Board of Deputies

Vice-presidency race hots up at the Board

By Simon Rocker, May 3, 2012

At least five candidates will contest the three Board of Deputies vice-president posts at elections on Sunday fortnight.

But Board president Vivian Wineman is not expected to face a challenge for a second three-year term when nominations close today.

While serving vice-presidents Jonathan Arkush and Jerry Lewis seek re-election, Daily Mail city editor Alex Brummer, family solicitor Denise Le

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Are you on Board for change?

By Richard Verber, April 19, 2012

I am coming to the end of my first year on the Board of Deputies. As I sat in one of the monthly meetings a few weeks ago, I thought: it doesn't need to be like this.

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Website call for total overhaul of Board of Deputies

By Simon Rocker, April 11, 2012

Nearly two thirds of the members of the Board of Deputies are over the age of 60, and more than a quarter over 70, according to a new online campaign for change within British Jewry's main representative body.

The group of "young professionals, older professionals, volunteers, charity workers, youth movement workers and students" behind the Changing the Board website say that the Board "cannot

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Board and AJA leaders await their audience with the Queen

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

A joint delegation from the Board of Deputies and the Anglo-Jewish Assocation is to visit Buckingham Palace next week to present a loyal address to the Queen for her diamond jubilee.

The address will be delivered in a scroll in the throne room and a reception will follow the presentation.

It was the AJA which organised the loyal address given to Queen Victoria on her diamond jubilee in 1897.

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Board and AJA leaders await their audience with the Queen

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

A joint delegation from the Board of Deputies and the Anglo-Jewish Assocation is to visit Buckingham Palace next week to present a loyal address to the Queen for her diamond jubilee.

The address will be delivered in a scroll in the throne room and a reception will follow the presentation.

It was the AJA which organised the loyal address given to Queen Victoria on her diamond jubilee in 1897.

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Replace the Board and the JLC

By Peter Sheldon, March 9, 2012

The unedifying communal leadership squabbles of the last couple of weeks should give us all cause for concern. We must not allow the uncomfortable status quo to remain. The creation and subsequent enlargement of the Jewish Leadership Council, complete with a costly secretariat, has created unnecessary but inevitable tensions.

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No more Board action on Arkush

March 8, 2012

The Board of Deputies is unlikely to take further action against its senior vice-president Jonathan Arkush over his outspoken attack on the Jewish Leadership Council.

Mr Arkush issued a public letter of apology for the outburst, which had been strongly criticised by Board president Vivian Wineman and his fellow-officers.

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JLC's sinister march to power

By Geoffrey Alderman, March 8, 2012

Last month, the Board of Deputies witnessed a blistering attack upon the Jewish Leadership Council by none other than the Board's own senior vice-president, Jonathan Arkush.

The deputies had been considering the circumstances in which a communal initiative to meet the Prime Minister had been hijacked by the JLC, whose spokespersons far outnumbered those of the Board.

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Arkush was driven by passion, not cynicism

By Alex Brummer, March 1, 2012

First, a confession: I was not present when Jonathan Arkush delivered his excoriating critique of the JLC. After sitting through a couple of hours of procedural gobbledegook about votes for the under-35s, it seemed to me time to return to my day job.

But unlike other BoD members, I did have exclusive access to Mr Arkush as we sat next to each other on a flight to Israel.

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Board man who blasted 'unaccountable' JLC forced to make humiliating apology

By Simon Rocker, March 1, 2012

The senior vice-president of the Board of Deputies, Jonathan Arkush, who launched an outspoken attack on the Jewish Leadership Council a week ago, this week made a public apology.

In a letter circulated to deputies by the Board, Mr Arkush said that he accepted his remarks were "inappropriate". He blamed them on being "unwell".

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