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Food charity's £500k West End meal

November 5, 2009

A charity providing 14,000 hot meals daily at soup kitchens and schools throughout Israel enjoyed a successful dinner of its own at the Millennium Mayfair on Monday.

Hazon Yeshaya raised £500,000 from the event, attended by 430 supporters.

Making the appeal, Cyril Dennis highlighted a recent Israeli government report which found that 28 per cent of Israel’s population lived below the poverty line. This figure included over 600,000 children.

Charity founder Abraham Israel was among the guests.

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Cantor Joseph Malovany - An Evening of Song

By emma.sosner, November 4, 2009
Time:
Saturday 28 November
7:00pm - 10:15pm

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JCC Lit Cafe - Kitzer Kibbitzer

By JCC, October 29, 2009
Time:
Tuesday 10 November
8:00pm - 10:00pm

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MDA cooks up a £1.4m menu

By Robyn Rosen, October 29, 2009

On the day he became Baron Sacks of Aldgate, the Chief Rabbi helped Magen David Adom UK with its own celebration — a 60th anniversary dinner which raised £1.4 million for the medical emergency charity.

Addressing over 300 guests at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, the Chief Rabbi said: “For 60 years, during war and peace, the Anglo-Jewish community has supported MDA and it is magnificent. When we’re in Israel and we see an ambulance and look at the British names along it, it makes us feel so proud.

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Shoah survivors watch given to HET

By Robyn Rosen, October 29, 2009

The poignant history of a watch hidden by Holocaust survivors at Bergen Belsen and later given to a liberating soldier has been revealed during a ceremony at the Houses of Parliament.

Holocaust Educational Trust chief executive Karen Pollock received the watch (pictured) in the presence of Commons Speaker John Bercow and Tory MP Dr Julian Lewis. It had been donated by Elizabeth Barnes, 79, of Hythe, Hampshire, whose late father Ronald Cowles had bought it from the soldier over 60 years ago.

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Israel Connect and Mitzvah Day Club Night

By israelconnect, October 27, 2009
Time:
Saturday 14 November
9:00pm - 15 November 2009, 2:00am

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Nicely judged tribute

October 22, 2009

City of London Magistrates Court was packed with legal representatives to mark the retirement of Diana Black after 38 years as a magistrate.

Mrs Black was first appointed at the age of 32 in Harrogate. She transferred to the City bench when her husband Judge Barrington Black, the Western Marble Arch Synagogue president, took up his appointment in London.

It is believed that she was the country’s longest serving magistrate and her last case involved a £39 million VAT fraud.

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Nathan the Wise by GE Lessing

October 22, 2009
Time:
Thursday 29 October
7:30am

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JCC Gallery - Anish Kapoor at the Royal Academy

By JCC, October 21, 2009
Time:
Sunday 1 November
3:00pm - 5:00pm

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FROM POP TO DOOWOP

October 21, 2009
Time:
Thursday 29 October
8:30pm

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