The ORT UK Annual Dinner in honour of businessman and philanthropist Natie Kirsh was held on Tuesday 10th November at the Jumeirah Carlton Towers.
More than 300 guests helped to raise over £500,000 towards the ORT network of schools in Israel.
The Rt Hon Lord Young Graffham introduced the special guest Natie Kirsh praising his outstanding philanthropy in the Jewish and non-Jewish World. Mr Kirsh was inducted into ORT’s 1880 Society, recognising his tremendous support for the organisation. In accepting his award Mr Kirsh spoke of his deep affection with ORT and his pride in their shared project, Derech, which provides computers and training in high school yeshivas in order to give the students there the tools to find employment after their studies.
The evening was rounded off by British stage and screen star Simon Callow CBE, regaling the audience with his own Jew-ish experiences.