africa” and the evening spoke to the myriad ways in which SA Jewry has so successfully contributed to “igniting this soul”. SEE PICTURES INSIDE
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    Last chance to book for 2016's #1 social event

    Aug 16, 2016 Go comment!
    The top social event on the annual South African Jewish calendar is without doubt the Absa Jewish Achiever and Jewish Report awards gala banquet - and it is just a few weeks away, on Sunday August 28. What’s more, this year’s black-tie fundraiser promises to be the best ever - and that’s saying a lot as anyone who has attended the event before can vouch for.
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    Time nearly out to book for 2016's #1 social event

    Aug 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The top social event on the annual South African Jewish calendar is without doubt the Absa Jewish Achiever and Jewish Report awards gala banquet - and it is just a few weeks away, on Sunday August 28. What’s more, this year’s black-tie fundraiser promises to be the best ever - and that’s saying a lot as anyone who has attended the event before can vouch for.
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