The Wiener Library invited 125 people to Central London’s Wallace Collection for a private viewing of the Treasures of the Black Death. The exhibition, showing until May 10, houses a display of treasure found buried under synagogues in Germany following persecution during the plague in the 14th century. In his address, senior lawyer Anthony Julius shared his reflections on the exhibition. The event raised £25,000 for the Wiener Library, whose first home when it moved to London from Amsterdam in 1939 was on a site near the Wallace Collection
Nick Ferrari held a mock phone-in at Camp Simcha’s gala dinner at Wembley Stadium. The host of LBC’s breakfast show interviewed youngsters aided by the charity. The 570 guests raised over £400,000 for Camp Simcha, which supports more than 300 children with cancer
Dragons’ Den panel member Theo Paphitis was the guest speaker at a Young Norwood finance reception at Coutts and Co head office in central London. The capacity crowd of 250 young professionals raised £19,000 for Norwood
Some 800 people came to the 80th anniversary party of the Judean Club in Leeds. Guests from as far afield as Hong Kong, Canada, Australia and Israel were reunited with old friends from the Jewish youth club. The event was held at Leeds Grammar School
Langdon Foundation attracted 350 people to its third annual dinner which had the theme “Demystifying Learning Disabilities”. In her address, guest speaker Professor Tanya Byron spoke about how difficult it is for people with special needs to be treated as equals. The event, held at London’s Park Lane Hotel, raised £250,000 for the charity
More than 200 people came to the “My Single Jewish Friend” party at the Century Club in Central London. The evening was jointly organised by World Jewish Relief and the Jewish Community Centre for London and raised £2,000 for WJR projects.
Dragons’ Den’s Duncan Bannatyne and Anne Frank’s stepsister, Eva Schloss, were among the 450 guests at the Anne Frank Trust HMD business lunch. Ellie Kendrick, who portrayed the diarist in the recent BBC series, was also at the London Hilton event. Some £170,000 was raised for the work of the trust
The charity Glasgow Girls in London attracted 200 tartan-clad revellers to Finchley Synagogue’s Kinloss Suite for a Burns Night celebration. The evening was chaired by East Renfrewshire MP Jim Murphy, while Burns’ Address to a Haggis was recited by Glaswegian Jeremy Freedman. The charity, formed two years ago to raise money for education and welfare charities in the expatriates’ home city, collected more than £10,000 on the night.
World Jewish Relief hosted its fourth annual Kiss Come Dancing gala. Following the judges’ scores and audience votes, Mark Gershinson won the dance competition. The 600-strong audience at the Park Lane Hilton in Central London raised £200,000 for support projects run by WJR’s Kiss for a Child Committee.
A capacity crowd of 220 guests packed out the Graphic Bar in London’s Soho to support the launch party of Young UJIA. The sell-out evening was organised by Y-UJIA committee members Laurence Marshbaum, Deborah Berwald, Rachel Ingram and Pippa Melamet. More than £3,000 was raised on the night for UJIA educational programmes in the UK and the Galil, northern Israel