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120 over 80: Our Oldest and Wisest

Updated: Jan 31, 2021

From rabbis and volunteers to Shoah survivors and political figures, here is part three of our celebration of the Jewish community’s original social influencers!

January 28, 2021, 12:06 pm

Jewish News’ Forty Under 40 and Eighteen Under 18 lists celebrate those set to shape the future, but what about those who’ve influenced our community’s present and past?

In partnership with Jewish Care, we profile 120 individuals aged 80 and over whose achievements have inspired us for decades.

Why 120? Well, to paraphrase the famous Jewish blessing: “May those in our countdown live until 120.”

Joy Wolfe, 82

With a lifetime of service to the Jewish and lay community, Joy Wolfe is unquestionably a legendary leader. An unwavering Zionist, the 82-year-old is president of StandWithUs UK and honorary life president of Manchester Zionist Central Council.

Following a distinguished career as a magistrate specialising in family law and probation, she also served as a local councillor in Maidstone and co-founded the Stockport Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Joy’s many accolades include receiving an MBE for services to the Greater Manchester community in 2009, and being awarded the Golden Golda Award from the World Zionist Organisation in 2019.

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