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Report on WJC Solidarity Mission
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

International Division Vice Chair Edwin Shuker is among the 78 person WJC Mission to Israel Read More

Live streaming of Sunday\'s Plenary at 11am
by The Board posted in Community

Click here for the link to streaming for the Plenary at 11am on Sunday Read More

The following message is JUST FOR DEPUTIES CONCERNING A CHANGE OF TIME FOR BOARD MEETING – 20th July 2014
by The Board posted in Community

As many of you will be aware a Rally is being held outside the Israeli Embassy on Sunday afternoon, 20th July supporting Israel at this very difficult time. Read More

Israel: Community Update and Call to Action
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Briefing on Operation Protective Edge and how community members can write to MPs Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing July 9 2014
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing Read More

Board statement on current developments in Israel
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Last night a reported three and a half million Israelis, nearly half of the whole population, rushed to bomb-shelters as Hamas launched rockets reaching Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Today, those rockets have reached nearly as Zichron Yaakov, just outside Haifa and 115km from Gaza. Read More

Board of Deputies Briefing on Operation Protective Edge
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The following is a Board of Deputies update on Operation Protective Edge as of the afternoon of Wednesday July 9. Read More

Redbridge MIKE Awards – a lot to learn from Essex
by The Board posted in Community

The ceremony at Redbridge JCC recently for teenagers completing their MIKE (Motivation, Inspiration, Knowledge and Education) programme was uplifting. Invited as guest speaker I addressed nearly 100 young people (and their families), committed to their community and learning about volunteering, social action, giving back, youth leadership and generally building our society. Read More

Board statement on arrests relating to horrific killing of Arab teenager
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Following the reported arrests of six Jewish extremists in connection with the horrific killing of Arab teenager Muhammed Abu Khdeir, a Board spokesman says the following. Read More

700 members of UK Jewish community come together to mourn murdered Israeli teens
by The Board posted in Community

In a show of great communal unity more than 700 people turned up at extremely short notice for the Jewish community vigil for the three murdered Israeli teenagers Gilad Shaar; Naftali Fraenkel; and Eyal Yifrach. Read More

We do not need more grieving mothers
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Board statement in response to the overnight killing of Palestinian teenager, Muhammad Abu Khdeir. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing July 2 2014
by The Board posted in Community

For the latest community news click here Read More

Enabling religious observance in leading teaching hospital
by The Board posted in Community

In a guest blog Kea Hovers, Equality & Diversity Manager of St George’s Hospital explains how she has created a new ‘Religion and belief code of practice’ which will greatly enable medical staff to practice their religion in the most open way possible. Read More

Board of Deputies statement on despicable murders of teenage Israelis
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Tonight, the thoughts and prayers of the Jewish community are with the families and friends of Gilad Sha’ar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frankel, whom we mourn with great distress. Read More

Not your average Lazy Sunday Afternoon as HOs take part in communal charity events
by The Board posted in Community

The Board President and Vice President both took part in charitable endeavours on Sunday. President Vivian Wineman was cycling to Brighton as part of the 100km London to Brighton Norwood Bike ride. At the same time, Defence Chair and Vice President Jonathan Arkush took part in the 10km Maccabi GB Community Fun Run under the brand new ‘roof’ of Allianz Park, where Saracens play rugby. Read More

The Board is recruiting a new Public Affairs International Officer
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The Board is recruiting a new Public Affairs International Officer. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their career in public affairs. You will be working in a fast paced environment as part of a vibrant team. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing June 25 2014
by The Board posted in Community

Read the Community Briefing here. Read More

Board statement on the disgraceful racism inflicted on Jewish gravestones in Manchester
by The Board posted in Defence

Board statement on the disgraceful racism inflicted on Jewish gravestones in Manchester. Read More

MPs Nick de Bois and Lee Scott address North London synagogue
by The Board posted in Community

At Southgate Progressive synagogue last week, local MP Nick de Bois was joined by Lee Scott MP to speak to over 50 community members. Read More

Alex Brummer writes from \"first Jewish Media Summit\"
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Alex Brummer is in Jerusalem where he chaired a panel for what is being billed as the world’s \"first Jewish Media Summit\". Read More

Youth Forum video
by The Board posted in Community

More than 40 leaders of Jewish organisations in the UK attended a Board of Deputies seminar designed to consider how established communal bodies might more effectively secure or retain the engagement of young adults in the 21 – 35 age group. Watch the video at the bottom of the article to discover more Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing June 18 2014
by The Board posted in Community

Read about the latest news affecting UK Jewry Read More

Board statement on the death of Rabbi Nachman Sudak z\'l
by The Board posted in Community

Board statement on the very sad news about the death of Rabbi Nachman Sudak Read More

World Jewish Congress Solidarity Mission to Brussels
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

International Division Chair Alex Brummer writes about attending the emergency mission in Brussels shortly after the Jewish Museum killings Read More

Solidarity with the Belgian Community
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The British Jewish Community′s thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of the Brussels Jewish Museum shooting. This is a shocking act of terror and is a stark reminder that violent hatred and antisemitism is still very present in Europe. We call on the Belgian authorities to act swiftly in bringing the culprits to justice and for governments across Europe to ensure minority communities are protected against such despicable acts. Read More

Breaking down barriers: Three days with the UK Task Force
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The Board is proud to be a founder member of the UK Task Force on issues relating to Arab citizens of Israel. The Board’s International Officer Joseph Moses attended the three day trip. . Read More

Community Briefing May 21 2014
by The Board posted in Community

Read the Community Briefing for the latest news affecting UK Jewry Read More

Party leaders send personal messages to Jewish community as Euro Elections approach
by The Board posted in Community

After months of campaigning this most intriguing of Euro Elections will take place on May 22. Our Jewish Manifesto has generated community wide interest, and this has not escaped the leaders of our three main parties. Read their messages to you by clicking here. Read More

Board of Deputies Plenary May 18 2014
by The Board posted in Community

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Promoting Israeli life saving initiatives
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

For the second year running, Richmond Deputy, Tony Cotton has presented the outstanding work of Israeli charity, Save a Child\'s Heart, at a south London fair. Read More

London MEPs pledge to protect Jewish rights at European Election hustings
by The Board posted in Defence

MEP candidates agreed that there should not be specific, discriminatory labelling of religiously slaughtered meat, and to protect religious freedoms including Brit Milah, at a European Elections hustings for the London Jewish community. Read More

London MEPs pledge to protect Jewish rights at European Election hustings
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

MEP candidates agreed that there should not be specific, discriminatory labelling of religiously slaughtered meat, and to protect religious freedoms including Brit Milah, at a European Elections hustings for the London Jewish community this week. Read More

Nick Clegg welcomes the Jewish Manifesto
by The Board posted in Community

Nick Clegg has released a video welcoming the Jewish Manifesto for the European Elections published by the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Read More

Gillian Merron to be next Board Chief Executive
by The Board posted in Community

We are thrilled to announce that Gillian Merron a former Government Minister and Member of Parliament for Lincoln - is to become our new Chief Executive. Read More

Statement on the death of Lady Hazel Sternberg z\'l
by The Board posted in Community

The Board is extremely sad to hear of the passing of Lady Hazel Sternberg. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing April 30 2014
by The Board posted in Community

Read the Board of Deputies Community Briefing for the latest news affecting UK Jewry Read More

The Executive Committee of the European Jewish Congress met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahuin Jerusalem
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The Executive Committee of the European Jewish Congress met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on April 24 in Jerusalem. Read More

Board of Deputies and London Jewish Forum European Elections Hustings
by The Board posted in Community

The European Parliament elections take place on 22 May 2014. The Board of Deputies of British Jews and London Jewish Forum invite you to our EU Hustings event for the London region. Read More

Video of the Holocaust Commission Youth Consultation at JW3 this week
by The Board posted in Community

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The Board of Deputies condemns a Jews for Jesus promotional video showing Jesus carrying a cross at the gates of Auschwitz.
by The Board posted in Defence

The Board of Deputies condemns a Jews for Jesus promotional video showing Jesus carrying a cross at the gates of Auschwitz. Read More

Board of Deputies responds to Methodist Briefing on the arguments for and against BDS of Israel with a new challenge: Don’t be part of the problem. Start being part of the solution.
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

At the Board of Deputies, we have seen and read the briefing, “A briefing document for the Methodist people on the arguments for and against the Boycott Divestment Sanctions Movement”. It confirms our earlier fears, set out in our response to the consultation. The process was flawed because it only allowed itself to consider BDS; which does not promote peace, it only deepens divisions. It did not effectively consider other, more productive means of engaging in the tragic conflict in the Middle East. Read More

Video of Holocaust Commission consultation
by The Board posted in Defence

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Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission: How can you get involved
by The Board posted in Defence

Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission: How can you get involved? Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing March 26 2014
by The Board posted in Community

Read the Community Briefing here Read More

Muslim Jewish Forum shining example of interfaith at Durham University
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

Guest blogger Ben Kasstan writes about creating Durham University’s first Muslim Jewish Forum. It has built a bridge between the Jewish and Islamic society who were previously disconnected and divided over the on-going political situation in Israel-Palestine. Read More

BOARD OF DEPUTIES URGES MASSIVE RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT HOLOCAUST CONSULTATION
by The Board posted in Defence

Individuals and institutions from right across the Jewish community are being urged by the Board of Deputies to ensure a massive response to the Government’s Holocaust Commission’s consultation on the future of Holocaust education and commemoration. The Board has been invited by the Government to coordinate the community’s response and will be hosting a series of meetings in London and Leeds over the next two months to give experts and members of the public plenty of opportunities to participate in the consultation before the deadline for submissions on 30th May. Read More

The Board of Deputies condemns the shameful scenes last night when the Student Union of King’s College London voted to support BDS of Israel.
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The Board of Deputies condemns the shameful scenes last night when the Student Union of King’s College London voted to support BDS of Israel. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing
by The Board posted in Community

Read the Community Briefing to learn about what has been going on in the community this past week. Read More

Board members meet Romanian President
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The President of the Board alongside two Deputies met the Romanian President this week in a ceremony in which EJC President Dr Moshe Kantor was presented with a national award. Read More

Board statement on reports of the firing of 70 rockets into Southern Israel
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Board statement in response to 70 rockets reportedly having been fired into southern Israel. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing March 12 2014
by The Board posted in Community

For the latest news affecting UK Jewry Read More

Board statement on David Cameron arriving in Israel
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

We are delighted that David Cameron is making his first official visit to Israel. It underlines the commitment of the British government to the Israel-Palestinian peace process and the two state solution. Read More

Community leaders discuss future direction of UK Jewry
by The Board posted in Community

The Board convened a full day conference examining the future strategies for the leadership of UK Jewry at UCL on Sunday.The conference, entitled Vision 20 20: Leading British Jewry into the Future, was run in association with UCL’s Institute for Jewish Studies. The Jewish Chronicle were the sponsors. Read More

Aipac 2014
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Vice President Jonathan Arkush reports on his recent trip to Washington after attending Aipac Conference 2014. Read More

Shechitah update following last Thursday’s front page story in the Times
by The Board posted in Defence

Defence Chair Jonathan Arkush with an update on the Shechita campaign following last week\'s attack by John Blackwell. Read More

The Board is recruiting for Summer Voluntary Internships
by The Board posted in Community

We are recruiting Summer voluntary interns. Read More

Board of Deputies Statement in response to the Times front page article
by The Board posted in Defence

As many of you will know the Jewish Community responded with great concern following renewed calls on the front page of The Times newspaper yesterday, from the incoming President of the British Veterinary Association, John Blackwell, for religious slaughter to be banned. Read More

Jewish Community Decries British Veterinary ‘Dereliction of Duty’
by The Board posted in Defence

The Jewish Community responded with great concern this morning following renewed calls on the front page of The Times newspaper from the incoming President of the British Veterinary Association, John Blackwell, for religious slaughter to be banned. Read More

Board defends religious slaughter after it comes under attack from President-elect of British Veterinary Association
by The Board posted in Defence

Board Vice President Jonathan Arkush appeared on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 to defend religious slaughter after John Blackwell, President-elect of the British Veterinary Association called for Ministers to consider banning it in its current form. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing March 5 2014
by The Board posted in Community

For the latest news affecting UK Jewry Read More

Remembering Madiba at Westminster service
by The Board posted in General Interest

When someone dies at an advanced age after a life of great achievement then the appropriate reaction is to be grateful for his life rather than to mourn his death. It was fitting therefore that on Monday the government organised a service of thanksgiving for the life of Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey which Board President Vivian Wineman was privileged to attend. Read More

Board President meets Austrian President
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

A European Jewish Congress delegation led by President Dr. Moshe Kantor, and including Board President, and Chairman of the Council of the EJC, Vivian Wineman, met with Austrian President Heinz Fischer last week Read More

Board’s expert panel meets with Examinations board about cultural sensitivities around exam questions
by The Board posted in Education

An expert panel convened by the Board of Deputies’ education team met with a leading schools examinations board this week over issues relating to cultural sensitivities around examination questions. Read More

Chatham Rules in Jewish Kent
by The Board posted in Community

Chatham Memorial Synagogue, a traditional Orthodox synagogue, in Rochester. has become the social centre for the various Jewish communities of Kent. The idea started some years ago, when the late Hilary Halpern, then Chairman of Chatham Synagogue, had discussions with the then chairman of Kent Liberal Jewish Community, Tony Kreit, with a view to arranging social/cultural events, in which all shades of Jewish opinion could join. Read More

Board 20 20 Vision Conference details
by The Board posted in Community

We pleased to be able to present to you a draft programme which has now been agreed for the Board’s first full day Conference for more than ten years. Read More

Board of Deputies welcomes the Government’s renewal of funding for the Near Neighbours Programme
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

The Board of Deputies welcomes the Government’s renewal of funding for the Near Neighbours Programme, which has been extremely successful over the last three years Read More

Jewish communal statements regarding Nicolas Anelka verdict
by The Board posted in Defence

Following the independent tribunal\'s decision to uphold charges against Nicolas Anelka Jewish community organisation have issued the following statement Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing February 26 2014
by The Board posted in Community

Read the community Briefing for the latest news about UK Jewry Read More

The launch of a European manifesto for the UK Jewish community
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Public Affairs International Officer Joseph Moses writes about the UK Jewish Community’s Manifesto, produced by the Board, for the upcoming European Parliament Elections. He explains how policy makers and European and World umbrella Jewish organisations have responded so positively to it and how the document has a series of key asks that we encourage our community members to take to their candidates. To read the blog please click here. Read More

Board launches search for new Chief Executive
by The Board posted in Community

The Board of Deputies is launching a comprehensive, transparent and professional process to recruit a permanent Chief Executive, with adverts placed across the Jewish media and beyond. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing February 19 2014
by The Board posted in Community

For the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community Read More

First ever European Jewish Manifesto launched in front of Jewish communal representatives
by The Board posted in Defence

The European Jewish Manifesto was officially unveiled on Sunday at the Board of Deputies’ Plenary meeting. The Manifesto is the first ever produced specifically for the European Jewish community. It provides information for MEP candidates, so they are fully informed of the community’s European concerns. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing February 13 2014
by The Board posted in Community

Read the Community Briefing for the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community, including about an event hosted by Nick Clegg. Read More

Rep Council President addresses 250 school pupils in Bolton for HMD
by The Board posted in Defence

Manchester Jewish Rep Council President, and Deputy, Frank Baigel told the different stories of the Journeys of Tibor Molnar [Terry Samuels ] a 6 yr old survivor of Belsen and Friedrich Hirschfeld [Frank Henderson] a Kinder transport teenager at the Holocaust Memorial Day event for 250 school children in Bolton Lancs. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing February 5 2014
by The Board posted in Community

Read the Community Briefing for the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community. Read More

Statement on exclusion of Dieudonne M’bala M’bala from the UK
by The Board posted in Defence

To read our statement please click. Read More

Statement following the disgraceful vandalism of Reform synagogue in Raanana, Israel
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Statement in response to a Reform synagogue in Ra\'anana, Israel being vandalized with graffiti Read More

The death of Dayan Lopian z\'l
by The Board posted in Community

The Board was extremely sad to hear of the passing of Dayan Lopian z\'l. Read More

Board sessions at Manchester Day Limmud
by The Board posted in Community

Deputies of the Board are involved in the following 13 sessions at Sunday’s Manchester Day Limmud. Read More

Holocaust Memorial Day Journeys of Difference and Similarity
by The Board posted in Defence

The Board\'s Public and Parliamentary Officer Sophie Dunoff writes about attending City Hall’s Holocaust Memorial Day event. She explains how the well-chosen theme of Journeys was the focus for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing January 29 2014
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing January 22 2014
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community. Read More

Holocaust Memorial Day Regional Events
by The Board posted in Community

The following are events for HMD in the regions Read More

Statement on the decision by the FA to charge Nicolas Anelka with aggravated misconduct
by The Board posted in Defence

Board statement on the decision by the FA to charge Nicolas Anelka with aggravated misconduct. Read More

Board writes to Home Office urging them to prevent Vona Gabor from speaking in the UK
by The Board posted in Defence

Board writes to Home Office urging them to prevent Vona Gabor from speaking in the UK Read More

Community Briefing January 15
by The Board posted in Community

Read the community briefing for the latest news affecting the UK Jewish Community. Read More

Sunday\'s Plenary
by The Board posted in Community

To watch this Sunday\'s live stream of our Plenary please click here for the link. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 8 January 2014
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community. Read More

Limmud 2013- Board makes full contribution to annual festival of learning
by The Board posted in Education

The dust has finally settled after the record breaking Limmud Conference at Warwick University. Among the biggest draws was our own Interfaith and Social Action consultant Rabbi Natan Levy, whose Talmud Live! Sessions- in which halachic tractates were discussed using role playing and audience interaction- attended by over 100 people. Read More

Board delighted at news of upcoming visit to Israel by PM
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

We are delighted that David Cameron is making his first official visit to Israel next month- it could not be more timely. It underlines the commitment of the British government to the Israel-Palestinian peace process and the two state solution to which the British Jewish community is so deeply devoted. Read More

Board Reaction to Anelka ‘Quenelle’ Salute
by The Board posted in Community

The ‘Quenelle’ is widely recognised as an antisemitic gesture and Dieudonne has form for race hate. French politicians and Jews on the continent generally were appalled to see this gesture displayed on television. We call on the Football Association to investigate this matter urgently and take appropriate action. Read More

Board Sessions at Limmud Conference 2013
by The Board posted in General Interest

The Board Staff and Deputies are delighted to be participating in the following sessions. We hope that you can attend as many of them as possible! Yours sincerely, the Board’s presenting team. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing December 18 2013
by The Board posted in Community

Read the Community Briefing for the latest news about the UK Jewish community. Read More

The challenge of minority rights in Europe
by The Board posted in Defence

The Board this week hosted a panel of human rights experts discussing the state of minority rights in Europe. The talk was entitled “The State of Minority Rights in Europe – the Jakob Finci Case and other ongoing issues” and included leading human rights lawyer Clive Baldwin, Shauna Leven, Director of European Jewish human rights group René Cassin, and Alex Maws, Head of Education at the Holocaust Educational Trust. Read More

Celebrating with Westminster friends
by The Board posted in Defence

This Chanukah the Board of Deputies in conjunction with the newly formed All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews hosted its’ second Parliamentary Chanukah reception, in the House of Commons. It was as one deputy described it a most memorable event. The room was full to capacity, packed with many good and great friends of the Jewish community. Read More

Education, Education, Education
by The Board posted in Education

The Board has been extremely busy in fulfilling its mandate of presenting Judaism to non Jews. Read More

Deputy Prime Minister lights up Parliament at Board Chanukah Reception
by The Board posted in Community

The Deputy Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Nick Clegg, was the Guest of Honour at the Board of Deputies’ Chanukah Reception in Parliament. He was joined by over 40 Parliamentarians from the three main parties, as well as senior Jewish community figures and representatives of other faith communities in what is one of the key political networking events in the Jewish calendar. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing December 3 2013
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community Read More

Deepening ties between French and UK Jews
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

On Sunday we hosted a series of bilateral meetings with the Crif (Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives de France). The meetings aimed at discussing common issues facing the French and UK Jewish communities and exploring areas for further joint cooperation. Read More

Towards a Manifesto for Europe
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

It seems so far away, but it isn’t. As of this week, it is less than six months elections for the European Parliament on 22 May 2014. The workings of this central EU institution are poorly understood by British voters, but these elections matter. Read More

Custodians of Jewish Cemetery appeal for descendents to help preserve plot
by The Board posted in Defence

The custodians of a precious part of the religious heritage of Cornwall are hoping the descendants of families buried in a hidden graveyard will help them repair the plot. The well-preserved headstones of the Penzance Jewish Cemetery are a reminder of at time when the town had a flourishing Jewish community. Read More

Historic speech by Home Secretary praises Board’s role in fighting for liberty in the UK
by The Board posted in Community

The Home Secretary Theresa May praised the Board of Deputies’ work in protecting students on UK campuses in her address at the Board’s President’s Dinner last night. She was speaking as Guest of Honour at the Mansion House event, alongside the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf. Among the honoured guests were former Home Secretary Lord Hurd and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. Read More

Appeal video for 2013 Annual Dinner
by The Board posted in Community

Appeal video for 2013 Annual Dinner highlighting the range of work that the Board is involved in. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing November 27 2013
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for all the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing November 20th 2013
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing November 13 2013
by The Board posted in General Interest

Read our Community Briefing for the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community. Read More

No to BDS, but there is a Better Way
by The Board posted in Defence

The Board of Deputies has issued its response to the Methodist Church in Britain’s Consultation about the tactic of Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. The Board’s response, which can be viewed in full below, emphasises that, rather than the destructive and divisive nature of BDS, those who want to have a positive impact on the Israel-Palestine conflict should actively invest in peace and reconciliation projects, as these build bridges rather than destroy them. Read More

Remembrance Day Camden Civic Service Address
by The Board posted in General Interest

Our Public Affairs Director Phil Rosenberg was honoured to be asked to address the Remembrance Day Camden Civic Service. Read More

Majority of Jewish marriages set to be strictly Orthodox in ten years on current trends says Board of Deputies
by The Board posted in Community

Marriages within the strictly Orthodox (Charedi) community are expected to account for more than half of all Jewish marriages in the UK within ten years, according to the latest statistics published by the community’s representative body, The Board of Deputies of British Jews. Read More

AJEX Parade on November 17
by The Board posted in General Interest

The Board is proud to announce that we formally involved in the AJEX Parade on November 17. Denise Lester, solicitor and Deputy for South Hampstead United Synagogue has kindly volunteered as the contact point for the Board’s delegation. Read More

Premier League Advertising Guru kicks off our Young Professionals Group
by The Board posted in Community

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Young Professionals’ Group. The idea is to bring together 25-35 year olds for fun, informal events, in which they are able to hear a talk from top professionals. Our first event is on Thursday December 12, with our guest speaker Alex Fynn, a former vice-chairman of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing November 6 2013
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for the latest news in the community Read More

Snowflakes and Snowballs
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

The Board is delighted to welcome guest blogger Barry Frankfurt who is writing about taking part in Mitzvah Day’s ‘Give Away Your Lunch’ on Friday November 15, something that Board staff are also going to be doing. The article was in last week’s Ham and High. Read More

Board Annual Dinner less than a month away
by The Board posted in General Interest

The Board\'s Annual Dinner is less than a month away. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, and one of the UK’s foremost politicians, will be our honoured guest speaker. She is the first Home Secretary to address the Board’s Dinner. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing October 30th 2013
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community. Read More

Europe, Internationalism & the Jews
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The Board\'s Public Affairs Director Phil Rosenberg blogs about his busy day in Brussels this week. Read More

Statement on Paul Reichmann
by The Board posted in General Interest

Following the death of property developer Paul Reichmann the Board has issued the following statement. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing October 23 2013
by The Board posted in Community

Read our Community Briefing for the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community Read More

Jewish Early Years teaching professionals discuss curriculum changes
by The Board posted in Education

An Early Years meeting sponsored by PaJeS and the Board of Deputies of British Jews saw nearly 70 educators from Jewish schools and nurseries hear from leading speakers in education about major changes to the Early Years curriculum. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 16th October 2013
by The Board posted in Community

Read the Community Briefing for all the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community. Read More

Success at Co-op meetings
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The Co-op\'s Boycott policies regarding Israel have been challenged at area meetings of the Co-op held across the country this month. Read More

Non Jewish school children learning lots about Judaism
by The Board posted in Education

One of the Board’s most successful products is the Seeing Jewish Life (SJL) tours, which teaches over a thousand non Jewish children a year about Judaism. The first of this academic year’s cohort were treated to a tour of the Jewish Military Museum in Hendon, before enjoying a delicious kosher lunch. Read More

Public Affairs Volunteer(s) wanted
by The Board posted in General Interest

We are looking for a high calibre Public Affairs volunteer. Read More

Fair Chanukah Fayre
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

The Grow Tatzmiach Project supports an incredible grassroots project which allows people to have a green and affordable gift buying experience. There will be stalls, music and wonderful sustainable Chanukah gifts that are good for the earth. Read More

Learning the Aleph Bet of Biblical Hebrew with other faiths
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

If you would like to learn the foundation text of organised religion - the Hebrew Bible - with members of the Christian and Muslim faiths then the Board’s six week course is perfect for you. Read More

Board of Deputies Plenary 11am Sunday streamed live here
by The Board posted in Community

Watch the Board Plenary at 11am on Sunday October 20 Read More

Joint statement from the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Methodist Church
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

Joint statement from the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Methodist Church. Read More

Statement about the death of the great Sephardi spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Statement about the death of the great Sephardi leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing October 2 2013
by The Board posted in Community

Read our Community Briefing for the latest news affecting UK Jewry. Read More

Party Conference 2013 - A Board\'s Eye View
by The Board posted in Defence

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Board of Deputies Community Briefing
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for all the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community. Read More

Limmud and the Board: Education at the heart of what we do
by The Board posted in Education

Deputy for World Jewish Relief and co-Chair of Limmud Conference, Richard Verber blogs about the central role Limmud, and the Board, play in UK Jewry. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for all the latest news affecting UK Jewry. Read More

Speaking up for Israel
by The Board posted in General Interest

I first spoke up for Jews in the 1950s at the age of about eight when I confronted my paternal grandmother, a fanatical Irish republican, about the photograph of Hitler at the bottom of her bed. “What about the Jews, Granny?” I asked. “British propaganda,” she replied. Fortunately my parents thought she was a lunatic, but I reckon I owe to her my early revulsion against violent Irish nationalism, Anglophobia and anti-Semitism. Read More

Updated statement on use of the Y-word
by The Board posted in Defence

The Board has issued an updated statement on the use of the Y-word at football matches. Read More

Board delighted that Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis will be attending Limmud
by The Board posted in Education

We are delighted that our new Chief Rabbi will be participating in the Limmud Conference. His presence at UK Jewry’s most successful and dynamic cross communal event elevates it still further, and we are greatly looking forward to hearing him speak there. Read More

Let’s forget opposition supporters. Even as a term of endearment, Yid Army is offensive
by The Board posted in Defence

Tottenham’s late great captain Danny Blanchflower famously refrained that “The Game is about Glory”. At its best, of course, it is. There is another part to football, however, and that is the far less beautiful language used by fans. Last week the Football Association took the laudable step of announcing that it considers the use of the term “Yid” (Yiddish for Jew, but often used against Jews as a form of abuse) to be an offensive term at football grounds Read More

Communal support grows for limiting all male panels
by The Board posted in Community

The Women in Jewish Leadership campaign to highlight the recurrent issue of all-male panels at communal events, where women are routinely overlooked, is gathering momentum. Read More

Statement about the decision by the Football Association to define the Y- word as an offensive term
by The Board posted in Defence

We welcome the decision by the Football Association to define the use of the ‘Y’- word (meaning “Yid”, the Yiddish for a Jew) at football matches as an offensive term. Read More

Board reaction to horrific suspected murder of a Bahai in Iran
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

Our statement on the suspected murder of a member of the Bahai faith in Iran on Saturday. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for the latest news affecting UK Jewry. Read More

Rosh Hashanah message from the President
by The Board posted in General Interest

This last year, 5773, has been a challenging but a successful one for the Board, and for the community we represent. Apart from the huge range of work carried out by the Board, defending the community\'s rights and promoting its vitality, we have also been engaged in a radical internal restructuring. We have already seen exciting improvements in our ability to deliver our message to government and to different sectors of the community. We are especially grateful for the contribution of our extremely dedicated staff, both past and present, and our 280 Deputies. Read More

Appearance on Radio Derby
by The Board posted in Defence

For our views on a crazy golf exhibition in Derby which includes a hole featuring Adolf Hitler in which he salutes and exclaims nein, nein, nein!, scroll to 1 hour and 47 min into the link of the BBC Radio Derby programme of August 29. Read More

Statement on the alleged arson attack on an Islamic Centre in Harlow, Essex
by The Board posted in Defence

We were shocked to hear of the senseless and violent attack on an Islamic Centre in Harlow, Essex. On behalf of the Jewish community we wish to express our solidarity with the Muslim community at this time. Read More

Statement on tragic deaths in Syria
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Statement on the tragic deaths in Syria this morning, which were possibly due to the use of chemical weapons Read More

Fighting against Co-op boycott of Israel
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Local communities and pro Israel support groups have been petitioning their local Co-op stores to urge the supermarket chain to bin their boycott policy regarding Israel. What started in Northern Ireland, with petitions there gaining over 600 signatures, has been taken up in various parts of Great Britain as well. Read More

Board\'s new edition of Jewish calendar and festivals up to 2019
by The Board posted in General Interest

The Board of Deputies has published a new edition of its calendar of Jewish festivals and holy days, covering the period up to 2019. Read More

Communities Partnership Project list of local services for High Holidays in small Jewish communities.
by The Board posted in Community

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Over 25 MPs and Lords back APPG on British Jews
by The Board posted in General Interest

We are delighted to announce that in just three days - during Parliamentary recess - we have already received 25 pledges from Parliamentarians to sign up to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews. Twenty is the number required to set up an APPG. Read More

Board of Deputies to serve as Secretariat of new All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews
by The Board posted in Community

The Board of Deputies is to serve as the secretariat of a new All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews, an initiative which will seek to broaden connections between Parliament and the UK Jewish community. Read More

Shooting of Rabbi Ovadia Isakov
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Statement on the shooting of Rabbi Ovadia Isakov Read More

Op-ed on Hezballah in the Jerusalem Post
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Chairman of our International Division writes in the Jerusalem Post about the decision by the EU to proscribe the military wing of Hezbollah. Read More

Jewish Way of Life Exhibition lights up Exeter 250 celebrations
by The Board posted in Education

Nearly 100 people packed into the Guildhall in Exeter city centre for the launch of The Jews of Exeter, written by Author Helen Fry. It was also the inauguration of the week long Jewish Way of Life Exhibition. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 24.7.13
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for all the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community. Read More

Congratulations on the royal birth
by The Board posted in Community

We wish a hearty Mazel Tov to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of a baby boy. Read More

Board welcomes decision by EU to classify military wing of Hizballah as terrorist organisation
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The Board welcomes the decision by the European Union to classify the military wing of Hizballah as a terrorist organisation. We now call on EU Member States to follow the example of France, the Netherlands, Israel, Canada and the United States to take the next logical step and proscribe Hizballah\'s political wing as well. Read More

Statement on David Ward
by The Board posted in Defence

Statement following the news that David Ward MP has had the whip withdrawn for two months, largely over the Parliamentary recess. Read More

Board of Deputies meeting with Polish Ambassador to the UK concerning Shechita
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

We met today with the Polish Ambassador to the UK to express our deep concern about last Friday’s vote in the Sejm – the Polish Parliament – to rule religious slaughter without pre-stunning incompatible with other animal welfare legislation, a verdict that we dispute. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 17.7.13
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for the latest on the news affecting the UK Jewish community Read More

Board welcomes Liverpool Care Pathway review
by The Board posted in Defence

The Board’s Medical Ethics expert Professor David Katz has welcomed changes to end of life guidelines following the publishing of the Liverpool Care Pathway review this week. Read More

Statement on comments by Sir Bob Russell MP
by The Board posted in Defence

Sir Bob Russell, a Liberal Democrat MP, has made the utterly offensive claim that the systematic murder of six million Jews is comparable to the life of Palestinians since 1948. Read More

Statement about Polish legislature banning Shechita
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The Board strongly condemns the banning of Shechita and Halal by the Polish legislature. It runs contrary to much of the positive work undertaken by successive Polish governments to build positive relations with Jewish communities around the world. Read More

Board seeks experienced Strategic Communications and Marketing Advisor
by The Board posted in General Interest

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Strategic Communications and Marketing Advisor. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 10 July 2013
by The Board posted in Community

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Overhaul of Coroner Services major boost to community
by The Board posted in Defence

A major overhaul of Coroner Services in England and Wales has been welcomed by the Board of Deputies. The reforms will come into effect on 25th July, and aim to “put the needs of bereaved people at the heart of the coroner system, for coroner services to continue to be delivered locally but within a new national framework of standards and with national leadership, and for a more efficient and transparent system of investigations and inquests”. Read More

Statement on the Department for Education’s decision not to go ahead with making a prescribed list of languages statutory
by The Board posted in Education

The Department for Education has decided not to go ahead with making a prescribed list of languages statutory as part of Key Stage 2 curriculum changes. In a letter to our President Vivian Wineman, the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove wrote that, We have noted the concerns expressed by organisations such as the Board of Deputies that it could narrow the scope of language teaching in primary schools. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 3 July 2013
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for the latest news on the UK Jewish community. Read More

Educating 50 DfE staff about our faith ethos
by The Board posted in Education

As part of the the Faith Group, which we attend regularly, we were asked by the DfE to give them a training event to explain the Jewish Faith to its staff. The aim was to assist them with their work and inform them about Religious practice, offer an understanding about different traditions, and finally how this is reflected in the ethos’ of Jewish Schools. Read More

Board of Deputies of British Jews Statement on comments by Turkish Deputy PM about Jewish diaspora
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Board of Deputies Statement on comments by Turkish Deputy PM about the Jewish diaspora. Read More

Board President elected Co-Chair of Inter Faith Network UK
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

The Board is delighted to announce that its President, Vivian Wineman, was this week elected Co-Chair of the Inter Faith Network for the UK. This is the umbrella organisation that represents the major faith bodies in the United Kingdom. Read More

Board Of Deputies Community Briefing 26 June 2013
by The Board posted in Community

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Statement on US bloggers planning to attend Woolwich EDL march
by The Board posted in Defence

The Board of Deputies shares with the CST and American Jewish communal bodies including the Anti-Defamation League the very strong and longstanding concerns about the views of people like Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, who are planning to attend the Woolwich EDL march. Read More

South London Deputies getting Closer to Israel
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

South London Deputies explain how they are working tirelessly to ensure that their activities tie in with the Closer to Israel 65 project. Read More

Wishing President Peres a happy 90th birthday
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Today is the start of the President\'s Conference in Jerusalem. Our vice president Jonathan Arkush is attending and will report back to us next week. Please see President Peres\' speech. We wish him a hearty Mazel tov on turning 90 and praise him for being the most wonderful statesman Israel could ask for! We had the honour of meeting him when our President and Honorary Officers were in Israel in January. Read More

Norwich High enjoys Seeing Jewish Life
by The Board posted in Education

It has become an annual part of the Norwich High calendar- the summer trip to north London to participate in a Jewish Way of Life Tour. The 60 girls were given a tour of Finchley United Synagogue, including viewing the ornate ark, bimah and sefer torah, before being addressed by Belmont Deputy Hermann Hirschberger MBE who spoke about arriving on the Kindertransport and his life in the UK. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 19 June 2013
by The Board posted in Community

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Board of Deputies Community Briefing 12.6.13
by The Board posted in Community

Read this week\'s Community Briefing for the latest news on the Jewish community. Read More

Board of Deputies reaction to apparent comment made by Patrick Mercer MP
by The Board posted in Defence

The Board views with deep concern the remark apparently made by Patrick Mercer, MP for Newark, that an Israeli woman soldier looked like a “bloody Jew”. Read More

Working with Fire Brigade chiefs on faith issues
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

The Board\'s Interfaith Consultant Rabbi Natan Levy has consulted on Faith and Fire, an update to the booklet Working with Diverse Communities produced by the East of England Fire Services Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 5 June 2013
by The Board posted in Community

This week\'s Board of Deputies Community Briefing for all this week\'s news and views from the UK Jewish community Read More

Board response to suspected violent attack on Islamic Centre in Barnet
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

The Board of Deputies was shocked to hear of the suspected senseless and violent attack on the Islamic Centre in Muswell Hill, Barnet. Read More

Church groups gather at the Board in support of Israel
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Last week the Board hosted a gathering of 16 senior leaders from various churches across London and beyond gathered to engage with Jewish religious and lay leaders to express solidarity for Israel and the Jewish people. Read More

The Board of Deputies condemns in the strongest terms the vile acts of graffiti and vandalism committed against the Dormition Abbey of Jerusalem
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The Board of Deputies of British Jews condemns in the strongest terms the vile acts of graffiti and vandalism committed against the Dormition Abbey of Jerusalem and its property. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 29.5.13
by The Board posted in General Interest

Read all the latest news affecting the UK Jewish community. Read More

The Board of Deputies of British Jews – Public Affairs Officer (Domestic)
by The Board posted in General Interest

The Board of Deputies of British Jews is looking for a highly motivated individual to work as our Public Affairs Officer (Domestic). Read More

Joint project with the Council for Christians and Jews
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

Read about our project with the Council for Christian and Jews on the Scriptural Study for Curates and Jewish Students. Read More

Statement following barbaric Woolwich murder
by The Board posted in General Interest

Statement following barbaric Woolwich murder Read More

Andrea Kelmanson appointed Interim Chief of Operations
by The Board posted in General Interest

The Board has appointed Andrea Abigail Kelmanson as an Interim Chief of Operations. An experienced Management Consultant specialising in Strategic Organisational Development for not for profit organisations, she will take up the post from next week. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 22 May 2013
by The Board posted in Community

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Board of Deputies Community Briefing 14 May 2013
by The Board posted in Community

For all the latest news on the UK and international Jewish world. Read More

In-coming Public Affairs Director announced
by The Board posted in General Interest

The Board is delighted to have obtained the services of Philip Rosenberg, an outstanding professional in the community, who brings to his post a considerable intellect, an engaging personality together with massive energy and enthusiasm. Read More

Update on the Complaint made by the Board of Deputies regarding Rev Sizer
by The Board posted in Defence

The Board\'s Complaint regarding Rev Sizer has moved through the initial stages of the Church\'s procedure. The matter is now going through Conciliation. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 8 May 2013
by The Board posted in Community

For all this weeks domestic and international Jewish news. Read More

Statement about stabbing to death of Israeli father in West Bank
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Statement from our President about the stabbing to death of an Israeli father in the West Bank this morning. Read More

Top Marks for Bnai Brith awards in Bushey
by The Board posted in Community

When Senior Vice-President Laura Marks came to Bushey Golf Club as Bnai Brith Speaker of the Year, she found a packed hall and an appreciative audience, to hear her dissertation, Lady on the Ladder. Read More

Lord Sacks:The Nazis tried to destroy our souls. They failed.
by The Board posted in Community

This years Yom HaShoah national commemoration, organised by Yom HaShoah UK and the Board of Deputies was deeply stirring. Nearly 500 community members heard addresses from Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks and Holocaust survivor, and Deputy for 45 Aid Society, Ben Helfgott at the Hyde Park ceremony. Read More

Address by Deputy to Norwich Clive Roffe
by The Board posted in Community

Clive Roffe, Deputy to Norwich Hebrew Congregation, was instrumental in ensuring that Tuesday\'s historic burial of the skeletons of 17 bodies found in a well in Norwich, in all probability Jewish, finally happened, 800 years after their deaths. The work of Clive, in coordination with the Board staff, and the local church, made the burial possible. Read More

Statement on alleged comments made by Lord Ahmed
by The Board posted in Defence

Following press reports of alleged comments by Lord Ahmed we have issues a statement in response. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 13 March 2013
by The Board posted in Community

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Board of Deputies Community Briefing 6 March 2013
by The Board posted in Community

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Ed Miliband to address the Board
by The Board posted in Community

The Right Honourable Ed Miliband, the leader of Her Majestys Opposition, will be addressing Deputies at a Central London venue on Thursday March 7, starting at 6.45pm. It will include a questions and answers session. If you havent already booked your place, please email info@bod.org.uk. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 20 February 2013
by The Board posted in Community

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Board of Deputies Community Briefing 13 February 2013
by The Board posted in Community

Read this weeks Community Briefing for the latest news from the Board and the Jewish world. Read More

Board encouraged at Ebac announcement
by The Board posted in Education

We applaud the Government for deciding not to go ahead with plans to replace GCSEs with the English Baccalaureate Certificate (EBC). Read More

Board reaction to Pope Benedict retirement
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

We have enjoyed a very good relationship with the Catholic Church both under John Paul II and Pope Benedict. We hope and expect this to continue when Pope Benedict\'s successor is announced. Read More

Statement on KS2 languages consultation report
by The Board posted in Education

Please read our statement on Government proposed changes to language teaching at Key Stage 2 Read More

Meeting with Liberal Democrat Chief Whip over David Ward
by The Board posted in Community

The Board met with the Lib Dem Chief Whip today to discuss the community\'s outrage at the continued defiance by David Ward despite his censure. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 6 February 2013
by The Board posted in Community

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Joint statement about Hizballah
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Bulgarian investigators have confirmed that two individuals with links to Hizballah were involved in the bus suicide bomb, that killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian bus driver at Burgas airport on 18 July, 2012. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 30 January 2013
by The Board posted in Community

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Board of Deputies Community Briefing 23 January 2013
by The Board posted in Community

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Board of Deputies Community Briefing 17 January 2013
by The Board posted in Community

Read this weeks Community Briefing for the latest news from the Board and the Jewish world. Read More

Board meets Methodists and Anglicans in the Midlands
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

The Boards interfaith director Rabbi Natan Levy spent the day teaching Anglican and Methodist trainee ministers about Judaism, and its relationship with Christianity. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 9 January 2013
by The Board posted in Community

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Community Briefing 3 January 2013
by The Board posted in Community

This week\'s Community Briefing is the first of 2013 and features news and views from the Board, including our involvement at Limmud over the holidays. Read More

Census reveals shifts in Jewish community
by The Board posted in Community

Data released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show that while the Jewish population of the UK has remained stable over the past ten years, significant changes are taking place at local and regional levels. A joint report issued by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) provides a first look at what the 2011 census data tell us about the Jewish population of England and Wales. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 5 December 2012
by The Board posted in Community

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Board Limmud line-up 2012
by The Board posted in Community

Its dark by 4pm; the heating is gradually cranking up a notch a week; and the ubiquitous early Christmas adverts are filling our TV screens. It can mean only one thingits nearly time for the annual Limmud Conference! Click here to see what sessions the Board will be involved in. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 28 November 2012
by The Board posted in Community

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Jews and Christians join for day of dialogue on Middle East
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

Last week 15 Rabbis and 15 members of the Christian clergy gathered together at St Petersburgh Place Synagogue London for a Jewish-Christian Day of Dialogue and Discussion on Israel, Palestine and the Middle East. Organised by the Board of Deputies and the Council of Christians and Jews, the symposium was an opportunity for discussion of how those who care about what many refer to as the Holy Land, but are based in the UK, can contribute to a lasting peace for all people of the region. Read More

Board looks forward
by The Board posted in Community

The Board of Deputies has commissioned Malcolm Wolf of Truepoint an experienced management consultant to run a scoping exercise to consider issues relating to the future development, structure and direction of the Board. This is in light of a changing landscape both inside and outside the community and a need, more than15 years after the last review to conduct a serious self-evaluation. The Board enters this process at the start of the new triennium with the enthusiastic involvement of the whole executive team. Read More

Board meets Communities Minister
by The Board posted in Community

Last week, Board of Deputies Senior Vice-President Laura Marks, Chief Executive Jon Benjamin, Public Affairs Officer Marcelle Palmer and a representative from the CST met with Don Foster MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Click here to read more about the meeting. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 21 November 2012
by The Board posted in Community

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President welcomes Gilad Shalit to London
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Last Friday Board President Vivian Wineman and Public Affairs Manager Jamie Slavin attended a reception at the Israeli Ambassadors residence to thank the Board and other communal organisations for their contribution to the campaign to free Gilad Shalit. The guest of honour was Gilad Shalit himself. Click here to see photos! Read More

Board helps launch Mitzvah Day 2012
by The Board posted in Community

Last week the Board of Deputies organised the very first event of Mitzvah Day 2012 when Honorary Officers and staff visited Kerem School in North London. President Vivian Wineman, Senior Vice President Laura Marks and several members of the Boards professional team spent time helping the children with a range of activities. To read more and see some photos from the day, click here. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 7 November 2012
by The Board posted in Community

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Dialogue dinner between Board and Christian group
by The Board posted in Interfaith and Social Action

On Monday night the Board of Deputies and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) met for a dinner of dialogue between the two organisations. The Honorary Officers, Chief Executive and Interfaith Consultant of the Board were joined by Trustees of CTBI representing many of the main Christian denominations across the British Isles. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 31 October 2012
by The Board posted in Community

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Board of Deputies Community Briefing 24 October 2012
by The Board posted in Community

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International community silent as rockets rain down on Israel
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Over 70 rockets and mortars have been fired from Gaza into Israel over the past 24 hours. Yet the voice of the international community is silent in an apparent double standard following international condemnation of Syrian attacks on Turkey only last week. Read More

European Parliament secures cheaper Israeli medicines for EU citizens
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

Yesterday evening, following a campaign by the Board of Deputies and partner organisations across Europe, the EU passed an Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance (ACAA) with Israel. The decision by MEPs, by 379 votes to 230, with 41 abstentions, will guarantee that some of the leading drugs in the world, developed and produced by Israel, will now reach European patients quicker and at more affordable prices. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 17 October 2012
by The Board posted in Community

For the latest news from the Board of Deputies and the Jewish world, read this weeks Community Briefing here. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 21 September 2012
by The Board posted in Community

For the latest news from the Board of Deputies and the Jewish world, read this weeks Community Briefing here. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 12 September 2012
by The Board posted in Community

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Board of Deputies Community Briefing 6 September 2012
by The Board posted in Community

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Statement on attack against Latrun Monastery
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The Board of Deputies of British Jews echoes the condemnation by the Israeli government of the recent price-tag attack on the historic Monastery at Latrun. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 29 August 2012
by The Board posted in Community

For the latest news from the Board of Deputies and the Jewish world, read this weeks Community Briefing here. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 22 August 2012
by The Board posted in Community

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Board of Deputies Community Briefing 8 August 2012
by The Board posted in Community

For the latest news from the Board of Deputies and the Jewish world, read this weeks Community Briefing here. Read More

Board of Deputies Community Briefing 1 August 2012
by The Board posted in General Interest

For the latest news from the Board of Deputies and the Jewish world, read this weeks Community Briefing here. Read More

UKs Israel Envoy visits the Board
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

On Monday the Board of Deputies was delighted to welcome H.E Ambassador Matthew Gould, British Ambassador to the State of Israel, to the Board for an off the record briefing. Ambassador Gould met the Boards Honorary Officers, members of its International Division and professional staff. Read More

Round up of the week at the Board
by The Board posted in General Interest

Read a round up of this week at the Board, including a meeting with the German Ambassador, good news regarding sanctions to stop Irans nuclear weapons programme and the Boards reaction to the terror attack against Israelis in Bulgaria. Read More

Results of Board Divisional Elections
by The Board posted in Community

On Sunday 15 July 2012 the Board held its Divisional elections. The Board consists of four Divisions covering each area of the Boards work - Finance and Organisation, Defence and Group Relations, Community Issues and International. Each Divisions work is informed by a committee consisting of twelve Deputies elected by their peers for a three year term and chaired by one of the Vice Presidents or Treasurer. Read More

Round up of the week at the Board
by The Board posted in Community

Read a round-up of the week at the Board, including our reaction to the Church of Englands decision to endorse EAPPI, a notable success at the Claims Conference and news of how you can watch the Boards Divisional elections from the comfort of your living room. Read More

Round up of the week at the Board
by The Board posted in General Interest

Read a round-up of the week at the Board, including our Vice President defending Brit Milah on Channel 4, an important intervention from the Chief Rabbi in our EAPPI campaign and an op-ed from our Chief Executive in the Jewish News. Read More

Cheaper medicines for all - pass the ACAA!
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

European citizens deserve the best medicines at the most affordable prices. By passing a simple piece of technical legislation, an Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance, the European Parliament will give Europeans better and cheaper access to medicines produced by Israel, amongst the very best in the world. To find out how you can help ensure that the ACAA is passed, read on! Read More

Board saddened by death of Yitzhak Shamir
by The Board posted in Israel and Abroad

The Board of Deputies of British Jews notes with sadness the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir at the age of 96. Read More