The Guest List

Early risers rustle up £16K for Jewish Care projects

November 4, 2011

Jewish Care's inaugural breakfast and shopping event at Harvey Nichols raised £16,000 for the welfare charity. Guest speaker Mariella Tandy, executive retail editor at Tatler, spoke to the 70 guests about the key fashion looks for this season.

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Boris Johnson helps to start work on the JCC in London

October 26, 2011

Mayor of London Boris Johnson took part in the ground-breaking ceremony for the £50 million Jewish Comunity Centre for London. The idea for the 35,000 square-foot centre in Hampstead was conceived by Dame Vivien Duffield.

Photos: Jeremy Coleman

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Michael Gove helps to raise £2.8m for UJIA projects

October 10, 2011

Education Secretary Michael Gove was the guest of honour at the UJIA's annual dinner. The 700 diners at the London Hilton raised £2.76 million for the charity’s work in Israel and the UK.

Photos: Isaac Strang

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Picture this at the LJCC art exhibition

October 3, 2011

The London Jewish Cultural Centre attracted more than 200 guests to the opening of Art House, an art exhibition aimed at the local and Jewish communities. The JC-sponsored show received 258 works by 106 artists, with paintings being couriered down from Manchester and Newcastle. The exhibition, housed at Ivy House in Golders Green, runs until October 11.

Photos: John Rifkin

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UJIA holds a party to thank its patrons

August 10, 2011

Some 100 UJIA supporters were thanked for their dedication at the organisation's annual patrons' reception. The gathering at the Wallace Collection in central London enjoyed a private tour of the gallery and a lecture by Ze'ev Bielski, Knesset member for Kadima, who spoke about Israel's history and the challenges it faces.

Photos: Isaac Strang

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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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