Board of Deputies and AJC Europe host Diplomatic Forum, hold joint meetings
The Board of Deputies and AJC Europe – the European office of the American Jewish Committee – hosted the second Diplomatic Forum in Knightsbridge yesterday evening bringing together diplomats from 30 countries, stakeholders and community members to probe the issue of minorities in Europe.
Jewish representatives discuss Israel, antisemitism and Brexit with Sir Vince Cable
In a wide-ranging meeting with the Leader of the LibDems, Sir Vince Cable, Jewish community representatives led by Board of Deputies Chief Executive Gillian Merron discussed issues including antisemitism, Israel and Brexit.
MPs meet Holocaust survivors as Mitzvah Day 2017 launches with tea party in Parliament
Twenty two MPs and peers met Holocaust survivors and youth leaders at an inter-generational tea party in the Houses of Parliament to launch Mitzvah Day 2017, the UK’s biggest faith-based day of social action.
Concern over falling numbers of hate crime prosecutions
Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has expressed concern over the falling number of prosecutions for hate crime in the UK last year.
Board of Deputies looks forward to good relations with new Muslim community centre in Golders Green
Board of Deputies Vice President Marie van der Zyl has expressed the desire that there will be good relations between the Jewish community of Golders Green and the new Hussainiyat Al-Rasool Al-Adham Community Centre in Golders Green, following a dialogue between the two organisations.
Board of Deputies calls for caution over organ donation changes
Responding to the Prime Minister’s conference speech, in which she said that the Government will shift “the balance in favour of organ donation”, Board of Deputies Vice President Marie van der Zyl called for caution.
Local residents and organisations urged to ‘make their voice heard’ in local government as Board of Deputies launches Jewish Manifesto consultation
Following on from the success of the Board of Deputies’ Jewish Manifestos for the General Election and devolved elections, it is now launching a consultation for a local government version.