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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM2oPszbqaE&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Videos Teaching Judaism Conference in London - organised in partnership with PaJeS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmPTsQzwuXE&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kstxe3Ci0e8 The Chief Rabbi's speech to the Teaching Judaism Conference in London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnE2NaC3eCQ&feature=youtu.be Lord Winston's speech to the teaching Judaism Conference in London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYdOVZVan8o Board of Deputies Leadership Conference   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyfRPjGoO0I Board of Deputies Holocaust Commission Youth Consultation   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQkhpnYnNVg EU Elections…

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Board of Deputies President: ‘We need to dig deep to find the faith, strength and resources to get through’

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has spoken about the challenges facing both the Jewish community and the wider world in the face of the spread of Covid-19. She said: “We are facing an unprecedented time of crisis in our country and across the world. This virus does not recognise any boundaries. We…

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BoD Safeguarding Policy

SAFEGUARDING AND PREVENT POLICY SEPTEMBER 2020 What are the key policy principles? The Board of Deputies is committed to ensuring its safeguarding practices reflect statutory responsibilities, government guidance and comply with best practice and requirements. The Board of Deputies recognises that the welfare and interests of children, young people and adults at risk, (previously referred…

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Essay on Israeli Democracy and Politics

Israeli Democracy and Politics The Zionist movement has always included a broad range of political opinions from left-wing socialists to right-wing nationalists. Despite existential security threats, Israel has been a pluralistic, democratic state since independence. Proportional representation means divisions in Israeli society are reflected in a vibrant, multi-party system. The original Zionist movement represented a…

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Coronavirus advice

The Board of Deputies is currently following Government guidelines on how to contain the transmission of coronavirus. It is vital that we all implement these precautions. Should the guidelines change, we will review our policies accordingly. For the most up-to-date guidance and advice,we advise you log on  to the Government's Covid -19 web-page. For the…

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BLOG: Celebrating diversity in LGBT History Month – a personal perpective

By Karen Newman I joined the Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group (now Jewish LGBT+ Group) in 1999. I was reasonably secure in both identities, although I had never felt the need to manifest both in the same nano-second - I joined together with my partner primarily in order to find the person who is now…

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UK’s first faith-based scheme launches to combat sexual harassment in the workplace

The UK’s first faith-based scheme to combat sexual harassment in the workplace has been announced today. The launch follows heightened awareness around unacceptable behaviour in society in general, including the #MeToo movement and a recent government report on a zero tolerance approach towards sexual harassment. The three-year project, specifically for Jewish charities and community organisations,…

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An essay on Zionism and the foundation of the State of Israel

Essay 2 - Zionism and the foundation of the State of Israel Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people. The Zionists came to Palestine as legal and peaceful immigrants to their ancestral homeland. The League of Nations gave international legal recognition to the Jewish national home. Jewish immigration was given a new…

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Supreme Court President Lady Hale launches Board of Deputies Family Life and Customs booklet

President of the Supreme Court Lady Hale last night spoke at the launch of the Board of Deputies’ booklet, Jewish Family Life and Customs: a Practical Guide. Speaking at the Supreme Court Lady Hale said that the Board of Deputies “should be congratulated” for producing a document which is “for all those legal professionals seeking…

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Board of Deputies launches social media campaign to encourage women and young people to become Deputies

At the start of its presidential election year, the Board of Deputies is launching a social media campaign to encourage young people and women to stand for election as Deputies. Four advertisements and a graphic have been produced, all  which will be promoted on social media. You can view the videos here. https://www.facebook.com/boardofdeputies/videos/10155050355951784/ https://www.facebook.com/boardofdeputies/videos/10155050324406784/ https://www.facebook.com/boardofdeputies/videos/10155050310556784/…

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Your chance to respond to a major and wide ranging consultation on religion and belief in society

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a major and wide ranging  call for evidence from individuals and organisations about how their religion or belief, or that of other people, may have affected their experiences in the workplace and in using the services and facilities they need in everyday life. The Commission wants…

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Ukrainian choir hit the high notes with the help of the Board

By Alex Brummer As one of those present at the European Jewish Choral Festival at the West London Synagogue on Sunday 14 June one could not but be impressed by the bravery and optimism of the Lviv Ensemble ‘Varnitshkes’ from Ukraine. Their presence on the programme owes a great deal of credit to the good…

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Board of Deputies supports Jewish Women’s Aid campaign against domestic violence

A Jewish Women’s Aid campaign supported by the Board of Deputies to raise awareness of violence against women and girls in the Jewish community began last Shabbat. As part of the campaign, the Board of Deputies asked all rabbis to speak on the issue in their sermons and to show their support for the campaign.…

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BLOG: We need to play our part in supporting refugees

By Amanda Bowman Many people in the Jewish community came to the UK as frightened and vulnerable young children – some on the Kindertransport – and were welcomed into this country. Perhaps for that reason, our community expect that other communities who are in need receive the same treatment. As the group concerned with social…

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Jonathan Arkush tells United Synagogue Council: ‘We need to face up to common challenges’

Jonathan Arkush has become the first Board of Deputies President in living memory to address the United Synagogue Council. Jonathan told the council, which is made up of representatives from every synagogue within the organisation, that the Jewish community needed to adapt to face “common challenges”. Alongside his remarks on the Board’s role in protecting…

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LIVE 15th December 2020 Chanukah in a new light

Join us for an historic online celebration with the ambassadors of Israel, UAE and Bahrain. Featuring Chazan Jonny Turgel and the Sacks Morasha school choir. 15th December 2020, from 7 - 7.30pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-agrTbh8Tjk      

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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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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Dalia Landau

Dalia, Deputy for the Union of Jewish Students, had to come home from her year abroad mid-pandemic. With six empty months ahead of her, she wanted to use her time effectively. Compassion London is an organisation, which was created in the wake of the pandemic. They sought to help feed the NHS staff during the…

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Board of Deputies of British Jews data protection policy

This statement tells you about the data processing practices of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. We collect and retain only relevant personal data about you which is used exclusively for our fundraising and promotional purposes and in the pursuance of our charitable objectives.  This policy applies to personal data we collect through our website…

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Board’s response to the planned neo-Nazi rally in Golders Green

Background As you may have heard, a group of neo-Nazi antisemites are arranging a demonstration on Saturday July 4 targeting the Jewish community in Golders Green. The fact that they have chosen to demonstrate on Shabbat in an area with one of the highest Jewish populations in the country is no coincidence. These bigots would…

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A Jewish Perspective on the UN’s Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

By Naomi Dickson Jewish Women's Aid Last Tuesday, I spent the day in Brent Cross.  Not my usual working pattern – in my relatively new role as Jewish Women’s Aid’s Executive Director, a shopping day is a rare event.   However, I and the rest of JWA’s committed team of staff, volunteers and board members felt…

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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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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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Board of Deputies welcomes Labour rule change on antisemitism but says we need to see change in practice as well as in theory

Speaking from the Labour Party Conference, Board of Deputies Chief Executive Gillian Merron, said: "We are pleased to hear that Labour National Executive Committee's proposed rule change, modelled on that proposed by the Jewish Labour Movement, has been adopted by conference delegates. "This is particularly important after the ugly scenes we have witnessed during this…

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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”. Mr Khan was speaking at a central London location to an audience of 450, including Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida…

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Jonathan Arkush to Muslims: We need to support each other in the fight against hatred

Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush said to Muslims in Birmingham that Muslims and Jews need to support each other in the fight against hate. Jonathan made his remarks on a visit to Mehfil E Abbas - KSIMC, Shia Mosque in the city this week. While in Birmingham – accompanied by Interfaith Officer Anthony Silkoff…

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UAE, Bahraini and Israeli ambassadors come together for historic Chanukah ceremony

In a historic first tonight, the ambassadors of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel gathered together in the presence of Middle East and North Africa Minister, James Cleverly MP for a live, online Chanukah reception. The three ambassadors all lit Chanukah candles at the event entitled ‘Chanukah in a New Light’ organised by the…

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is Development Officer - and was Director last year - for Sanitree, a social enterprise operating in India which tackles period poverty by employing women from vulnerable backgrounds to sew and sell reusable menstrual pads. Amy, a member of West London Reform Synagogue,  led an expansion to Jaipur, partnering with a local NGO…

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Lauren Lewis

Lauren Lewis is the Program Associate for RISE by Sundara, a non-profit organisation supporting female entrepreneurs in low and middle-income countries to resolve critical water, sanitation, and hygiene issues in their own communities. Lauren is also a final year Politics with Global Development student at Leeds Beckett University and former Publicity Officer for Leeds Jewish…

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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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Jewish Women’s Aid, Board of Deputies and synagogue movements mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women

A major cross-communal awareness-raising campaign against domestic violence, led by Jewish Women’s Aid and the Board of Deputies and supported by the synagogue movements, will be taking place across the country this Shabbat. The campaign coincides with the annual UN-designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW), which falls on Shabbat 25th…

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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. Parliamentarians - including Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable, Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry, Conservative Party Vice Chairs for Communities Helen Grant and Rehman Chishti…

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Census 2021 – Jewish leaders urge community to ‘Count Us In’!

With less than one week to go until the 2021 Census this coming Sunday, the Board of Deputies dedicated the latest in its popular BoDCast series to the national population count. The panel, comprising the Office of National Statistics’ Peter Benton, the Institute of Jewish Policy Research’s Dr Jon Boyd and prominent Charedi educator and…

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Religious Freedoms & Equalities

Medical Practices The Board of Deputies ensures that mainstream medical practice is not in conflict with Jewish ethics in such areas as organ donation, screening for genetic diseases, assisted dying and non-invasive autopsies. The Board of Deputies established Milah UK to help protect the practice of circumcision in accordance with Jewish law and custom. Kosher Slaughter The Board…

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BLOG: From Stamford Bridge to Foxborough – My away-days with Chelsea FC

By Sheila Gewolb I was honoured to be part of a small group of Jewish community leaders, (there were only six of us), to accompany Chelsea FC on a trip to Boston to play New England Revolution last week. This was a joint initiative between Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and his counterpart Robert Kraft, owner…

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Education

Education Outreach Programmes Educating broader society about Judaism and the Jewish way of life The Jewish Living Experience Exhibition The Jewish Living Experience is an interactive travelling exhibition which teaches about the Jewish way of life. Aimed primarily at school groups, but suitable for all ages, it enables visitors to gain an insight into Judaism…

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Board of Deputies Time Capsule

To celebrate the Board of Deputies 260th year, we will be sharing some of the time capsule entries submitted by Deputies. We asked Deputies to tell us why they are Deputies. Click below to read some of the entries which have been shared with us. https://twitter.com/boardofdeputies/status/1376835411167870977?s=21 https://twitter.com/boardofdeputies/status/1374325284648927235?s=21 https://twitter.com/boardofdeputies/status/1371786545519267851?s=21 https://twitter.com/boardofdeputies/status/1369236797134413825?s=21

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Jews in Britain Timeline

Jews in Britain Timeline It is likely that the first Jews came to Britain with the Romans, 2000 years ago. Despite the 12th Century pogroms in York and Lincoln, the first recorded blood libel in Norwich and the community’s expulsion from England in 1290, this has been a comparatively tolerant home for Jews over the…

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General Election hustings for Jewish voters taking place across the UK

The Board of Deputies is supporting General Election hustings taking place across the UK for Jewish voters. In London, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, the Midlands and Sussex, prospective parliamentary candidates will put their case to voters. Want to know what your local candidate thinks about the issues important to you? Come along to find out. To…

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Board of Deputies’ Commission on Racial Inclusivity in the Jewish Community launches call for written evidence

The Board of Deputies’ Commission on Racial Inclusivity in the Jewish Community, chaired by New Statesman Political Editor Stephen Bush, is today launching its call for written evidence. As well as oral evidence meetings for Black Jews, non-Black Jews of Colour and Mizrachi Jews which have already begun, the Commission will now invite written evidence…

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Board of Deputies warns against unintended consequences as Government launches consultation on organ donation

President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the national representative body of the UK’s Jewish community, Jonathan Arkush, said: "Saving life is one of the most important values in Judaism. On behalf of the UK Jewish community we support means to increase organ donation and relieve suffering. However, today's Government consultation on presumed…

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BLOG: How volunteers can make the world a better place

Angelina Doherty writes about the importance of volunteering and her work for Eco Synagogue and West London Synagogue For some, volunteering is a part of life these days. Simply an idea or a short dedication of personal time can change a life for the better or make waves in helping make the world a better…

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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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The Forgotten Cemeteries

By Colin Spanjar One of the projects that occupies much of my time at work is that of the “forgotten cemeteries”. People assume that we have always lived in London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Manchester etc but in fact vibrant communities have existed throughout the last 300 years from Penzance in the south to Sunderland in…

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Jews and Sikhs seek the Common Good

Jews and Sikhs seek the Common Good 20 August 2018 In what might be a historic first, the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Sikh Council UK have started a partnership to join our communiti es in pursuing the common good. As the first in the series of events, on Sunday, Jewish and…

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Town hall chiefs back Board of Deputies 10 Local Commitments

Town hall chiefs from across the country and political spectrum have backed the Board of Deputies’ Jewish Manifesto for Local Government and its Ten Local Commitments. The Ten Local Commitments summarise the manifesto and include support for the full International Holocaust Remembrance Association definition of antisemitism, faith-sensitive coroners’ services and specialist Jewish social care services.…

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Better together – Ralph Goldman award winner Phil Rosenberg reports from the Brussels Forum

With the complex challenges we face in an inter-connected world, the need for joined up thinking and action could not be clearer. This was the resounding message that I took from a week of dialogue with emerging and established leaders at the Brussels Forum over the last week. A little over a month ago, the…

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It’s time to ban the Hezbollah flag

By Steven Jaffe Growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1970s and 1980s I’m familiar with the concept of a political party which has a terrorist wing. Or was it the other way round? “With an armalite in one hand and a ballot box in the other, we will take power in Ireland” – was…

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The largest UK Holocaust commemoration ever – will you be there?

By Neil Martin ‘Build it and they will come’ - that was the advice I was given when we first muted the idea of a large-scale event to mark the 70th  anniversary since Liberation this Yom HaShoah. Now with over 3000 already registered in advance to attend, and over 120 communal organisations joining the 'Remember…

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Israeli and Palestinian talk about their hopes for reconciliation at Nottingham ‘Invest in Peace’ event

More than 100 people at the Methodist Church Conference last night heard two peace activists – one Israeli and one Palestinian – speak about their hopes for reconciliation. Sana Knaneh, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and Sivan Atzmon, an Israeli Jew,  were speaking at ‘Invest in Peace’, a joint initiative between the Board of Deputies of…

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Jewish Living Exhibition is launched in Ipswich

The Jewish Living Exhibition, which enables schoolchildren to experience the most important aspects of Jewish life through an interactive display, was launched in Ipswich last night. The exhibition, run by the Board of Deputies of British Jews in association with Suffolk SACRE, was opened in the presence of the Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Glen Chisholme,…

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BLOG: Build hope and bridge gaps: How UK Christians and Jews can contribute to Middle East peace together

Reflections on a visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories with the Council of Christians and Jews By Phil Rosenberg In recent years, the pattern of UK Christian and Jewish engagement on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has tended to make headlines for the wrong reasons. Tensions flare as the central bodies of major…

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Board of Deputies condemns Corbyn campaign video as a ‘slap in the face for Jews’

Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has condemned a Jeremy Corbyn campaign video as a ‘slap in the face for Jews’. He said: "Does Jeremy Corbyn believe, as he has said publicly many times recently, that the Labour Party will do everything it can to expunge antisemitism from the Labour Party? "Or does he agree…

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Board of Deputies & WJRO welcome Serbian restitution law

The World Jewish Restitution Organisation (WJRO) and The Board of Deputies welcome the passage by the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia of legislation that will address heirless and unclaimed Jewish property expropriated during the Holocaust. The WJRO, alongside the Federation of Jewish Communities in Serbia (SAVEZ), played a key role in in securing…

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Jewish Living Experience exhibition is launched in Hove

Thousands of Sussex schoolchildren will learn about the Jewish way of life following the launch of the Jewish Living Experience exhibition in Hove this week. The launch, which was held at the Ralli Hall in Hove, was organised by the newly formed Sussex Outreach group, led by Deputy Nick Beck from Brighton and Hove Reform…

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How do I become a Deputy?

Watch the video below and click here for all the information you need about how to become a Deputy http://http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p2-2-_yOTU  

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COMMUNITY IN FOCUS: Young World Jewish Relief Committee

Young World Jewish Relief Committee co-Chairs, Rosa Shaul, a Relationship Manager at HSBC Private Banking, and Katie Neville, Senior Finance Manager at Marks and Spencer, joined the committee after graduating from university, looking to raise awareness and fundraise for the charity’s global work. Pre-pandemic they hosted a range of events, from supper quizzes and boat…

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Moses Seitler

Moses Seitler is the founder and director of Screen Share, a volunteer-led initiative which promotes digital inclusion for young refugees. When we think of refugees we often think of crisis, destitution and debate on immigration issues. Moses and the growing team at Screen Share are focused on another question - what happens when young refugees, many…

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BLOG: Thank you Thursdays!

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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Board of Deputies and UJS launch first-ever anti-BDS resource for students

The Board of Deputies and Union of Jewish Students (UJS) today launched a campaign resource which will help students to combat the BDS movement on campus. As the new term approaches, more than 2,000 resource cards, entitled #bridgesnotboycotts will go out in freshers packs across the UK. It will be accompanied by a powerful and…

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Expert tells Board forum that women suffer more poverty and discrimination than men

Women are still at greater risk of economic hardship than men and have heightened experience of poverty and discrimination, according to social policy expert Baroness Ruth Lister. Baroness Lister, Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University, was addressing a Forum on Poverty and Diversity at the House of Commons this week, convened by the Board’s…

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Thank you Thursdays! #4

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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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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Board of Deputies to offer additional ‘Co-ACH’ to regional communities to confront Coronavirus crisis

The Board of Deputies has announced the appointment of Sara Radivan to support regional communities in the context of the Coronavirus crisis. Sara's role will be as Regional Coronavirus Advice-Capacity-Help (Co-ACH) Manager. The acronym 'Co-ACH' also has the meaning in Hebrew of 'strength' and Sara's job will be to check in on the wellbeing of…

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Paul Stanton

When the Coronovirus epidemic caused Catford and Bromley Synagogue to close and for many members to shield in their homes, it was clear that some in the community might need some extra help. This was an opportunity for members to pull together andensure that support was on hand. A clarion call went out and was…

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UK Government reaffirms support for Holocaust restitution

The British government has reaffirmed its commitment to help Holocaust survivors whose property was unjustly taken during the Holocaust and its aftermath. In a letter last week to the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO), Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Baroness Anelay, declared Britain’s…

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Political party manifestos- where they stand on issues of Jewish interest

In the run up to the General Election, we have scanned the party manifestos to see what they have to say on issues of Jewish interest. Below you will find excerpts, presented without commentary or editing, which relate to the key areas of religious freedom, antisemitism and extremism, Israel and faith education. We have included relevant…

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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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Quiet revolution that is taking women to the top in our community

Three of our communal organisations are leading a quiet revolution this month. In the firm belief that holding women back is not in their best interests, World Jewish Relief, JLiving (formerly JCHA) and Masorti Judaism have each decided to be guinea pigs in the brand new Gender Equality Plan pilot – the first such initiative,…

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Thank You Thursday #7

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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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. Palestinian Yasser Khaldi, and Israeli Meron Guttel were speaking at ‘Invest in Peace’, a joint initiative between the Board of Deputies of British Jews and Churches Together…

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Board of Deputies President visits Edinburgh and Aberdeen communities

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl spent the weekend last weekend in Scotland with Shabbat in Edinburgh followed by a trip to the UK’s most northerly Jewish community in Aberdeen. Marie attended Friday night dinner in her honour in Edinburgh and was joined by five Members of the Scottish Parliament. On Saturday, she…

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Archbishop of Canterbury urges faiths to come together to combat religious violence

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Hon Justin Welby has told the Board’s 2015 dinner that all faiths need to come together to combat religious violence. The Archbishop, speaking in front of  more than 375 guests at the event held in central London, said that Christians, Jews and others need to find an ideology “that undermines,…

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President’s Rosh Hashanah message 5775 – a tale of two elections

Coming out of a most turbulent summer, our thoughts are with Israel and we hope and pray that the ceasefire with Hamas is a lasting one. Our wide ranging responses during Operation Protective Edge included supporting 25 Israel grassroots organisations from across the UK with strategic and hands on support (including at over a dozen…

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Board and APPG on British Jews host Annual Chanukah Reception

[vimeo id="115171681"] The Board of Deputies of British Jews, together with the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews, held its Annual Parliamentary Chanukah Reception on Tuesday 16 December. The reception was sponsored by Robert Halfon MP. Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow MP was the principal speaker. He was joined on the…

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Small communities are thriving

By Sheila Gewolb Over the past few weeks, I have been privileged to visit two small vibrant communities as part of my continuing commitment, as Chair of the Board’s Community and Education Division, to support all UK Jewish communities, whatever their size. Catford and Bromley United and Luton United synagogues have many similarities and have…

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Passover food guidelines for the UK Jewish community, Pesach 2020

In the current unprecedented circumstances, many members of the Jewish community are either in self-isolation or are not in a position to be able to visit a Kosher supermarket to do their Pesach shopping. With this in mind, a number of the UK’s main Kashrut authorities have issued special guidelines for Passover this year, providing…

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Boys Town story is an inspiration

By Alex Brummer The Board of Deputies and Boys Town  in London were for many years close neighbours at our former headquarters in Bloomsbury Square. The work of Boys Town in integrating young men from all corners of the world and raising them to be full participants in every aspect of Jewish and Israeli life…

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Stephen Bush gives Limmud a preview of his report into racial discrimination within the Jewish community

Stephen Bush, the Chair of the Board of Deputies’ Commission on Racial Inclusivity in the Jewish Community, has spoken to 100s of participants in a packed Limmud Festival session, about the groundbreaking work he is leading to investigate discrimination against Black Jews, Jews of Colour and Mizrachi, Sephardi and Yemenite Jews. With the first draft…

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Statement on Whelan’s ‘Apology’

Yesterday Dave Whelan, owner of Wigan FC, insulted the Jewish community during an interview with the Guardian newspaper. Mr Whelan has now said, “I have loads of Chinese friends and I would never ever insult the Chinese. I’d never ever ever insult a Jewish person. I hold them in the highest regard.” David Gold (West…

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Jonathan Arkush meets Middle East Minister to convey community’s concerns over UN vote

Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush today met with Middle East Minister Tobias Ellwood to convey the community's concerns about the UK voting for UN resolution 2334 and wider UK-Israel ties. The meeting, at Mr Ellwood's invitation, followed the strong statement the President issued following the UN Security Council vote and his address at a…

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Twitter launch for Board’s film for Deputies

The Board of Deputies has released via Twitter its new short film entitled ‘Why Be a Deputy?’ which aims to persuade people to stand in May’s Board elections. The 3 minute film by videographer Josh Newman was well-received at its premiere at the Board's Plenary meeting on Sunday. It includes scenes from the Board at…

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How do I become a Deputy?

For more information, please email: Bernice.Black@bod.org.uk Hear from current and previous deputies about their experiences, in our 2015 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAxdor7KqHc  

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Marie van der Zyl named as one of the top 100 people influencing Jewish life around the world

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has been named as one the Algemeiner Jewish 100 – the top 100 people influencing Jewish life around the world. The list, compiled by the Algemeiner Jewish weekly newspaper, which is based in New York, contains a wide range of people from a variety of fields, including…

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Education Secretary reflects on the importance of faith schools’ ethos in summer message to Jewish schools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQpt4de1x3Q&feature=youtu.be Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has wished Jewish schools a "well-earned break over the summer", after being partially closed for the past few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The video was created as part of a collaboration with the Board of Deputies, who work closely with the Department of Education on policy matters affecting…

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LIVE 22nd November 2020 Board of Deputies November Board Meeting

Watch the Board of Deputies November Board meeting - starts 10.30am on Sunday 22nd November. Live-streamed on the Board of Deputies Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOI39uIWYX4  

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Rosa Niema Slater

Rosa Niema Slater is a mentor with The Kids Network. The Kids Network connects young professionals with young people from their local communities to create positive social change. Rosa's mentoring helps to build resilience and confidence as children transition from primary to secondary school. The Kids Network exists because children, with increasing pressures can be…

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LIVE 18th January 2021 from 6-7.30pm – Changing the Subject on Mental Health

Is it time to change the subject on mental health? A BoDCast in support of Mental Health Awareness Shabbat, featuring: Laurie Rackind, Chief Executive of Jami UK Sandie Mann, Clinical Lead of JAMH Judy Silkoff, Parent Carer Debby Klein, Service User and Consultant Chaired by Gillian Merron, Chief Executive of the Board of Deputies Monday…

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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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Catch up with the stream of Sunday’s Board meeting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymU4uJWHJcs&feature=youtu.be

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Jewish and Muslim women come together for launch of Nisa-Nashim Harrow

More than 35 Jewish and Muslim women came together on Tuesday for the launch of Nisa-Nashim Harrow. Nisa-Nashim, the the Board of Deputies supported and Department of Communities and Local Government funded initiative, aims to bring together women from both communities through a range of shared initiatives that support their leadership journeys and encourage them to…

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Board of Deputies expresses concern about the Clarke-Woodhead Report on Religious Education

Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews Edwin Shuker said: “While we welcome the Clarke-Woodhead Reports on Religious Education’s endorsement of statutory Religious Education, we are concerned of the report’s overall hostility to faith schools. “The report depicts faith schools as part of the problem rather than part of the solution to…

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Introducing The BoDCast

The Board of Deputies is pleased to announce The BoDCast, a new series of online webinars for the Jewish community addressing current key issues in our community. Stay tuned for more BoDCasts in the future. You can find the recordings of our previous webinars below:   The Board of Deputies presents: Have I Got News…

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Jeremy Corbyn must remember that inaction in the face of racism is complicity

In this piece published in the New Statesman, Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl and Jewish Leadership Council Chair Jonathan Goldstein remind Jeremy Corbyn that inaction in the face of racism is complicity https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2018/08/jeremy-corbyn-must-remember-inaction-face-racism-complicity

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