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US’ Tribe Continuity Dinner looks to the future
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Thursday 4th May 2017

On Wednesday 26 April, the United Synagogue hosted its Tribe Continuity Dinner at the Kinloss Banqueting Suite. The event aimed to raise funds for the work of Tribe, to ensure that they continue to engage with Jewish youth and help to create future leaders for UK Jewry.

Guest of Honour, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, addressing guests

Guest of Honour, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, spoke about the excellent work of Tribe in helping to create the next generation of leaders, and for “sowing the seeds for a great Jewish future”. The appeal included young members of Tribe speaking about their personal experiences on a number of Tribe programmes, which have powerfully impacted on their Jewish identity. International performer, Dudu Fisher, provided entertainment.

Tribe participants Max Goldstone & Bella Koopman

Alex Kitsberg & Sammi Michaels talk about their experiences of Tribe programmes

Dudu Fisher entertaining guests

United Synagogue Director of Jewish Living, David Collins, said: “This dinner showcased the impact of The US through Tribe and Young US. The funds raised will help to create a future for our communities through engaging, educating and inspiring the next generation.”

Alan Aziz, United Synagogue Director of Development, added: “I am so pleased at the success of the Tribe Continuity Dinner. The US’ impact on the Jewish community can sometimes be overlooked. Our guests at the dinner saw for themselves just how much great work we are doing and how deserving of support it really is.”

United Synagogue President, Stephen Pack, commented: "The Tribe Continuity Dinner held on Wednesday night was an opportunity to support Tribe so it has the resources it needs to extend its work, reach more young Jews and be even more effective. With the help of so many generous people we have achieved our objective and I would like to say a huge thank you to all those involved." 

Funds raised will allow The US and Tribe to offer subsidies for participants to attend meaningful experiences including summer and winter camps, Israel Tour and Days Out, as well as supporting our local communities.

You can watch the fundraising appeal video here.

(L to R) US President, Stephen Pack; Guest of Honour, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis; US Chief Executive, Steven Wilson