The Guest List

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

Photos: Mike Poloway

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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

Photos: Alex Ben-Yehuda

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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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London diners make £250k for Jewish Care

December 4, 2009

London Mayor Boris Johnson paid the “warmest possible tribute” to Jewish Care at its business lunch at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair. The 700 guests raised £250,000 for Jewish Care’s Stepney Jewish Community Centre

Photos: John Rifkin

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Movie-goers make £250K for cardiac stem cell therapy

December 4, 2009

Heart Cells Foundation annual film and gala dinner attracted a 200-strong audience to a screening of The Informant! at the Curzon in London’s Mayfair. The event raised over £250,000 to fund cardiac stem cell therapy at Barts and the London NHS Trust. Heart Cells Foundation was founded by the late Ian Rosenberg and his wife, Jenifer

Photos: John Rifkin

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A legal crowd makes £20K for the Hebrew University

December 3, 2009

Baroness Scotland was the guest speaker at the British Friends of The Hebrew University’s annual legal dinner. The event, at the Middle Temple in the City of London, raised £20,000 for the law faculty at the Jerusalem university

Photos: John Rifkin

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A large London crowd raises £2.7m for Norwood

November 26, 2009

Some 1,200 supporters attended Norwood’s annual dinner, raising £2.7 million for the charity. At the Grosvenor House event chairman Bernie Myers launched its new campaign, Change A Life, reflecting the wide-ranging demands on the charity

Photos: Mark Moody and Danielle Manson

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Early risers in Manchester raise £7k for Nicky Alliance

November 25, 2009

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

Photos: Murray Ludwig

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