Menorah Awards

The B’nai B’rith Victoria Menorah Awards were established in 1978. The Menorah Awards annually recognise the services to the community of volunteers who have given of themselves over long periods of time. These services are given freely and without any thought of acknowledgement or recognition.

Applications close 15 August 2023.


  • Menorah Awards will be presented to individuals who have performed voluntary work of benefit to the community, usually over a long period.
  • Recipients will usually be members of the Jewish community. Members of other faiths, who have contributed significantly in relation to the Jewish community, may also be considered.
  • Individuals who are nominated have not previously received a National or State Government recognition Award.
  • Nominations must be made on the Menorah Awards nomination form.
  • Nominators will be asked to suggest two referees that the Committee may consult. All nominations will be handled confidentially.
  • Nominees are not to be informed that they are being considered for an Award until after the selection process is complete. Only successful nominees will be notified.

Judging Criteria:

All nominations will be considered by the Menorah Awards Committee. Awards will be offered to individuals who:

  • have furthered religious, educational and social welfare by their communal work, for which they have not previously been recognised, and
  • have performed such work on a voluntary basis, usually over a considerable period of time.

The Committee will assess each nomination in the frame of the above criteria, and it may seek additional information and/or clarification, either from the nominator or other sources, before advising successful candidates of the outcome of its deliberations.

Nominators of successful candidates will be asked to prepare the citation and a brief talk about the candidate for presentation at the Awards Ceremony in November. Prior to this they are asked to nominate a sponsor, who will prepare the citation for presentation at the Awards Ceremony in November.