The Guest List

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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Joanna Lumley helps to make £1.2m for a Manchester charity

April 13, 2011

Actress Joanna Lumley was the star turn at a fundraising dinner for Manchester’s Federation of Jewish Services. In an interview with radio personality Nicky Campbell the actress answered questions about her film and television career. She also thanked the 630-strong crowd for feeling “part of the family” in supporting the communal charity.

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Early risers collect £70K for Ort schools

April 11, 2011

Advertising boss Sir Martin Sorrell was the guest speaker at British Ort's business breakfast at the Savoy Hotel in central London. He presented the 300 guests with a view of the global economy which endorsed Ort’s stress on technological education to equip children for the job market. The event raised £70,000 for Ort’s network of 18 Jewish day schools throughout the former Soviet Union.

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London diners raise £400K for Langdon Foundation

April 11, 2011

The star attraction of the fifth annual Langdon fundraising dinner were Langdon service users who were the hosts for the evening. The young adults spoke to the 380-strong audience at London’s Savoy hotel about the support and friendships that the charity gives them. The event raised more than £400,000 for Langdon

Photos: John Rifkin

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