On Sunday 7th October Jewish Care Scotland gave Giffnock Shul banqueting hall a glamorous makeover and hosted our sold out 160th Anniversary Dinner.
Guests were piped into Giffnock Shul by Cho Lam Lee and began the evening with a sparkling reception. Hilarious impressionist Jess Robinson kicked off the night’s entertainment and the JCS promotional video was premiered. A delicious three-course meal followed, catered by the Kosher Chef, and pianist Martin Berlow provided musical entertainment between courses.
The evening’s speaker was Josh Llewellyn-Jones, who has recently completed the incredible task of lifting one million kilograms of weight in a day. He gave an inspirational speech to a captivated audience.
This is a very special year for JCS as we celebrate the past and look forward to the future. We began in 1858 with a group of volunteers eager to help and have grown into a professional charity that provides innovative and individual care. Our volunteers are still invaluable to us and kickstarted our 160th celebrations at our Volunteer Coffee Evening in June.
Julie Marshall, JCS CEO, said: “What amazes me is just how much the Jewish community supports the organisation. I’ve never come across anything like it before.”
We are very thankful to our main event sponsor, The Walton Foundation, and Slaters for sponsoring the brochure. We would also like to thank the following for sponsoring the event: The Alma and Leslie Wolfson Charitable Trust, Brian and Andrea Fox, Stephen and Lucy Jacobs, Adam and Melanie Lewis, Olam Hazeh Charitable Trust, Jennifer and Mark Watson, Paul and Helena Winocour.
JCS are also very thankful to the dinner committee who made this event happen, these were the following: Howard Beach, Elspeth Campbell, Andrea Fox, Vicky Jackson, Ellen McVey, Sarah Rushbrooke, Kevin Simpson, Lennie Wilson and Helena Winocour.