Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman, better known as Mr Loophole, was the guest speaker at a business breakfast in aid of Manchester Jewish Community Care’s Nicky Alliance Centre. The 160 guests raised £7,000 for the centre
Some 430 supporters of Hazon Yeshaya collected £500,000 to support the Israeli charity in its daily provision of 14,000 meals at soup kitchens in Israel. The event was held at the Millennium Mayfair in London
The Chief Rabbi was the guest speaker at Magen David Adom UK’s 60th anniversary dinner. Addressing over 300 guests, Lord Sacks said that the Anglo-Jewish community’s support for the Israeli medical emergency charity was “magnificent”. Award-winning pianist and singer Michael Feinstein provided the entertainment. The event, held at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, raised £1.4m for MDA
Michael Howard was the guest speaker at Nightingale’s biennial dinner. Addressing the 500-strong audience, the former Tory leader spoke about the care given by the home to his late mother Hilda. He praised Nightingale as “a shining beacon in the area of care for the elderly”. The event, held at London’s Guildhall, raised over £1 million for the south London home.
Chancellor’s wife Maggie Darling hosted a reception for over 100 JBD supporters at 11 Downing Street to celebrate the charity’s 40th anniversary. The celebration was also an opportunity to raise awareness of the charity’s services. JBD chairman John Joseph told the gathering that many people “living in poor circumstances don’t know we exist”.
Legal journalist Joshua Rozenberg was the guest speaker at the Wizo blue and white dinner at Leeds Etz Chaim Synagogue. Addressing the 230 diners, he said that the BBC is not an antisemitic organisation, but has become more critical of Israel over the years. The event raised over £25,000 for Wizo projects in Israel
More than 200 people attended the Movement for Reform Judaism’s annual dinner. Guest speaker National Theatre artistic director Nicholas Hytner praised the Reform movement, saying that modernity and interpretation was as relevant in religion as in the performing arts. The event, held at the Royal Institute of British Architects, raised £250,000 for the movement
More than £9,300 was raised at a British Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem golf day at Dyrham Park Country Club. The funds raised by the 48 golfers will be spent on the residential school’s 18-acre campus in Bayit Vegan
Fashion icon and actress Twiggy was the guest speaker at a World Jewish Relief women’s lunch at the Watford Hilton. Addressing the 300-plus guests she spoke about her Jewish roots and her desire to visit Israel. The event raised £14,000 for WJR projects