Yesterday morning our team photographed a truly landmark occasion, the official launch of the Wohl Enterprise Hub in north London, a dynamic environment in which new business can grow and become self-sustaining. Powered by our inspirational friends at Work Avenue, this is a wonderful space which we are sure will be a great success. It was such an honour for us to photograph this occasion, creating a record of the launch for future generations to look back upon.
Attendees included many donors and community leaders, influential and generous people too numerous to mention by name, many of whom affixed and blessed a Mezuzah (a piece of parchment inscribed with specific Hebrew verses, often in a decorative case), onto the door of the room they had sponsored.
One of the most influential scholars in Jewish history, Maimonides, wrote that there are Eight Levels of Giving. The highest form is endowing someone with a gift or loan, entering into a partnership with them, or finding employment for them, in order to strengthen their hand until they are no longer dependent upon others. This is what Work Avenue do, through education and mentoring – they find employment for those seeking it, and help new businesses to flourish.
Here are a few of our favourite images…