UK celebrates with 160 events
period between leaving the IDF and entering politics, after completing 38 years of military service.
Around 850 people attended the dinner, which raised more than £3 million for the charity.
The money will go towards “vital programmes in the UK and in Israel”, it said.
MORE THAN 160 events will be held around the country during October and November to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, it has been announced.
Lectures, panel discussions, community gatherings and Shabbat meals will take place in synagogues, schools and universities, to commemorate the document which laid out British support for a Jewish homeland.
Events will take place in London, Manchester, Leeds, Scotland and elsewhere, with each one organised by a local committee. The climax of the centenary will be highlighted by Balfour 100 Shabbat celebrations, which will be marked across the denominations.
Simon Johnson, chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, said: “The number of events is testament to the many local communities who are committed to ensuring the centenary’s success.”