Charity

Sandé sings for record-breaking £4.2m Jewish Care dinner

By Barry Toberman, June 20, 2013

A short closing set by British pop sensation Emeli Sandé sent the 1,200 guests at Jewish Care’s campaign dinner home with a song in their hearts. But the greatest hit for the welfare charity’s chiefs was the subsequent announcement of record £4.2 million proceeds from the event, held at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane.

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Norwood open to challenges

June 17, 2013

Thirty-two women aged from late-30s to 70-plus have completed Stanmore Synagogue’s first “Batmitzvah Two” programme, spearheaded by rebbetzen Aviva Landau.

Most of the participants in the comprehensive six-week course had felt a sense of loss at not having had a batmitzvah in their youth.

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The tech-smart millennial group

By Anna Sheinman, June 17, 2013

The Millennials, or 18-to-30-year-olds, are taking up ever more important roles in the workplace — but for many businesses they remain a mystery.

Demonstrating just how important they are, last week business leaders filled London’s Royal Opera House for a conference on millennials co-hosted by the Financial Times and Spanish telecoms group Telefonica.

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Rantzen rates the league

June 17, 2013

Esther Rantzen congratulated the League of Jewish Women on its continuing welfare work at the league’s 70th anniversary tea, held at St John’s Wood Synagogue. Five women raised their hands when she asked: “How many people here today have been LJW members for longer than 50 years?”

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LJCC serves up a youth centre taster

By Anna Sheinman, June 10, 2013

More than 300 children and adults celebrated Wednesday’s official opening of the youth building at the London Jewish Cultural Centre. The Catherine Lewis Centre is named after a young teacher who died of cancer.

Graffiti, film-making and sushi classes were on offer as a taster for what the LJCC’s youth programme, Fusion, will do with the new Golders Green space.

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Norwood gets new chairman

June 10, 2013

Norwood will have a new chairman from November when David Ereira, currently the deputy chair, succeeds Bernie Myers.

By profession a commercial investment real estate consultant, Mr Ereira’s involvement with the children-and-families charity dates back to 1992.

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Boris a big seller in photo auction

By Zoe Winograd, June 10, 2013

Encouraging bidders at an auction of images of the Jewish East End from the 1970s, Boris Johnson told guests at Forman’s Fish Island Gallery in Hackney: “These are historical photographs.”

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Art House in the frame

By Barry Toberman, June 5, 2013

There is even greater incentive for creative talents to enter this year’s Art House contest run by the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green.

For not only will the best entries be part of a seven-week exhibit at LJCC — the three pieces selected as the pick of the crop will earn the artists prizes of £2,000, £1,000 and £500.

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Charities to raise cash for Arab healthcare

By Dan Goldberg, May 31, 2013

Hundreds of critically ill Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza will have access to improved healthcare under a landmark collaboration between a Jewish and Christian organisation in Australia.

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A healthy Bupa running total for Camp Simcha

By Zoe Winograd, May 30, 2013

Camp Simcha supporters have raised £18,000 by taking part in the Bupa 10 kilometre run in London .

The efforts of the 18 runners will help the Hendon-based charity support children with serious or life threatening illnesses and their families .

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