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Jewish Covid-19 Mortality total for 17th October: 526

Working with the Jewish community’s burial boards, regional Jewish communities and the Jewish Small Communities Network as of the week ending 17th October, there have been 526 Jewish funerals carried out where the deceased contracted Covid-19. There were four such funerals last week. We wish bereaving families a long life, and pray that the memory […]

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DEPUTY SPOTLIGHT: Nathan Boroda

Nathan Boroda grew up in Whitefield, Manchester and attended King David High School, where he was Head Boy in 2016-17. He attended Warwick University where he studied History and served as President of the Jewish Society. From 2017 Nathan has been one of the Deputies for the Union of Jewish Students, the representative body of Jewish students […]

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Commission on Racial Inclusivity completes oral evidence gathering sessions

The Board of Deputies’ Commission on Racial Inclusivity in the Jewish Community has completed its oral evidence gathering sessions, during which it has taken testimonies from Black Jews, non-Black Jews of Colour and Mizrachi, Sephardi and Yemenite Jews Written evidence is still being collected until 24 August via an online survey, which is also open […]

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COMMUNITY IN FOCUS: Alyth

Above: Alyth’s Rabbi Hannah Kingston Alyth is one of the largest and most dynamic synagogues in the country, with nearly 3,500 members in 1,500 households. Everything at Alyth is built together from a shared set of values and a belief that relationship is at the heart of community. Alyth’s clergy team includes a breadth of […]

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Clara Bernstein

Clara Bernstein, 23, is a member of Bowdon Synagogue in Manchester. She has been volunteering during the lockdown to support her friend Arabellas’ mum, Wendy, during her cancer treatment. Wendy Peake is an educational psychologist who was diagnosed with ocular melanoma (eye cancer) in 2017. After the removal of her eye, the family thought they […]

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Eat out to Help Out – kosher restaurants participating

The Government has announced that from 3 to 31 August, customers will be able to get a 50% discount when eating in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.   Diners will be able to use the scheme at a participating establishments to receive the following benefits:  get a 50% […]

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INTERVIEW: Sara Radivan

In the first of our series of interviews with honorary officers and staff, Simon Round speaks to Regional Coronavirus Advice Capacity Help (Co-Ach) Manager Sara Radivan about Jewish life in the regions and the challenges of lockdown. Sara Radivan has been in her post at the Board of Deputies since April. Despite being a valued […]

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DEPUTY SPOTLIGHT: Judith Flacks-Leigh

Today we launch our Deputy Spotlight series. The first Deputy to answer our questions is Judith Flacks-Leigh from Jewish Women’s Aid. Judith Flacks-Leigh joined JWA’s Board in 2017. She has been working in the Jewish community for 10 years and is currently the Head of Communications at Jewish Care. Prior to this, she was the […]

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Photograph of shop workers relaxing in a Burton’s company sunroom discovered as part of new ‘Hidden Treasures’ website, helping to tell the story of Jews in Britain.  

A photograph of shop workers in Leeds relaxing in a solarium belonging to the Burton Menswear company is just one of the discoveries relating to Jewish life in Britain featured on the new Hidden Treasures website. The first shop was opened by Jewish immigrant Montague Burton in 1904 and Burton’s went on to become one […]

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COMMUNITY IN FOCUS: Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue

Today, we launch our regular Community in Focus feature in which we will be profiling a different synagogue every month. This week, we take a look at Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue. Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue (BES) is the largest Orthodox community in the UK with nearly 1,500 member families, and over 4,000 members. It is […]

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Thank You Thursday #8

In response to the real difficulties being faced during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish community has responded with great tenacity, creativity and resilience. One of the core commandments of Judaism is to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ – and we are seeing evidence of this teaching being actualised throughout the country. In addition to expressing […]

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Thank you Thursday #6

In response to the real difficulties being faced during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish community has responded with great tenacity, creativity and resilience. One of the core commandments of Judaism is to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ – and we are seeing evidence of this teaching being actualised throughout the country. In addition to expressing […]

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BLOG: Finding kindness on the long journey to mental health

This Mental Health Awareness Week, Board of Deputies Director of Operations, Judy Silkoff, shares her family’s experience of mental illness and how she was pleased to organise JAMI Mental Health Awareness training for the BoD professional team. For many years, mental illness was something that happened to other people, to other people’s families – not […]

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BLOG: Thank You Thursdays! #2

In response to the real difficulties being faced during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish community has responded with great tenacity, creativity and resilience. One of the core commandments of Judaism is to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ – and we are seeing evidence of this teaching being actualised throughout the country. In addition to expressing […]

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Join the Board of Deputies at Limmud

  The Board of Deputies will be out in force with a full programme of events at this year’s Limmud Festival, which begins on Sunday 22 December. Go to the Limmud website below for full details of the programme.  

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