Board of Deputies welcomes faith declaration option on organ donation register
Board of Deputies Vice President Amanda Bowman has welcomed the launch of the faith declaration on the organ donation register which will enable religious people to ensure their beliefs are taken into account when organ donation is discussed.
Political leaders come together to celebrate Chanukah
In a show of unity, Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum celebrated Chanukah in the Houses of Parliament at a reception organised by the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
Community concerns allayed as House of Lords debates Organ Donation Bill
The Government’s Organ Donation Bill was debated in the House of Lords on Friday. This followed a letter from Public Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price to Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl to allay community concerns over the legislation which will change the organ donation system from ‘opt-in’ to ‘opt-out’.
Board of Deputies ‘dismay’ over cancellation of university speech by Israeli Ambassador
Board of Deputies Vice President Amanda Bowman has reacted with ‘dismay’ to the cancellation of a speaking engagement at City, University of London.
Milah UK announces Board of Deputies’ Past President Jonathan Arkush as its new Co-Chair
Milah UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Arkush as its new Co-Chair. He will be taking over from Dr Simon Hochhauser, who announced his intention to step back during the summer after six years in the role. Jonathan will join Professor David Katz, who remains as the other Co-Chair.
Board of Deputies condemns Quakers’ Israel divestment policy
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has condemned the decision of Quakers in Britain to divest from, in its words, “any companies profiting from the occupation of Palestine”.
Amidst escalation between Gaza and Israel, British Jews and Christians unite to Invest in Peace
Hundreds of people across three events this week are hearing from two young activists – one Israeli and one Palestinian – speak about their hopes for peace and reconciliation. Rena – a Palestinian from Ramallah, and Shaked – an Israeli from Ra’anana, were speaking at ‘Invest in Peace’, a joint initiative between the Board of Deputies of British Jews and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, which invites Christians and Jews to support Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding.
Sadiq Khan tells Labour they need to make a ‘concerted effort’ to rebuild relationship with the Jewish community
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan last night told a packed Board of Deputies of British Jews annual dinner that “the Labour leadership needs to make a concerted effort to rebuild the relationship with the Jewish community”.