Israeli diplomats celebrate new year

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 October, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 October, 2009, 12:00am

Jewish New Year

Where: Lounge, JW Marriott hotel

When: September 22

What: The Israeli consulate celebrated Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and welcomed visiting Israeli chef Eran Zino for a Jewish Gourmet Festival. With folk song performances by a girls' choir and a prayer from rabbi Mordechai Avtzon, dignitaries then dug into the light buffet - and favourites such as chicken liver disappeared fast.

Who: Shalom greetings went out to Israeli Consul General Amikam Levy, Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs So Kam-shing, Chip Tsao, Manohar Chugh and special guest, Hamy Peres, son of former Israeli president Shimon Peres.