Jewish husband delighted at Katherine’s KKL support

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SUPERSTAR soprano Katherine Jenkins topped off a sparkling evening at the latest JNF KKL Scotland dinner.

An Evening with Katherine Jenkins, held in the Hilton Glasgow on Sunday, was attended by 420 guests.

Miss Jenkins enchanted the audience with her performance of a variety of songs and arias, including the Habanera from Carmen, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, Amazing Grace, You’ll Never Walk Alone and We’ll Meet Again.

Miss Jenkins told the audience: “It’s lovely to be back in Scotland and I would like to thank JNF for inviting me to be part of this evening.

“My husband (Andrew Levitas) is a Jewish New Yorker and he is very happy that I am here to tonight to support this charity event.”

JNF KKL Scotland president Stanley Lovatt thanked principal patron Lady Bette Stone, representing The Alexander Stone Foundation.

“Bette, you are a stalwart supporter,” he said. “I think that you have attended every dinner we have held for the past 25 years.”

World KKL JNF director general Amnon Ben Ami and deputy ambassador Sharon Bar Li also spoke.

Miss Jenkins was introduced by JNF KKL Scotland chairman David Links, whose grandfather Abraham was the founder of the charity in Glasgow.

Mr Lovatt made a presentation to JNF KKL Scotland office administrator Elaine Vulkan, who has worked for the organisation for 25 years.

He also presented a certificate to Miss Jenkins for 1,000 trees to be planted in Israel in her name.

There was a raffle and an auction with after-dinner speaker Des McKeown acting as auctioneer.

Mr Lovatt told the Jewish Telegraph: “Katherine Jenkins is a wonderful individual to work with. As well as having a beautiful voice, she has a very warm and bubbly personality.

“Amnon Ben Ami invited her tonight to perform in Jerusalem. He has thrown down the gauntlet to me to help make it happen.”

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