The Guest List

Natasha Kiplinsky stars for Wizo lunchers

July 4, 2014

Broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky was the guest speaker at Stanmore Wizo’s summer lunch, held at Stanmore Synagogue and attended by 200 supporters. Ms Kaplinsky discussed her career and her involvement in the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission.The lunch raised over £6,000 for Wizo projects in Israel.

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Film dinner proves big bog office with £150,000 takings

June 26, 2014

Steven Berkoff, Maureen Lipman, Andrew Sachs, Greta Scacchi and Henry Goodman were among a host of big and small screen celebrities at the first UK Jewish Film gala dinner, held on Monday at Mayfair’s Park Lane Hotel. The event was attended by 300 guests and raised nearly £150,000 for UKJF’s work, which includes supporting Jewish filmmakers and providing educational programmes

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London foodies tuck into Gefiltefest

June 20, 2014

More than 700 food lovers attended this year's Gefiltefest at the London Jewish Cultural Centre. Over 60 cookery demonstrations, talks and classes were served up for the crowds while Golders Green Synagogue's Rabbi Harvey Belovski explored a tall story - the kashrut of giraffes - using an inflatable model.

Photos: Rina Barron

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A question of sport for UJIA

June 16, 2014

Radio and TV presenter Colin Murray was quizmaster at UJIA's annual sports night at Wembley Stadium where 35 teams from the 350 guests battled for victory in the five-round quiz. Entertainment was provided by Dee Dee Kay and MC Neat. The event raised £106,000 for the charity

Photos: Blake Ezra Photography

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Jewish Care's £4.4M record breaker

June 12, 2014

More than 1,000 guests raised a record-breaking £4.4 million at Jewish Care's annual campaign dinner sponsored by Investec and held at the Grosvenor House in Park Lane. Guests of honour were Jewish Care clients Hettie Tauber, (98), Freddie Knoller (93), Max Levitas (99) and Annette Yarrow (86), who were interviewed by House of Commons speaker John Bercow

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Home Secretary joins Jewish Care to honour women

May 26, 2014

Home Secretary Theresa May was the guest speaker at Jewish Care's Women of Distinction lunch at the Institute of Directors in central London on Monday. Tessa Ross received the Woman of Distinction award and Dame Stephanie Shirley a lifetime achievement award at the event, which raised £80,000.

Photos: Blake Ezra Photography

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Ort gala dinner 2013

By Sandy Rashty, October 16, 2013

Veteran BBC political broadcaster and “friend of Israel” John Sergeant was guest speaker at the annual Ort dinner which raised more than £350,000.

Former Trade and Industry Secretary Lord Young told Ort supporters of the impact on government thinking of the charity’s global educational and training network.

Read the full story on the link below.

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John Bercow hosts HET ambassadors

By Cathy Forman, July 15, 2013

The Holocaust Educational Trust held a reception for its regional ambassadors — young people who have taken part in the trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz project.

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Goode launch for mitzvah day 2013

By Zoe Winograd, July 8, 2013

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

Photos: Yakir Zur

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London diners collect £4.2m for Jewish Care

By Zoe Winograd, June 24, 2013

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.

Photos: Justin Grainge and Blake Ezra Photography

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