Board of Deputies: Rathbone’s comments “inexcusable”; Labour Party should be “ashamed”
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has responded to comments made by Labour Welsh Assembly Member Jenny Rathbone.
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”.
More than 120 local councillors attend largest ever local government seminar on Jewish issues
More than 120 councillors from almost every London borough attended a councillor seminar organised by the Board of Deputies, Jewish Leadership Council and London Jewish Forum.
Board of Deputies reacts to police inquiry into antisemitic hate crimes with Labour Party
Board of Deputies Vice President Amanda Bowman has reacted to news that the Metropolitan Police has launched a criminal inquiry into allegations of antisemitic hate crimes within the Labour Party.
Hundreds hear Israeli and Palestinian talk about their hopes for reconciliation at ‘Invest in Peace’ events
More than 100 people in both Cardiff and Birmingham this week heard two peace activists – one Israeli and one Palestinian – speak about their hopes for reconciliation.
Sadiq Khan and Sajid Javid join the Jewish community to honour victims of the Pittsburgh massacre at London vigil
Close to 500 people from Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities crowded into JW3, London’s Jewish Community Centre last night to hear Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, British Home Secretary Sajid Javid, communal and interfaith leaders speak at a vigil for the 11 members of the Jewish community brutally murdered in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Board of Deputies condemns massacre of innocent worshippers at Pittsburgh synagogue
Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie van der Zyl has condemned the appalling attack on innocent worshippers at a synagogue in the United States.
Board of Deputies welcomes Government letter on organ donations
Board of Deputies Vice President Amanda Bowman has welcomed a letter from the Minister for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention clarifying its policy on organ donation opt-out procedures.
Archbishop of Canterbury endorses Invest in Peace initiative at meeting with Board of Deputies President
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl this week jointly endorsed the Invest in Peace initiative – which brings together churches and synagogues across Britain to support Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding.
Marie van der Zyl pays tribute to former Board of Deputies President Jo Wagerman
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has paid tribute to past President of the Board of Deputies Jo Wagerman, who died this week.
Parliamentarians from across the divide unite to support Mitzvah Day
Twenty-nine parliamentarians from across the political spectrum came together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mitzvah Day by taking part in a social action event inside the Houses of Parliament.
Board of Deputies 'continues to welcome planned Holocaust memorial"
Board of Deputies Vice President Edwin Shuker has renewed support for the planned Holocaust Memorial in London. This follows a letter from a group of Jewish peers voicing concerns about the scheme
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to be guest of honour at Board of Deputies annual dinner
The Board of Deputies of British Jews has confirmed that the guest of honour at the 2018 President’s Dinner, on Monday November 5, will be the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.