Awards for Ajex and Lim­mud stal­warts

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A FOUNDER of Lim­mud, an award­win­ning TV pro­ducer and a for­mer chair­man of Ajex were all cel­e­brat­ing their in­clu­sion in the hon­ours list.

Clive Lawton was made an OBE for his ser­vices to the Jewish com­mu­nity, “par­tic­u­larly through Lim­mud UK”. Mr Lawton co-founded the cross-communal learn­ing char­ity in 1980 and at­tended this year’s con­fer­ence in Birm­ing­ham last week. “It’s won­der­ful that peo­ple can be recog­nised for their con­tri­bu­tion to the Jewish com­mu­nity,” he said.

Businessman Nor­man Stoller was knighted for his phi­lan­thropy. The for­mer high sher­iff of Greater Manch­ester cre­ated the Stoller Char­i­ta­ble Trust which has do­nated mil­lions to causes in the north-west. “We don’t give money away, we give money back. It’s a joy that we have the priv­i­lege of giv­ing,” he said.

As­so­ci­a­tion of Jewish Ex-Ser­vice­men and Women vice-pres­i­dent Jef­frey Fox was made an MBE for his work with Ajex and for char­i­ta­ble vol­un­teer­ing in the Jewish com­mu­nity in New­cas­tle.

Mr Fox, 81, was na­tional chair­man for Ajex for three years. He said: “I’m thrilled for my­self but more im­por­tantly the recog­ni­tion of the Jewish com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion.” He is the first mem­ber of Ajex to be hon­oured specif­i­cally for ser­vices to the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

TV and film pro­ducer Colin Cal­len­der was knighted. A Bafta win­ner, Mr Cal­len­der most re­cently worked on the BBC drama se­ries Wolf Hall.

Phi­lan­thropist Anita Zablu­dow­icz said she was “de­lighted and sur­prised” to be made an OBE for her ser­vices to the arts, af­ter found­ing the Zablu­dow­icz Col­lec­tion with her hus­band Poju.

JohnJoseph,chair­manof JewishBlind and Dis­abled, was ap­pointed an MBE for work with peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties in the Jewish com­mu­nity. He de­scribed him­self as “par­tic­u­larly hon­oured”.

Dr Michael Ja­cobs, the clin­i­cal lead in in­fec­tious diseases at the Royal Free Lon­don NHS Foun­da­tion Trust, was knighted for his con­tri­bu­tion in tack­ling the ebola epi­demic.

David Manuel Shalit was made an MBE for ser­vices to the City of Lon­don Cor­po­ra­tion. The stu­dent om­buds­man­inEng­lan­dand Wales, Rob Behrens, was ap­pointed a CBE for ser­vices to higher ed­u­ca­tion. Chair­man of Tech­nion UK Daniel Peltz was ap­pointed an OBE for phil­an­thropic and char­i­ta­ble ser­vices.

Ann Sum­mers chief ex­ec­u­tive Jacqueline Gold was made a CBE for ser­vices to en­trepreneur­ship. Re­ceiv­ing the same award was Lady Shaw Rud­dock for her phil­an­thropic work with older peo­ple; and David Ereira for ser­vices to the In­sol­vency Regime and also to char­ity.

MBEsal­soin­clud­edAlisonLewy,founder of men­tor­ing firm Fash­ion An­gel, Jeff Brown­hut, founder of the Na­tional Out­door Events As­so­ci­a­tion, and HedyJoy Ba­bani for char­ity work for dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren. Alan Gem­mell, the di­rec­tor of the Bri­tish Coun­cil in Is­rael, was made an OBE for ser­vices to cul­tural re­la­tions in the arts and science.

‘I’m thrilled for the recog­ni­tion of a com­mu­nity or­gan­ista­tion’

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