Phil Rosenberg elected new President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews

Phil Rosenberg has been elected President of the Board of Deputies by the organisation’s representatives, in a vote which took place this afternoon.

Phil, who defeated Amanda Bowman, Sheila Gewolb and Michael Ziff in today’s election, succeeds Marie van der Zyl, who is standing down after serving two terms in the role. He is the Deputy for Brondesbury Park Synagogue and has previously served as Director of Public Affairs at the Board.

Adrian Cohen, Andrew Gilbert and Jeremy Michelson were elected Vice Presidents. As the highest polling Vice Presidential candidate, Adrian Cohen will be Senior Vice President of the organisation. Ben Crowne was elected unopposed as Treasurer.

Board of Deputies Chief Executive Michael Wegier said:

“Three hundred Deputies, themselves elected by their synagogues and organisations, have chosen the President and other honorary officers whom they believe will best champion our community to Government, the Opposition, the media, other faith groups and the general British public. The elections were keenly contested, with candidates travelling around the country to bring their message and vision for the community to a nationwide audience. This is democracy in action.”

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