The Guest List

London diners rustle up £132K for Jewish Women’s Aid

June 24, 2009

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.

Photos: Jeremy Coleman

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A London crowd parties at the launch of young WJR

June 19, 2009

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

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A London crowd parties at the launch of Young WJR

June 18, 2009

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.

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A London crowd raises £50K for Haifa University

June 3, 2009

Lord Coe, chair of the London 2012 Olympic Games committee, was the guest speaker at a British Friends of Haifa University reception. He paid tribute to the hosts Sir Maurice Hatter and his wife Irene, who are the main donors behind the university’s new Hatters student building. The 60 guests at the St John’s Wood event raised £50,000 for the university

Photos: John Rifkin

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Early risers in Manchester raise £7K for day centre

June 3, 2009

More than 150 people went to a Manchester Jewish Community Care business breakfast. The guest speaker, former Tory minister Michael Portillo, spoke about the economy. The event, held at the Freemasons’ Hall, raised £7,000 for the Nicky Alliance Day Centre

Photos: Murray Ludwig

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London diners raise £47K for Boys Town Jerusalem

May 27, 2009

“Victoria and David Beckham” were among the 170 guests at British Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem’s gala dinner at Madame Tussauds in central London. The event raised £47,000 for the charity, which is celebrating its diamond anniversary

Photos: Raymond Harrod

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London diners raise £60K for a new Jewish Care centre

May 21, 2009

Close to 200 guests raised £60,000 for Jewish Care’s Martin B Cohen Centre for Wellbeing, due to open in Edgware shortly. The event, held at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in central London, was organised by Jewish Care’s Young Patrons committee and included a teddy bear-themed raffle

Photos: Ben Turner

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American lawyer helps Israeli charity to raise £200K

May 14, 2009

Lawyer and campaigner Professor Alan Dershowitz was the guest of honour at a fundraiser held at the Mayfair home of Denise Esfandi. The 65 guests raised £200,000 for One Family UK, a charity dedicated to helping Israeli victims of terror.

Photos: Ben Turner

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A big London crowd raises cash for JNF

May 14, 2009

Israeli supermodel Havi Mond was among 800 revellers at a Yom Ha’atzmaut Mania party at the Langley Club in London’s Covent Garden. Proceeds from the Nana Events organised gathering will go to the JNF Futures Fund

Photos: Ilan Bluestone

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Ceremony marks start of new school’s construction

April 29, 2009

Schools Secretary Ed Balls, helped by other dignitaries, buried a time capsule in the foundations of the Jewish Community Secondary School in East Barnet. The capsule contained documents detailing the history of the site and the JCoSS project and included a copy of the JC from August 8, 2007, the week in which Barnet Council granted planning consent. The ground-breaking ceremony marked the start of construction of the £50 million, state-of-the-art, 1,310-place school, due to open its doors to pupils in September 2010

Photos: John Rifkin

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