The former head of music on BBC radio is among a number of members of the Jewish community who have been recognised in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours. Jenny Abramsky, who retired from the BBC during the summer, is to be made a Dame.
Abramsky, who joined the BBC in 1969 and worked for them throughout, is now currently the chair of The Heritage Lottery Fund which provides funding for communities to help them look after and celebrate their heritage.
“I’m thrilled because I believe this honour recognises the importance of radio in this country,” she said. “Radio is an astonishing medium that people feel passionate about and I’m proud to have played a part in ensuring that it continues to thrive.”
Sue Hammerson OBE, adds a CBE to her name in recognition for her work for charity. Through her charitable fund, Hammerson supports a number of Jewish as well as other communities with various donations towards their work.
91-year-old Charlotte Michaels gets an MBE for her charity work in north London.
Picking up OBE’s are Gail Sackloff, former merchandise director for Saks Fifth Avenue and Judith Serota for services to the Spitalfields Festival.
Leeds stalwart, Stanley Cundle is made an MBE for his work for the Jewish community.
Marilyn Lazarus, founder of the Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill also gets a MBE for her voluntary work.
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