Rabbi Yonah Represents!

Mazal tov, Rabbi Yonah. It’s official. You’re in the Top Five of the Jewish Community Heroes contest!

Rabbi Yonah is among the five finalists heading to Washington, DC, this weekend – where they all will be honored at the UJC/Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly. On Tuesday, November 10, one finalist will be named the Jewish Community Hero of the Year – and receive $25,000 towards his or her community service work.

Meet the five honorees here:

Once again, mazal tov, Rabbi Yonah! We’re rooting for ya. And of course we want you to walk away with the big moola. But cash prize or not, you’re always a winner at Jewlicious.

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  1. Grand Muffti

    11/3/2009 at 2:30 pm

    Nice work Rabbi Y. Now Please win this and get it over with!

  2. Tom Morrissey

    11/3/2009 at 2:47 pm

    Will the money go to promoting atheism?

  3. themiddle

    11/3/2009 at 4:18 pm

    There were about 500,000 votes. R. Yonah got about 18% of those. I fail to see by what other measure they intend to declare one person more worthy of the prize than others.

    • froylein

      11/3/2009 at 4:23 pm

      A tchulent cook-off? Pack your apron, Rabbi!

      Also, is it a coincidence that the winner will be announced on the anniversary of Reichskristallnacht?

  4. ck

    11/3/2009 at 4:51 pm

    TM: The final rules stated that a panel of 10 judges was going to pick its top 5 finalists from the 20 top vote getters, in order of preference. Thus, the UJC people already know who the final, final winner is. And popularity doesn’t mean anything at this point. The Jewlicious community did a great job bugging the hell out of muffti and others to vote but at this point, and I hate to sound clichéd BUT, everyone’s a winner. It’s an impressive group of people for sure and we wish them all the best of luck!

  5. Larry

    11/3/2009 at 4:55 pm

    i am pretty sure i will be at the GA 2009 in Wash DC next week. If Rabbi Yonah wins.. I will by kosher felafals for every…. well for… ummm… all the Jewlicious members

  6. Larry

    11/3/2009 at 4:57 pm


  7. Dan

    11/4/2009 at 2:57 am

    I had the privilege of serving as a judge – and the task was difficult. For how does one really choose? How does one measure the impact of one program against another? Choose, and rank, five from the many. Each has, and likely will continue, to be a positive influence on our community. What did I consider as I made my choices?


  8. themiddle

    11/4/2009 at 3:17 am

    Wait! If you’ve already chosen the winner, how are we supposed to suck up to you?

  9. Dan

    11/4/2009 at 6:17 am

    Don’t worry, others had you covered 🙂

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