The annual dinner of the Morasha Jewish Primary raised £125,000 towards the renovation and development of the school’s new premises in Stanhope Road, Finchley.
More than 200 people attended the dinner at Finchley Synagogue, where honorary principal and Chief Rabbi elect Ephraim Mirvis was thanked for his contribution to the school over the past five years.
It also celebrated the recent award of voluntary aided status from Barnet Council. Governors’ chair Jason Marantz said: “It is an historic time for Morasha, achieving voluntary aided status and moving to our new premises soon. We will be welcoming our sixth intake of pupils in September and although there will, of course, be challenges ahead, I really look forward to the next stage in Morasha’s development”.
The guest speaker was Marsha Gladstone, mother of Yoni Jesner, the young Glaswegian killed in a Tel Aviv suicide bombing in 2002. The night’s theme was Foundations for our Future, highlighting the importance of strong Jewish values.