Perfume expert Roja Dove spoke to a 100-strong audience about his perfumery “nose” and shared his new scents with the guests at a Norwood lunch. The event, organised by the charity’s Food and Thought committee, was held at the Haven Bistro and Bar in Whetstone which donated the venue and food. The diners raised £13,000 for Norwood’s support services
Nearly 300 people went to the launch party for Young Jewish Care’s Rock committee. Jamie Landesberg, chairman of the new committee, said: “The event was a great success. The dedication of the committee could be seen from the number of people who attended the night. Rock is already looking to plan another great night in order to continue raising money for this worthy cause. We would like to extend our thanks to all who supported us.” The night, entitled Glam Rock, was held at Parker McMillan club in London’s East End and raised £6,000 for Jewish Care
UJIA’s Young Property Group welcomed over 100 people to the Maddox Club in London for their annual dinner. The committee is co-chaired by Anthony Abrams and Sarah Cohen. The evening, sponsored by Bank Leumi and L25 Investments, raised £3,000 for UJIA programmes in the UK and Israel
Around 200 people came to the gala opening of the Leeds UK Jewish Film Festival at the Cottage Road Cinema. On the night, two films were presented: the award-winning Israeli film Noodle, and Sidney Turtlebaum, featuring Sir Derek Jacobi as a trickster targeting shivah houses. Sidney Turtlebaum scriptwriter Raphael Smith gave the audience an introduction to the film.
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.