Board of Deputies

My Week: Jonathan Arkush

By Jonathan Arkush, August 7, 2012

● The week begins rather too early, with a pick-up at 2 am to Liverpool for the early flight to Belfast. I am booked in at BBC's Northern Ireland studio to debate circumcision on Sunday Morning Live. A court in Cologne has decided that the circumcision of a four-year-old Muslim was an assault and brit milah is once again in the spotlight.


Women and young people advance in Board elections

By Simon Rocker, July 19, 2012

A campaign to change the face of the Board of Deputies was celebrating this week after helping to secure more seats for women and young people on Board committees.

Ten of the candidates backed by Changing the Board, a lobby group set up this year, won places in a poll which saw many veteran deputies voted off.


Board of Deputies' anniversary yields £112K surplus

By Simon Rocker, July 19, 2012

The Board of Deputies’ 250th anniversary celebrations yielded a financial dividend with fundraising events producing a surplus of £112,000 last year.


Board of Deputies' president 'too harsh' on Church of England

By Simon Rocker, July 19, 2012

The Board of Deputies has been criticised by its former interfaith officer for its reaction to last week’s Church of England Synod vote on Israel.

Board president Vivian Wineman accused the Synod of approving an “inflammatory and partisan” volunteer programme on the West Bank.


Candidates for Board roles find Facebook friends

By Simon Rocker, July 13, 2012

A Facebook campaign has been launched to try to get more young members of the Board of Deputies on key committees.

In elections on Sunday, an extraordinarily high number of deputies, 106, will contest 48 seats on the Board’s four divisions — defence, community issues, international affairs and finance.


Church's shame

July 12, 2012

So now we know where we stand.


British Jews infiltrated wartime fascists

By Jessica Elgot, July 12, 2012

British Jews “infiltrated” some of the most violent fascist groups and rallies during the 1930s, passing evidence to Scotland Yard, according to newly available Board of Deputies archives.


Church endorses Israel hate agenda

By Gavin Drake and JC Reporter, July 12, 2012

In the worst rift between Anglo-Jewry and the Church of England in recent years, the president of the Board of Deputies has accused the Synod of “riding roughshod” over the Jewish community.


Jewish group: Church Synod Israel vote 'inflammatory'

By Jennifer Lipman, July 10, 2012

The representative organisation of British Jewry has condemned the Church of England's General Synod for choosing to "promote an inflammatory and partisan programme at the expense of its interfaith relations".


Board of Deputies statement on the Synod EAPPI vote

July 10, 2012

"The UK Jewish community is dismayed by the decision of the Church of England's General Synod to pass a motion endorsing the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).