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Chief becomes Sir

by: SJ Reporter - Last updated: 2005-06-11

Jonathan Sacks

Jonathan Sacks

Members of the Jewish community including Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and acting school founder Sylvia Young have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

The United Synagoguge's Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks is a Sir following the announcement of his Knightood.

"This is an honour not just for me but for the Jewish community and its contributions to British life, as well for the continuing inspiration of Jewish teachings," Dr Sacks said. "I hope it encourages further progress in good relations between the faiths."

Sylvia Young, founder of the Sylvia Young Theatre School which has helped the careers of actors and performers including Billie Piper and Amy Winehouse is to be made an OBE for services to the arts.

Bertha Leverton, founder, Reunion of Kindertransport gets an MBE for services to Jewish people.