BLP hosts seventh successful ‘Succah in the City’
International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) hosted more than 200 high profile guests from the Jewish business community at a specially constructed ‘Succah’ at the firm’s London office yesterday (Thursday, 4 October 2012) as it celebrated its seventh successful Succah in the City event.
The firm has opened its Succah to two Jewish communal organisations, the United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) and the Union of Jewish Students (UJS), to celebrate the festival of Succot at what is thought to be the largest Succah in the City, holding up to 200 people at a time. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the UK Supreme Court, was the special guest at the Succah during the UJS event.
The festival of Succot commemorates the wandering of the Jews after their Exodus from Egypt, and the Succah represents the makeshift dwellings they lived in at the time. The BLP Succah is situated adjacent to the firm’s Adelaide House office on a terrace overlooking the River Thames.
Neville Eisenberg, BLP’s Managing Partner, said: “We are delighted that as ever so many people have been able to celebrate the festival of Succot in our Succah in the City.”
In addition to “Succah in the City”, BLP is committed to many other charitable activities including various community projects, environmental sustainability initiatives, pro bono volunteering, and supporting the development of Britain’s young athletes through sponsorship programmes.
Over 30 percent of BLP staff and 90 percent of trainees take part in Corporate Social Responsibility activities and a number of our partners are trustees and board members of charitable organisations, including Mentor UK, Heart Cells Foundation, the Three Faiths Forum, Cancerkin and the Holocaust Educational Trust.
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