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Redbridge golfers raise £145,000

July 15, 2010

Abridge Golf Club hosted the 40th Redbridge Aid Golf Society (Rags)annual golf day. The event raised £145,000 which is to be split between three charities: the Doris and Sidney Gold Rags scheme received £5,000 to help gap year students in Israel to learn how to become community leaders; CST received £10,000 and £130,000 goes to Jewish Care’s Redbridge community centre.

Photos: Justin Grainge

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London diners rustle up £25K for Ort schools

July 15, 2010

Author Santa Montefiore shared the secrets of her inspiration for her romantic novels with the 130-strong audience at the Friends of Ort annual summer lunch. The event, held at the London home of Lady Lipworth, raised £25,000 for Ort’s 17 schools in the Former Soviet Union.

Photos: Sovereign

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London diners raise £550K for Weizmann Institute

July 9, 2010

More than 300 people attended the Weizmann UK gala dinner at the Science Museum in London. Keynote speaker Professor Simon Schama told the guests that if there was one place that represented a vindication of the Jewish dream it would be the Weizmann Institute. Over £550,000 was raised to support scientific collaboration between the Israeli Institute and UK research institutions.

Photos: Justin Grainge

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Cherie Blair supports the Jewish Museum

July 9, 2010

Cherie Blair was the guest of honour at the opening of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Camden. The 150-strong gathering viewed some 24 ancient items, including the oldest Hebrew book in the world.

Photos: Ian Lillicrap

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Legal eagles collect £23K for Norwood

July 9, 2010

More than 200 young lawyers attended a YN lawyers fundraising and networking reception at the City offices of Goldman Sachs. Legal journalist Joshua Rozenberg chaired a panel of experts who debated the topic "Should celebrities expect to be able to lead a normal private life?" The event raised £23,000 for Norwood, which supports people with learning disabilities and children and families in need.

Photos: Adam Leach

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Chai celebrates the opening of its Wohl Wing

July 2, 2010

Actress Maureen Lipman was among 130 guests at the opening of the Wohl Wing at Chai Cancer Care’s Hendon headquarters. Ms Lipman paid tribute to the “amazing architecture and calm atmosphere” of the £1 milion extension, opened as Chai celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Photos: Jeremy Coleman

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Holocaust Educational Trust marks a milestone

July 2, 2010

MPs of all political parties joined students and Holocaust survivors at a special reception to mark the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz project, which has reached the milestone of taking its 10,000th participant on a one-day visit to the death camp. The event was held at the Speaker’s House in the Houses of Parliament.

Photos: Yakir Zur

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Glasgow golfers putt £25K into Israeli park

July 1, 2010

Almost 130 golfers were attracted to the JNF KKL Scotland Pro-Am tournament at Glasgow’s Bonnyton Golf Club. The event raised £25,000 for a park in the Negev community of Mercaz-Shapira. The Glasgow Hilton Hotel was the main sponsor.

Photos: Video Jack

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A big turnout for Board of Deputies 250th anniversary

June 25, 2010

The City of London’s Bevis Marks Synagogue hosted a Board of Deputies’ celebration to mark its 250th anniversary. The 200-plus guests honoured the request of the late Gertrude Shilling, a deputy known for her millinery creations, who left a legacy to the Board, requesting that the donation be used to stage a party. Her son, designer David Shilling, said he was “very moved” to see everyone at the party

Photos: Yoav Galai

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A London crowd raises £3k for Israeli soup kitchens

June 25, 2010

The Jewish Museum in Camden hosted a reception in support of Hazon Yeshaya. The JC-sponsored event raised £3,000 for the Israeli charity which feeds more than 14,000 people daily.

Photos: Yakir Zur

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