Over 1,800 viewers attended an online no-holds barred interview with Lord Levy, to mark the celebration of the United Synagogue’s 150th anniversary. Mill Hill’s Rabbi Schochet, Edgware’s Rebbetzen Lister, Hampstead Garden Suburb’s Rabbanit Freidman and Kenton’s Rabbi Black conducted the interview, and the evening was introduced by United Synagogue President Michael Goldstein.

The Labour Peer answered questions on a range of topics including the difficulties this country has faced during the coronavirus crisis, his fundraising successes over the years, his childhood and upbringing, and the future of the United Synagogue. Lord Levy also shared how he discovered his ‘asking’ skills, and how they made him into the philanthropist he is today.

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet said: “It was wonderful to have more than 1,800 people watch Lord Levy be grilled by a panel of Rabbis and Rebbetzens. I want to express my personal gratitude to him for making the time to come along because I know that even in lockdown he is busier than most people might be outside of lockdown.”