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  • Sheila Gewolb

Sheila Gewolb

Senior Vice-President

Dr Sheila Gewolb DL was elected Senior Vice President in 2018. She now chairs the Board of Deputies International Division. Sheila has represented Cardiff United Synagogue as a Deputy since 2009. In 2015, she was elected Vice President and became chair of the Community and Education Division. As well as supporting small and regional communities, she expanded the Board’s outreach work so that there are now five copies of the Jewish Living Experience exhibition based throughout the UK. She also initiated training for volunteer ambassadors to speak about Judaism to non-Jewish school children and other groups. Sheila is married to Roger, who is the Deputy for St. John’s Wood Synagogue. They have four daughters and four grandsons who live in Cumbria, Miami, Gibraltar and Paris.