Mitzvah Day 2013 was launched at the Mayfair luxury tableware store, Thomas Goode. The 80 guests, friends and interfaith supporters of the day of good deeds heard guest speaker Chief Rabbi-elect Ephraim Mirvis speak about the importance of a “mitzvah”. The reception was donated by Thomas Goode chairman Rumi Verjee
London Mayor Boris Johnson was the guest speaker at Jewish Care’s campaign dinner. In his address he told the 1,200 guests that the welfare charity “set a benchmark for standards of care in the country”. The event, held at Grosvenor House, in London’s Park Lane raised a record £4.2 million for Jewish Care’s support services.
Jewish food festival Gefiltefest served up a special day for more than 600 foodies, from six months old to 93, who gathered at the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green to eat, drink, learn and enjoy a cornucopia of Jewish heritage and gastronomic delight. (Photo credits: Steven Ingram, Anna Sheinman and Zoe Winograd)
Actor and presenter James Corden told the 600 guests at the annual dinner of the Fed how the work of the Manchester welfare charity resonated with him. Addressing the audience he said that he was “happy to support the charity as my mum and sister are both social workers, so I’m well aware of the struggles they face and the funds that they need”.
A record 630 guests attended the London Hilton for the Anne Frank Trust’s lunch to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. In his address keynote speaker Education Secretary Michael Gove said that a nation should be judged on the way it treats its immigrants.
More than 200 guests including Holocaust survivors, Parliamentarians, Holocaust Educational Trust ambassadors and supporters gathered at the Houses of Parliament for the Lord Merlyn-Rees memorial lecture.
Two-hundred people attended a Claridge’s dinner held by the British Friends of Haifa University on Monday, honouring the educational contribution of Gerald Ronson and marking the university’s 40th anniversary.Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was the guest speaker at the event, which raised £250,000.