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Reform raise 200k

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-10-11

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Over £200,000 was pledged to support the work of the Reform Movement at its annual dinner at Lord's Cricket Ground in St Johns Wood, north west London.

This year's dinner was themed around its younger members from youth to young adults and included performances as well as personal stories of how the organisation has touched their lives.

Student rabbi David Mitchell revealed his journey from being part of the orthodox world and finding his place as a gay man in reform Judaism.

According to the organisation, this year's dinner was the highest amount of money ever raised at one of its events.

"The money raised will enable us to reach out to more young people; inspiring them and strengthening their Jewish identity, to ensure a brighter and more secure Jewish future for the whole community," said Reform Movement head, Rabbi Dr Tony Bayfield.