Our list is wide open – your nomination is vital

It is five years since Jewish News last published its now iconic 40 under 40 list.

More than half the names will be definitely new as Elliott Goldstein, Neil Martin, Rabbi Joe Dweck, Amy Braier, Rabbi Miriam Berger, Adam  Dawson, Shraga Zaltsmaan, Rabbi Bentzi  Sudak, Rabbi Daniel Rowe, Adam Ognall, David  Menton, Alan Mendoza, Jonni Berger, Ari Jesner, Susie Gordon, Mekella Broomberg, Jo Greenaway, Rachely Plancey, Daniel Carmel-Brown and Rabbi Nicky  Liss, who all made the list last time, are now over 40.  All continue to have an impact on our community.

Luciana Berger, who topped the last list and would still have been eligible, is now on the judging panel, leaving two of the top 10 and seven of the top 20 in contention – so the list is wide open and your nominations vital.

Nominees must be under 40 on 1 April 2020.

Our 40 under 40 judging panel will also judge a separate 25 under 25.  What we found in previous list was that the Under-25 cohort produced a different list that was more reflective on young adult, campus and youth activity and rather than fitting in a few names on the  40 it was more a stand alone list. To qualify nominees have to be under 25 on 1 April 2020.

We first ran 18 Under 18 three years ago and we learned it needed a panel of its own, so we have brought together the leadership of our Jewish schools, youth organisations and students to make up this panel. 

While the list will not be ranked we will look to three to five names where the panel wants to give special credit. 

As we want everyone who is currently at secondary school or sixthform college to be eligible, to qualify nominees must be under 18 on 1 September 2019.



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Andrew Gilbert is a London Jewish Forum Trustee