Are you as hungry as we are to read some good news and be inspired? The media has always been biased against Orthodox Jews, but lately, the negative coverage seems constant. Now, more than ever, it’s time we showcase the incredible accomplishments of our community. Enter Jew in the City’s Orthodox Jewish All Stars!
From Senator Joe Lieberman to Fox’s “Gotham” star David Mazouz to the Honorable Ruchie Freier to Emmy-winning “Modern Family” producer, Ilana Wernick, our All Stars demonstrate the tremendous power of kiddush Hashem. Our most recent 6th All Stars Awards, held at the beautiful and iconic Lincoln Center last December, was an inspirational and historic evening celebrating of the achievements of singer Shulem Lemmer, Olympians Bat-El Gatterer and AJ Edelman, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and more.
Jew in the City created the Orthodox Jewish All Stars in 2012 with this video, showcasing the most professionally successful Orthodox Jews at that time. Since then, we turned to the public to nominate those they thought were worthy of highlighting, helping us achieve our mission of reversing negative associations of Orthodox Jews. With the help of our committee, we turned those nominations into the impressive All Stars of 2013, who were celebrated at a Chanukah event to press acclaim. The following year, these exceptional Jews became a part of the All Stars family, and their accomplishments were featured in this video. In our 4th class, these incredible individuals merited lauding at our now-beloved awards show. Our 5th Class of All Stars also focused on the achievements of this exceptional group.
Nominations will be open until December 31, 2020.
This year’s general categories for nomination are:
• arts, sports, and entertainment
• science and medicine
• business and industry
• law and government
To nominate an All Star, click here to fill out the form.
Rules and Conditions:
Nominations will be accepted from October 20, 2020 to December 31, 2020, 11:59PM EST.
You can nominate more than one person but please do not submit more than 5. Multiple nominations of the same person does not improve chances of winning. The more unique or accomplished the nominee is in his or her field, the greater the chance of winning.
The nominee does not have to be currently active in the field or hold this position; you can nominate someone for past accomplishments.
Self-nominations are allowed. Please do not promote yourself for marketing reasons, but rather because you humbly acknowledge your unique position and inspiration to others.
Please only nominate people who are inspiring to others because of the way they uphold their Jewish values while rising to high levels of professional success and achievements. We’re looking specifically for accomplishments that are universally recognized. Not just a “great” doctor, but a doctor at a top hospital with a leadership role. Not just a “great” writer, but a writer who has won an award that is considered prestigious in the larger world.
While success can be subjective, our committee works to discern the list that is the best fit for that year. Awardees are profiled on our website and will be presented with awards at an Orthodox Jewish All Stars Awards party at a Covid-safe date in the future.
We are proud of the contributions of the many Orthodox Jews who perform remarkable acts of kindness outside of the spotlight. If you want to nominate one of these unsung heroes, please write instead to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the nomination process, email email@example.com.
Know someone who should be recognized as an Orthodox Jewish All Star? Please fill out the form to nominate them now!