Almost 300 people attended Highgate School to mark what would have been the 80th birthday of Anne Frank. The event, organised by a new committee chaired by Lynn Winton in support of the Anne Frank Trust, raised £25,000 for the trust
JNF KKL Scotland hosted the annual professionals’ Pro Am golf tournament at Bonnyton Golf Club in Glasgow. The 40 teams, each made up of three amateurs and one professional, raised £30,000. The cash is the final payment required for the completion of the Gazit Reservoir in the Galilee
Sandra Howard attracted 120 guests to the Friends of Ort annual summer lunch. The novelist and wife of the former Tory Party leader Michael Howard talked about her career and the challenges of writing about love. “Ort is doing a fantastic job,” she told the guests at the Landmark Hotel in central London. The event raised £20,000 towards a rocket-proof science and technology centre at the new Sha’ar HaNegev High School campus in Israel
More than 3,000 tickets were sold at the ninth Leeds Jewish International Performing Arts Festival. Festival chairman Stan Cundle told the 200 guests at the opening ceremony that the festival was a showcase for Jewish talent worldwide. The five-day festival was held at the Carriageworks Theatre in central Leeds and was organised by Makor
More than 120 people attended the launch of JCWizonet, a joint initiative between the JC and Wizo designed to encourage business networking. The event, held at Congress House in central London, was sponsored by Bank Hapoalim, Ahava and BMI. Comedienne Ruby Wax was guest speaker
Author and screenwriter Deborah Moggach helped draw a crowd of 270 women to the Jewish Women’s Aid annual lunch. She spoke to the guests about her career and work on the recent BBC adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank. The event, held at St John’s Wood Synagogue, raised £132,000 for Jewish Women’s Aid.
Young WJR attracted more than 150 people to its launch at the Made in Brasil bar in north London. Coral Summers, a Young WJR committee member, said that she was “Extremely grateful to all those who attended the launch”. The Brazilian-themed event raised £1,300 for World Jewish Relief’s services