Board of Deputies

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.

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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.

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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".

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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).

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'Gender equality here to stay in Jewish community'

By Jessica Elgot, July 5, 2012

A “kitemark” for Jewish organisations that actively seek out women for leadership roles will make sure gender equality stays on the agenda, according to the final report from the Commission on Women in Jewish Leadership (CWJL).

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Church scheme only shows one side of Middle East debate

By Jon Benjamin, June 21, 2012

It’s a wet night in February. The local parish church is hosting a speaker, and as the clink of cups and saucers subsides and the last Hobnob is dunked, the audience is taken of a tour of the Holy Land.

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Exam board seeks Board of Deputies' advice after 'prejudice against Jews' GCSE question

By Marcus Dysch, June 14, 2012

An exam board which set a controversial GCSE question asking why some people are prejudiced against Jews has acknowledged the upset caused by the question.

More than 1,000 students sat the AQA Religious Studies paper which asked: “Explain, briefly, why some people are prejudiced against Jews.”

Education Secretary Michael Gove strongly criticised AQA over the question.

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A win for Reform, not women

By Geoffrey Alderman, June 7, 2012

The sweeping election of Laura Marks as senior vice-president of the Board of Deputies of [some] British Jews is certainly a landmark and possibly a signpost.

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New Board of Deputies team allots portfolios

By Simon Rocker, June 7, 2012

Laura Marks, the new senior vice-president of the Board of Deputies, will take charge of its community affairs division as the new top team gets down to work.

Alex Brummer will head international affairs, while Jonathan Arkush will continue for a second triennial as chairman of the defence division.

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Board of Deputies launches British Council complaint

By Simon Rocker, May 31, 2012

The Board of Deputies has protested to the British Council over the funding of last month’s Palestinian literary festival which it claimed supports a boycott of Israel.

Board of Deputies chief executive Jon Benjamin, in a letter to the council’s chief executive Martin Davidson, said it was “shocked” at the decision to fund the event.

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