Board of Deputies expresses concern about the Clarke-Woodhead Report on Religious Education
Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews Edwin Shuker said: “While we welcome the Clarke-Woodhead Reports on Religious Education’s endorsement of statutory Religious Education, we are concerned of the report’s overall hostility to faith schools
NEC Decision: On its current trajectory, Labour is failing British Jews and it is failing as an anti-racist party
The decision taken by the NEC today to adopt a watered-down definition of antisemitism will be regarded with a mixture of incredulity and outrage by the overwhelming majority of the UK’s Jews. The suggestion that they will now consult with the Jewish community is an insult, given the complete lack of meaningful consultation up until now.
Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council react to Labour’s refusal to adopt antisemitism definition in full
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl and Jewish Leadership Council Chair Jonathan Goldstein have responded to Labour’s newly approved code of conduct on antisemitism.
Israeli and Palestinian talk about their hopes for reconciliation at Nottingham ‘Invest in Peace’ event
More than 100 people at the Methodist Church Conference this week heard two peace activists – one Israeli and one Palestinian – speak about their hopes for reconciliation.
Marie van der Zyl meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl and Chief Executive Gillian Merron met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.
New report finds 25 per cent rise in Jewish births in the past decade
The balance between births and deaths in the Jewish population of the UK has changed dramatically over the past decade, with an excess of birth over deaths driving up the overall size of the population.
Milah UK welcomes Icelandic decision to drop circumcision bill
Dr Simon Hochhauser, the Co-chair of Milah UK which promotes and protects the right of the Jewish community to carry out religious circumcision, has welcomed Iceland’s decision to drop its proposed bill to ban circumcision.
Marie van der Zyl pledges solidarity with Muslims at Board of Deputies iftar
Muslims and Jews came together in London for an iftar laid on by the Board of Deputies to express thanks for the Muslims Against Antisemitism campaign.