Board of Deputies

Mitzvah Day's Laura Marks sweeps the Board of Deputies poll

By Simon Rocker, May 24, 2012

The head of a campaign to encourage more women into Jewish leadership roles set the perfect example on Sunday when she topped the poll for vice-president of the Board of Deputies. Laura Marks, founder of the cross-communal social action event Mitzvah Day, was elected senior vice-president - just four months after becoming a deputy.


Lieberman visit triggers bitter community clash

By Simon Rocker, May 24, 2012

The Reform Movement has stood by its attack on visiting Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman after coming under fire at the Board of Deputies.


Laura Marks romps to victory in Board elections

By Simon Rocker, May 20, 2012

Mitzvah Day founder Laura Marks became the new senior vice-president of the Board of Deputies, after topping the poll in Sunday's election.

Daily Mail City editor Alex Brummer, vice-chairman of the Board's international division came second, with the third vice-presidential place clinched by Jonathan Arkush, senior V-P in the past triennial.


Israel activists tackle Co-op boycott

By Marcus Dysch, May 17, 2012

Grass-roots supporters of Israel have pledged to wage a “long campaign” in an effort to overturn the Co-operative supermarket’s refusal to stock produce from West Bank settlements.


Manchester health trust 'Israel boycott' faces legal challenge

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 17, 2012

The NHS trust that bowed to a union's Israel boycott and cancelled an Israeli speaker is likely to face legal action for breaking anti-discrimination law.


Candidates face Board hustings

By Simon Rocker, May 10, 2012

The way is clear for Board of Deputies president Vivian Wineman to serve a second three-year term after nominations closed last Friday without a challenger.

But, as predicted in the JC, there will be five candidates contesting the three vice-presidential posts - sitting officers Jonathan Arkush and Jerry Lewis will be up against Laura Marks, Alex Brummer and Denise Lester.

Treasurer Laurence


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


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.


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


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.