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.
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".
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.
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.
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".
Manchester Jewish Community Care's first joint golf day with the Langdon Foundation attracted 64 players to Whitefield Golf Club. The event was organised by Ronnie Levene, deputy chairman of MJCC and Landgon Foundation trustee Jonny Manson together with Langdon Foundation committee members Alan Bernstein and Gary Cohen.
Some 40 MPs were among the 150 guests at a Conservative Friends of Israel farewell lunch for Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor before his departure from the UK. In his address, Foreign Secretary William Hague paid tribute to the ambassador – who is to take up the post of envoy at the United Nations – saying that he was held in high esteem and that he "valued their friendship".
Lord Rothschild was the guest speaker at Jewish Care's business breakfast at the Four Seasons Hotel in Park Lane. He spoke to nearly 300 business professionals about the impact of the rise in the cost of food staples for both poor and rich nations.