Envoy draws the crowds
ISRAEL AMBASSADOR Daniel Taub addressed a joint event held by the South London Israel Forum and Sutton and District Synagogue which attracted people from the area’s United, Liberal and Reform communities, as well as Nightingale House residents.
Speaking on new challenges and opportunities in Israel diplomacy, Mr Taub cited examples from his experience of representing Israel at the United Nations and in the negotiation room. He answered a broad range of questions, from the changing situation in the region to the image of Israel in the UK.
The envoy was presented with a donation for the Israeli charity Yad Sarah, providing assistance to those with medical problems, and a signed bottle of Speaker John Bercow’s Parliamentary whisky.
MALDON CampSimcha, helping young people with serious illness and their families, held Essex retreats for over 200 children and parents. Activities included a banquet with “Harry Potter”. Pictured ( from far left) are Raffi Ross and volunteer Vidi Horwich; Cali BenSimon and volunteer Debbie Meyer; and volunteer David Gottlieb and Nathan Ridgway
WESTEND Explorer Sir Ralph Fiennes ( centre, with Ronnie Harris and Keith Breslauer) was guest speaker at Norwood’s annual property lunch, which raised a record £550,000-plus