The Guest List

Boris Johnson formally opens £44m Care campus

July 25, 2011

London Mayor Boris Johnson praised the services offered by Jewish Care's £44 million Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus in Golders Green when he officially opened it last Friday. Mr Johnson met residents, members, staff and Jewish Care leaders during a tour of the premises. He described the facility as "marvellous.

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Prince Charles celebrates Board's 250th anniversary

July 18, 2011

The Prince of Wales paid tribute to the Jewish community in his address to mark the 250th anniversary of the Board of Deputies. In his speech to a 500-strong audience at the Guildhall Prince Charles praised the "deep and vibrant contribution of British Jews to every sphere of British life".

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Young Jewish Care fashions funds for Edgware centre

July 11, 2011

Young Jewish Care's inaugural fashion event attracted 100 supporters to the London College of Fashion. Guest speaker Alison Loehnis of online retailer Net-a-Porter gave the fashion forward guests previews into next season's trends and an insight into her work with influential designers. The event raised £2,000 for Jewish Care's Martin B Cohen Centre for Wellbeing in Edgware.

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A large crowd raises £1Qm for One Family's aid work in Israel

July 11, 2011

A capacity crowd of 450 people attended the Grosvenor House Hotel to mark the tenth anniversary of One Family which raises funds for victims of terror in Israel. The evening included a performance by the charity's bereaved fathers' choir – a choir made up of fathers whose children have been killed by acts of terror.

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Curtains rise on 11th Leeds performing arts festival

July 4, 2011

The reception for the opening of the 11th Leeds International Jewish Performing Arts Festival was held at Northern Ballet, one of the festival's new venues. Festival director Ellie Ruhan told the guests that use of the three new sites was "a bit of an experiment but so far has proved to be successul".

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Robert Peston supports Manchester MDA

July 1, 2011

BBC business editor Robert Peston was the keynote speaker at the Manchester MDA annual fundraising dinner at the Radisson Blu Hotel. He spoke to the 200 guests about the global financial situation

Photos: Rob Clayton

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Manchester golfers raise £10K for MJCC and Langdon

June 27, 2011

Manchester Jewish Community Care's first joint golf day with the Langdon Foundation attracted 64 players to Whitefield Golf Club. The event was organised by Ronnie Levene, deputy chairman of MJCC and Landgon Foundation trustee Jonny Manson together with Langdon Foundation committee members Alan Bernstein and Gary Cohen.

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London diners collect £3.7m for Jewish Care

June 24, 2011

Close to 1,000 supporters attended Jewish Care's fundraising dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel. The guests, who were entertained with a performance by Jamie Cullum, raised £3.7m for the charity.

Photos: John Rifkin and Justin Grainge

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CFI holds a farewell party for Ron Prosor

May 23, 2011

Some 40 MPs were among the 150 guests at a Conservative Friends of Israel farewell lunch for Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor before his departure from the UK. In his address, Foreign Secretary William Hague paid tribute to the ambassador – who is to take up the post of envoy at the United Nations – saying that he was held in high esteem and that he "valued their friendship".

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In London, early risers make £50K for Jewish Care

May 18, 2011

Lord Rothschild was the guest speaker at Jewish Care's business breakfast at the Four Seasons Hotel in Park Lane. He spoke to nearly 300 business professionals about the impact of the rise in the cost of food staples for both poor and rich nations.

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