Board’s Phil Rosenberg wins international Jewish leadership award

The Board of Deputies congratulates its public affairs director Phil Rosenberg on being awarded the Ralph Goldman Award for emerging Jewish leaders by the World Jewish Congress. The award recognised Phil’s contribution to the UK and international Jewish community through his work at the Board, his contribution to interfaith, and his recent work as a local councillor in Camden.

The WJC has also made the award to Igor Ujhazi of Serbia, who is involved in local politics and intercultural dialogue at a national and international level.

The award means that next month Phil and Igor will join a diverse range of emerging political and NGO leaders from both sides of the Atlantic at a week-long Brussels seminar organised by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. At the seminar, participants will develop skills and learn from multinational CEOs, NGO heads and members of the both the US Congress and European Parliament.

Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress said, “The Ralph Goldman Award aims to recognise rising young Jewish leaders from around the world and further enhance their leadership skills. It is part of the World Jewish Congress’s mission to support global Jewish leadership, and compliments the work of the WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps. Philip Rosenberg from the UK and Igor Ujhazi from Serbia are already making outstanding contributions in their respective communities and fields. We hope that this award will allow each of them to build on their impressive achievements in years to come, for the benefit of Jews and the wider community alike.”

Commenting on the award, Phil said, “I feel very honoured to have received the Ralph Goldman Award. I would like to thank the World Jewish Congress, the German Marshall Fund and the Board of Deputies for their belief in me and for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to the seminar and hope that I can bring back skills and contacts to enrich the work that we do at the Board, support my work as a local councillor and continue to build cooperation and mutual support between groups in society”.

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