The Guest List

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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Robert Peston supports Manchester MDA

July 1, 2011

BBC business editor Robert Peston was the keynote speaker at the Manchester MDA annual fundraising dinner at the Radisson Blu Hotel. He spoke to the 200 guests about the global financial situation

Photos: Rob Clayton

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Manchester golfers raise £10K for MJCC and Langdon

June 27, 2011

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.

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London diners collect £3.7m for Jewish Care

June 24, 2011

Close to 1,000 supporters attended Jewish Care's fundraising dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel. The guests, who were entertained with a performance by Jamie Cullum, raised £3.7m for the charity.

Photos: John Rifkin and Justin Grainge

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CFI holds a farewell party for Ron Prosor

May 23, 2011

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".

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In London, early risers make £50K for Jewish Care

May 18, 2011

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.

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Sainsbury's boss helps to raise £16K for Nightingale

May 5, 2011

Sainsbury's chairman David Tyler was the guest speaker at the inaugural Young Nightingale business lunch. In his address, Mr Tyler spoke to the 90 business professionals about the essential elements for running a successful supermarket chain. Alongside his business career, Mr Tyler is a trustee of the south London care home.

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Liberals thank their patrons at a party

April 18, 2011

Liberal Judaism held its seventh annual Council of Patrons' dinner at the House of Lords. More than 80 donors to the movement were entertained by TV comedy writer Dan Patterson. In his address, Liberal Judaism's chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich spoke of how he would like to see patrons' donations used in 2011.

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Leeds diners rustle up £23K for UJIA projects

April 15, 2011

Journalist and TV presenter Esther Rantzen was the star of the show at the Leeds women's UJIA annual appeal lunch this week. The event, held at the United Hebew Congregation, attracted 150 people who heard the founder and president of ChildLine – the national children's helpline – talk about her life and career.

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A Manchester crowd supports the launch of UJIA Kef

April 15, 2011

The Lime Bar on Salford Quays hosted the Zest launch party for UJIA Kef – inspired by the Hebrew word for “fun”. More than 300 young professionals were attracted to the event which raised £3,000 to support UJIA’s educational programmes in the UK and northern Israel.

Photos: Phil Tragen

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