The Guest List

Nick Clegg helps to raise £50K for Jewish Care

February 7, 2011

The Deputy Prime Minister was the guest speaker at Jewish Care's Business Breakfast. He spoke to the 270-strong audience at the Mansion House about the economic, social and political challenges that the Government faces. He went on to praise the work done by Jewish Care. "It is inspiring to hear how so many Jewish Care volunteers and staff are helping people in a way that puts their community and their wishes front and centre." The event raised £50,000 for Jewish Care.

Photos: John Rifkin

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Young MDA Silent Disco

By Jennifer Lipman, February 4, 2011

Photos from the Young Magen David Adom committee's launch party in London

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Howard Jacobson helps a Manchester crowd to raise £80K for WJR

January 28, 2011

Award winning author Howard Jacobson was the guest speaker at the World Jewish Relief Manchester annual dinner. The author shared humorous tales about growing up in Manchester and spoke about his joy at winning the Man Booker Prize last year for his novel The Finkler Question. He also spoke to the 160 guests at the Lowry Hotel about the "humbling importance" of WJR's work in the community. The event raised £80,000 to help WJR fund the new Kharkov Welfare and Community Centre which will open in March.

Photos: Rob Clayton

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A London crowd raises £750K for Chai Cancer Care

January 17, 2011

Chai Cancer Care celebrated its 20th anniversary at a Twenty Years of Light dinner. Event hosts Angela and Stephen Rubin welcomed 400 guests to the milestone event at the Grosvenor Hotel in central London. The dinner raised £750,000 towards accommodation for Chai’s medical rehabilitation and palliative care outpatient service at the charity’s Hendon Centre.

Photos: Jeremy Coleman

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The Chancellor helps to raise £26K for Norwood

December 21, 2010

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, was interviewed by Daniel Finkelstein, executive editor at The Times on a wide range of topics before the floor was thrown open to questions from the 250 people at the Young Norwood current affairs reception. The networking event, sponsored by Investec Specialist Private Bank, was held at the London offices of Norton Rose. The evening raised £26,000 for Norwood’s support work for children and families in need.

Photos: Mark Moody

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Manchester diners collect £700K for UJIA projects

December 13, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize winner Lord Trimble was the guest speaker at the Manchester UJIA annual dinner. More than 300 people from across the north west braved freezing temperatures to attend the event at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel. The evening raised £700,000 towards UJIA's programmes for young people and education in the UK and northern Israel.

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London diners support the Hebrew University

December 6, 2010

Around 200 people were attracted to the annual legal dinner of the British Friends of the Hebrew University. The keynote speaker was Lord Neuberger who spoke about his recent visit to the Jerusalem university. Guest speaker Advocate Sharon Sionov from the university’s Israel Justice Centre spoke about the law clinics that it runs for deprived members of Israeli society. The event was held at Middle Temple Hall in central London.

Photos: John Rifkin

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London diners raise £350k for the Board of Deputies

November 26, 2010

More than 550 people attended the Board of Deputies’ 250th anniversary gala dinner at the InterContinental in Park Lane. The keynote speakers were former Prime Minister Tony Blair, the Quartet Representative to the Middle East, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. The evening raised £350,000 for the Board’s work in the community.

Photos: John Rifkin

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A large crowd raises £3.3m for Norwood's services

November 23, 2010

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was the guest speaker at Norwood’s annual fundraising dinner. She told the 1,300-strong audience about her recent visit to Norwood services in Hendon. "Being at Norwood filled my heart and restored my faith in human nature," she said. The event, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, raised £3.3 million for the charity.

Photos: Mark Moody and Isaac Strang

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A large crowd in London collects £2.2m for UJIA's work

November 22, 2010

Foreign Secretary William Hague was the guest speaker at the UJIA annual dinner. Mr Hague described Israel as a friend of Great Britain and explained how his recent visit to Israel was spent "celebrating the close ties between Britain and Israel and looking for ways to strengthen them in the future". The event, held at the Hilton in central London, attracted over 700 guests, and raised £2.2 million for UJIA’s education programmes in the UK and Israel.

Photos: Isaac Strang

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