The Guest List

A big turnout for opening of Leeds theatre festival

July 10, 2009

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

Photos: Michael Taylor

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A sports quiz at Wembley nets £216K for UJIA projects

July 3, 2009

Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell and ITV football pundit Robbie Earle were among 400 guests at a dinner quiz at Wembley Stadium which raised £216,000 for UJIA

Photos: Jonathan Barge

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Lawyers raise £21,000 for Norwood

July 3, 2009

Over 200 lawyers raised £21,000 for Norwood at a Young Norwood (YN) reception at the City offices of Goldman Sachs. Channel Five’s Matt Barbet chaired a question time panel.

Photos: Danielle Manson

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The JC and Wizo roll out a networking initiative

June 25, 2009

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

Photos: John Rifkin

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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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