The Guest List

London diners raise £3.6m for Jewish Care

July 16, 2009

Tory leader David Cameron was the guest speaker at Jewish Care’s annual dinner at Grosvenor House in central London. The 1,150 guests raised £3.6m for the charity

Photos: Grainge Photography and Jason Andrews

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An Ort lunch in London makes £20,000 for Israeli school

July 10, 2009

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

Photos: Danielle Manson

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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 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 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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