Nominations for Jewish News and Jewish Care’s 80 Over Eighty project, to profile and honour the achievements of older people in the community, are entering their final week.
Inspired by the exploits of Col Tom Moore and at a moment when many older people are feeling particularly isolated, we are calling for nominations of older role models from eight categories: war heroes, boundary pushers, Jewish communal contribution, philanthropy, Holocaust survivors still relaying their experiences, legendary volunteers and mitzvah angels ‘still making it happen in the wider world’.
Nominees can have made their mark in one or several of these areas but ideally their impact will still be being felt today in some significant way.
It will then be down to a panel of judges to select the final 80 before they are profiled in these pages. Unlike our younger lists, this one will not be ranked.
Justin Cohen, co-publisher of Jewish News, said: “There could not be a better moment to shine a spotlight on the older role models in our midst. We believe this to be one of the first such ‘overs’ lists launched anywhere.”
Nominations close on 7 August