Edwin Shuker

Edwin Shuker, an Iraqi-Jewish businessman and philanthropist, chairs the Board’s Communities and Education Division. Born in Baghdad to an ancient Jewish community, Edwin arrived in the United Kingdom with his family in 1971 and were granted asylum as refugees. Edwin is a former Vice President of the European Jewish Congress and is a trustee of several charitable and communal organisations, including Mitzvah Day, Sephardi Voices and TUFF (The Unity of Faith Foundation). Edwin strives to maintain links with Iraq and Arab countries to preserve Jewish landmarks and shrines. He is an international activist and public speaker on the Middle East and is the protagonist in the well-received documentary, Remember Baghdad.

Keep Informed

Sign up for our weekly briefing, delivered to your inbox every Thursday, giving you up to date news on events and activists of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, as well as the activities of member organisations and partners. 
Subscribe to Community Briefing


The Board of Deputies relies on the generous support of the Jewish community through individual contributions and donations. Help us be the voice of the British Jewish community by donating today. All funds received go to our core charitable mission.