Board of Deputies

Board has let David Ward ‘off the hook’

By Marcus Dysch, November 28, 2013

The community’s response to the latest controversy involving David Ward has been called into question amid claims the Board of Deputies scuppered efforts to secure disciplinary action against the Liberal Democrat MP.


The community's changing - the way we're represented must change too

By Geoffrey Alderman, November 22, 2013

The communal statistics for 2012 recently released by the Board of Deputies should come as no surprise to those who have kept a weather eye on the changing demographics of Britain’s Jewish populations.


Jewish community groups welcome lobbying bill delay

By Marcus Dysch, November 14, 2013

The government’s agreement to postpone a decision on new lobbying legislation has been welcomed by Jewish communal organisations.

Fears had been expressed in August that charities and other Jewish groups could cease to function if the plans to curb political lobbying became law.


Time to end the merger broiges

By Simon Rocker, October 25, 2013

There is a course running at the new JW3 centre on “Great British Broigeses” about the quarrels that have blazed through Anglo-Jewish history.


Nebbishes should be represented too

October 24, 2013

British Jews may have a lot to learn from Israelis on gender equality, but at least we have now offered, for the first time, a position on the Board of Deputies to a representative of the up-to-80,000 Israelis living in Britain.


Chief Rabbi praises Board but laments disunity

By Charlotte Oliver, October 24, 2013

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis marked his first official appearance at a Board of Deputies plenary meeting on Sunday by stressing the need for “unity” among British Jews.


Anglican vicar admits offending Jews over web posts

By Marcus Dysch, October 23, 2013

An Anglican vicar has said he regrets posting website links which promoted Holocaust denial and Zionist conspiracy theories.

Reverend Stephen Sizer said he accepted that his actions had offended the Jewish community and acknowledged he should have “taken more care” and “reflected on the choice of words more carefully”.


Renewed call for board/JLC merger after chief executive steps down

By Simon Rocker, October 10, 2013

The president of Liberal Judaism has called on the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council to renew efforts to unite into a single body.

Lucian Hudson said that last week’s decision by JLC chief executive Jeremy Newmark to step down for health reasons created a new opportunity.


Board welcomes Angela Merkel

By Simon Rocker, September 24, 2013

Angela Merkel’s historic third election victory was warmly greeted by European Jewish leaders this week — and the Board of Deputies is to mark her support of Germany’s Jewish community.

Board leaders hope she will accept a special award in person, having issued an invitation for her to become the first German chancellor to visit them.


Board of Deputies to honour Angela Merkel

By Simon Rocker, September 23, 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to be honoured by the Board of Deputies at its annual dinner later this year in recognition of her support for Jewish communities in Germany.

The Board hopes to present an award in person to Mrs Merkel at the event, which will be held in the Egyptian room of the Mansion House in the City of London in November.