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Holding out for a hero

I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure
And it’s gotta be soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life

Bonnie TylerBonnie Tyler isn’t the only one looking for a hero. The United Jewish Communities wants to name its first Jewish Community Hero and today the organization announced its 20 semi-finalists. Among them is Rabbi Ephraim Simon, director of Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County in Teaneck and father of nine. In August, Rabbi Simon donated one of his kidneys to a Brooklyn Satmar who is a father of 10. Rabbi Simon was one of more than 400 people nominated for the award and he received 8,210 votes to make it into the semi-finals.

A panel of judges will now select five finalists and announce the winner – who will receive $25,000 for his or her organization – at the UJC General Assembly next month.

See the 20 semi-finalists here.

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