The Guest List

London diners raise £800k to support Bicom

December 30, 2009

Some 160 people were attracted to Bicom’s annual dinner held at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. The event raised £800,000 for Bicom

Photos: John Rifkin

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A London crowd makes £380k for British Ort

December 29, 2009

The 250 guests at British Ort’s gala dinner, held at Grosvenor Square’s Marriott Hotel, raised £380,000
for a new rocket-proof science centre at Sha’ar HaNegev High School, near Sderot

Photos: Danielle Manson

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A London crowd supports Haifa University

December 22, 2009

Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor hosted a reception at his London residence for the British Friends of Haifa University. Guest speaker Lord Winston spoke to the gathering about the importance of the work of the university

Photos: John Rifkin

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A big turnout for Jewish Children of the Year awards

December 22, 2009

More than 300 people attended this year’s Jewish Children of the Year awards. The event, held at the Marriott Regents Park, was held joinlty by charities JCD (Jewish Child’s Day) and Camp Simcha

Photos: John Rifkin

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London diners raise £100K for Jewish Care

December 17, 2009

International fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg received Jewish Care’s Woman of Distinction award at a lunch held at the Langham in London. She was honoured for her pioneering clothes and for her work as a women’s rights campaigner. The 300 guests raised £100,000 for mental health projects

Photos: John Rifkin

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A London crowd collects £100K for British Technion

December 17, 2009

Israeli scientist Professor Giora Shaviv delivered the British Technion Society’s Ron Arad lecture at the Royal College of Physicians. The 170-strong audience raised £100,000 for the Haifa institute

Photos: John Rifkin

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A Manchester crowd raises £800K for UJIA

December 17, 2009

Manchester UJIA raised £800,000 at its annual northern region dinner at the Hilton Hotel. The 350-strong audience were addressed by ambassador Dan Gillerman, Israel’s former representative to the UN. At the event the inaugural Lord Steinberg award for services to Israel and the Jewish People was presented to Colonel Richard Kemp who has publicly spoken out against allegations that Israel committed war crimes in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead

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A pre-match reception scores with Glasgow diners

December 9, 2009

More than 100 people were attracted to a JNF KKL Scotland pre-match reception for Celtic and Hapoel Tel Aviv. Stanley Lovatt, chairman of JNF KKL Scotland, said he was “delighted with the huge numbers attending”

Photos: Video Jack Glasgow

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Liberals thank their patrons at a party

December 9, 2009

Hedge fund boss Stanley Fink hosted Liberal Judaism’s patrons’ evening at St Pancras Chambers in central London. Liberal Judasim chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich told the 60 patrons how their donations were being used in the community

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A London crowd raises £170K for JAMI

December 4, 2009

TV presenter Clive Anderson was the keynote speaker at the annual dinner for the Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill. He spoke to the 200 guests at the Berkeley Hotel in central London about the importance of supporting people with mental health problems. Volunteers who have shown outstanding commitment to Jami were presented with certificates. The event raised £170,000, which will help Jami maintain its support for people with mental illness

Photos: John Rifkin

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