Sephardi head hosts Span­ish en­voy

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY SI­MON ROCKER

A RE­CEP­TION in hon­our of Span­ish Am­bas­sador Car­les Casajuana was hosted by the spir­i­tual head of Lon­don’s Span­ish and Por­tuguese Jews’ Con­gre­ga­tion, Rabbi Abra­ham Levy.

En­voys from Spain are tra­di­tion­ally in­vited to visit the com­mu­nity in recog­ni­tion of its his­toric links with the coun­try, Rabbi Levy ex­plained.

Mr Casajuana said that Jewish cul­ture formed “a very im­por­tant com­po­nent” of Span­ish her­itage and cul­ture.

Guests in­cluded Dame Gail and Ger­ald Ron­son — or “Don Ger­aldo” as Rabbi Levy dubbed him.

Mr Ron­son re­ceived the Span­ish equiv­a­lent of a knight­hood ear­lier this year for his busi­ness and phil­an­thropic achieve­ments.

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