Around 200 people attended a gala reception for the opening of the musical Ruth at Kingfield Synagogue in Sheffield. The show, written by community members Stephen Swycher and Leslie Cass, was performed over three nights and attended by around 600 people.
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
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
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
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”
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