The Guest List

A Manchester crowd raises £5,000 for Wizo projects

December 8, 2008

The Darom Wizo calendar launch attracted 250 guests to South Manchester Synagogue. Each year the group prints 2,000 calendars which are sold throughout the North West. Guest speaker Sandra Howard, wife of the former Tory leader Michael Howard, spoke about her life and career. The event raised £5,000 for Wizo projects

Photos: Lawrence Purcell

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British Jews pay tribute to Shimon Peres

November 27, 2008

The Jewish community has honoured Israeli President Shimon Peres at a gala dinner at the Dorchester Hotel in Central London. The event was jointly hosted by the Britain-Israel Communications and Research Centre (Bicom), the UJIA, the Jewish Leadership Council and the Board of Deputies. In his address, Mr Peres praised the work the host organisations did in developing "Friends of Israel" in the UK. The event was attended by 200 people

Photos: Ben Turner

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A big crowd turns out for UK Jewish Film Festival gala

November 21, 2008

Around 400 people went to the UK Jewish Film Festival's opening night in the West End. Guest speaker and star of Sidney Turtlebaum Sir Derek Jacobi spoke of his desire to act in a feature-length version of the film, which premiered at the gala held at The Vue in London's Leicester Square

Photos: Yakir Zur

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London diners raise £300K for Heart Cells Foundation

November 21, 2008

Footballer Ashley Cole, two former Bond girls and Ringo Starr were among the 220 guests at a screening of the James Bond film Quantum of Solace in aid of the Heart Cells Foundation. The screening was held at the Curzon in London's Mayfair. Heart Cells Foundation was founded by the late Ian Rosenberg and his wife, Jenifer. The evening raised £300,000

Photos: John Rifkin

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Drugsline gets warm praise from Lenny Henry

November 13, 2008

Drugsline welcomed 200 guests to its third annual dinner. In his address, comedian Lenny Henry told the 200 guests that Drugsline's grassroots work in schools could be compared to the achievements of Comic Relief, both of which work to positively affect future generations of vulnerable people. Calling on the guests to support the Redbridge-based charity he concluded: "Drugsline is an amazing charity." The event was held at the Millennium Hotel, in London's West End

Photos: Danielle Manson

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Birthday bash for Emunah rustles up £300,000

November 7, 2008

More than 400 people attended Emunah's 75th anniversary gala dinner at the Guildhall, London, which was hosted by Manny and Brigitta Davidson. In his address, guest speaker Dan Gillerman, former Israeli ambassador to the UN, spoke about the welfare work of Emunah. The dinner raised around £300,000 for Emunah projects in Israel

Photos: Danielle Manson

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Bridge players in the capital raise £70k for Jewish Care

November 7, 2008

Two hundred took part in Jewish Care’s 12th annual Bridge Extravaganza at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, London, raising £70,000 for dementia sufferers. Co-chairs Patsy Bloom and Susan James paid tribute to the generosity of the players and sponsors

Photos: Jason Andrews

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London diners raise £250k for Reform movement

October 30, 2008

The Reform Movement attracted 240 people to its annual dinner at the Royal Institute of British Architects in Central London. In his address, Ronald Harwood, who won an Oscar as the screenwriter for the film The Pianist, spoke about how he had rediscovered his Jewish identity through his involvement with the Reform Movement. The event raised £250,000 for the Movement

Photos: Simon Joseph

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A literary bash in the capital makes £20K for Wizo projects

October 30, 2008

Authors Joanna Trollope, Gyles Brandreth and Simon Sebag-Montefiore were the speakers at a literary lunch held by Wizo.UK as part of its 90th anniversary celebrations. The event, held at
St John's Wood Synagogue, attracted more than 230 diners who raised over £20,000 for Wizo projects in Israel.

Photos: Sheli Levenson

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