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Jews who made the Queen’s Honours cut




Survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch was on the list. ABOVE is a video of her meeting well-known broadcaster Stephen Fry as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s Memory Makers initiative marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Jewish media and wire services were slow to identify Jewish honourees. Jewish Report consulted various sources to compile as comprehensive Jewish awardee list as possible.

Of 17 known Jews on the list, one is an SA expat – Saul Klein OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire).

Queen's honours16 Sadiq Khan with chief at YHNeil Martin, the chief executive of the Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade was made an OBE for services to young people and interfaith relations.

RIGHT:London Mayor Sadiq Khan, with Commonwealth Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at Yom Hashoah, which was chaired by Honours awardee Neil Martin. Sadiq praised Martin for his work after the announcement of the list


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Of the well-known Jews who will be getting dressed up for their big trip to Buckingham Palace:

Ex-pat South African Saul Klein, technology venture capitalist and founder of numerous start-ups, was made an OBE for services to business.

Professor Anthony Finkelstein, professor of software systems engineering at University College London, received a CBE for services to computer science and engineering.

Sonia Friedman was made an OBE for services to the theatre world.

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch (see above in video), a talented cellist who survived Auschwitz by playing in the Women’s Orchestra at the camp, was made an MBE for her services to Holocaust education.

Rachel Hopcroft, principal private secretary to the Cabinet Secretary, received a CBE for public service.

Queen's honours16 dressedDebbie Wosskow, founder and chief executive of Love Home Swap – a home exchange website which now has more than 90 000 registered homes, was made an OBE for services to business.

LEFT: Queen Elizabeth II
at her birthday celebration

Jack Morris, chairman of the Business Design Centre Group, was made a CBE for services to business and charity in London.

Michael Simons, the senior application support officer at the parliamentary digital service, received an MBE for parliamentary service.

Alex Chesterman, founder of Zoopla, is awarded an OBE for services to digital entrepreneurship.

Benita Refson, president of children’s mental health charity Place2Be, was made a Dame for services to education.

Emma Samms, who starred in TV shows Dynasty and General Hospital in the 1980s, was made an MBE for her services to seriously and terminally ill children.

Commander James Cohen, 58, was awarded the Queen’s Volunteer Reserve Medal following 37 years in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Ian Rosenblatt, 56, was made an OBE for philanthropic services to music.

Anna Kessel, a popular sports journalist who co-founded Women in Football, has been made an MBE.

Malcolm Livingstone, chairman of the Glasgow Jewish Community Trust, received an MBE for services to the Jewish community in Glasgow.

Mohammed Amin, founder and co-chairman of the Muslim-Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester, was also honoured.


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ABOVE: Ex-Capetonian Chief Rabbi of the UK, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, ensured that all Jewish schools in the country participated in the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations

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