Central London

Givers happily take the bait

By Alex Kasriel, October 8, 2009

Although Jews are supposed to give at least one-tenth of their income to charity, Institute of Jewish Policy Research figures suggest that 20-to-30-somethings are less likely to do so than their parents.

To counteract this, the Charities Advisory Trust, headed by Dame Hilary Blume, ran an event in Mayfair to inspire young professionals to become philanthropists.

Called Happy Givers — because giving promotes a sense of well-being — it featured representatives of four charities who tried to persuade the 40-strong crowd to part with their cash.

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Succah in the City

October 8, 2009

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner hosted a “Succah in the City” for more than 150 members of London’s Jewish business community on Tuesday.

Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks was the guest of honour and former Lloyds Banking Group chairman Sir Victor Blank was also among those present.

The large succah was set up at BLP’s London Bridge offices on a terrace overlooking the River Thames. It was also made available by BLP to UJIA and the Tel Aviv University Trust for breakfast events.

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Israeli Supernatural Entertainer - Direct from Las Vegas

By israelconnect, October 6, 2009
Time:
Monday 19 October
7:00pm - 9:30pm

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JCC Jewish Journeys - A Walk of Firsts

By JCC, October 1, 2009
Time:
Tuesday 20 October
10:00am

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Mayfair Succah

By DKessler, September 25, 2009
Time:
Monday 5 October
8:00am - 9 October 2009, 4:00pm

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John Hurt: Lessons not learnt from Holocaust

By Robyn Rosen, September 24, 2009

Actor John Hurt fears the world has not learned the lessons of the Holocaust.

Mr Hurt was one of the speakers at a Holocaust Educational Trust dinner in central London, making a link between events leading up to the Shoah and current economic problems.

“We’re in a situation now which is dangerous and parallels can be made to the time before the war, with the banking crises and loss of faith in the government. We love to put blame on the Hitlers and the Stalins but we need to look at ourselves and see that we are all at fault.”

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Family friendly Bayswater

September 24, 2009

A mother and toddlers group has been launched at the New West End Synagogue in Bayswater in a bid to integrate more young central London families into the community.

The group is the idea of Toni Nagel, who runs the congregation’s children’s services, and two New West End mums, Keren Levy and Charlotte Poltny. It has the active support of the minister’s wife, Anne Shisler, and the congregation’s acting chair, Gaby Morris.

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Jewish Journeys: Borough Market

By JCC, September 23, 2009
Time:
Friday 16 October
9:30am - 12:00pm

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JCC Culture Clinic

By JCC, September 23, 2009
Time:
Wednesday 30 September
6:00pm - 8:30pm

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Toddlers@NewWestEnd Succot Fun!

By nwetoddlers, September 21, 2009
Time:
Monday 5 October
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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