Current Events


New ‘Invest in Peace’ events announced

More local events have been announced for the Israeli-Palestinian ‘Invest in Peace’ initiative organised by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI). Invest in Peace invites Christian and Jewish communities in Britain to come together in support of Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding projects. The events provide the opportunity to hear from two bereaved parents, […]

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Judaism GCSE Religious Studies – The Definitive Resource. Order your copy here

An educational resource – the definitive guide for those teaching Judaism in GCSE Religious Studies – is available now. Entitled, ‘Judaism GCSE Religious Studies – The Definitive Resource’, it provides an unbiased description of the diversity within the Jewish community, and highlights the issues that are of most importance. The 140-page resource is designed to […]

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Jewish issues to be debated at community hustings this Sunday

Tickets are now available for the Jewish community hustings which will be taking place in central London on Sunday May 14. Discussing the big General Election issues will be Conservative Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Labour’s  Sir Keir Starmer, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, Baroness Ludford – Liberal Democrat […]

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Join us to ‘Invest in Peace’ at three events

Everyone is invited to join the Board of Deputies’ “Invest in Peace” events, in partnership with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. Hosted by churches and synagogues, this new initiative invites communities to come together to support Israeli-Palestinian Peacebuilding. Join us to hear the incredible stories of two bereaved parents who promote reconciliation as an alternative […]

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Watch Sunday’s Board of Deputies meeting Live

Click below to watch live this Sunday’s Board meeting. To share the link please use the following address or follow the Board on Twitter Click on the following link to watch on demand of the July 2016 Meeting Click on the following link to watch on demand of the June 2016 Meeting Click on […]

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The Board of Deputies is recruiting a Temporary Public Affairs Officer

Temporary Public Affairs Officer   JOB DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Board of Deputies of British Jews is looking for a highly motivated individual to support the work of its Public Affairs Team on a temporary basis. The post is integral to the Board’s wider engagement with the devolved regions, Parliament, central government and stakeholders inside […]

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Work for the Board as Parliamentary Officer

The Board of Deputies of British Jews is looking for a highly motivated individual to work as its Parliamentary Officer and as the secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews. JOB DESCRIPTION GENERAL DESCRIPTION The post-holder is responsible for engaging with MPs and the parliamentary process, developing policy, research and report writing, event-planning […]

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Board says thank you to volunteers

The Board’s education department held a thank you lunch for all those who volunteer on the Board’s education programme. The session was attended by Gillian Merron who thanked all the attendees for their efforts. Vice President Sheila Gewolb also joined the session. The volunteers offered insight into all the work we do to educate young […]

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Jews and Methodists come together to bid farewell to Barnet minister

The Board of Deputies in association with Barnet Synagogue will be bidding farewell to former Barnet Methodist Church Minister the Rev’d Colin Smith at a reception later this week. Among the speakers at the event, to be held at Barnet Synagogue, will be Board President Jonathan Arkush and Baroness Kathleen Richardson, the first woman President of […]

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Board to host forum on climate change

The Board of Deputies Social Action Group (BoDSA) is arranging a Forum to be held on  October 1 to share perspectives on Climate Change and open a discussion on what Deputies and others can do in the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) to be held in Paris in December 2015. The […]

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Board representative voted onto Religious Education Council Executive

Education policy and projects manager Sara Perlmutter has been elected onto the executive of the Religious Education Council Board. Sandra Teacher has filled this role on the Board’s behalf for the past nine years.and will continue to chair the resource committee. Sara will continue in her role on the governance committee. The REC feeds into […]

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Write to your MP about the UN vote on the Palestinian Return Centre

Board Chief Executive Gillian Merron has written  to Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister Baroness Aneley to call on the UK Governement to vote against giving Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) status to the Palestinan Return Centre in the upcoming vote in the United nations. The PRC is banned in Israel becasue to it is claimed to be […]

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Apply for a summer volunteership at the Board

SUMMER VOLUNTEERSHIPS (Various Roles)  The Board of Deputies of British Jews exists to promote and defend the religious and civil liberties of British Jewry.  As the community’s democratically elected, cross-communal leadership organisation, the Board connects with Government, media and wider society, providing a unique means through which all British Jews can be heard and represented. […]

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Join the Board for a forum on Poverty and Diversity

Join guest speakers Baroness Ruth Lister, Julie Siddiqi and Bharti Tailor on Tuesday March 3 for a forum on Poverty and Diversity to be chaired at Portcullis House, Westminster by Liverpool Deputy Louise Ellman MP. Space is very limited so contact Diane Gies at to book your place. Full details here.

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The Board at Limmud 2014

The Board is delighted to be participating in Limmud this year. Please find below a list of sessions either run by the Board or including Board representation. Sunday   Jewish refugees from Arab lands: remembering and celebrating 13.30-14.30 Michelle Huberman & David Walsh Arts – Woods A session held jointly with Harif. With the Israeli […]

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Use new online tool to ask candidates to sign up to ‘Jewish Manifesto’

Ahead of the General Election the Board of Deputies is encouraging everyone in the Jewish community to call upon MPs and prospective Parliamentary candidates to support its Jewish Manifesto and the 10 Commitments it has highlighted. To enable this to happen quickly and easily an online tool is now available for members of the public to […]

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