Board of Deputies

Board president is not a part-time job, says Laura Marks

By JC Reporter, May 11, 2015

The three candidates to become president of the Board of Deputies are split over how much time should be devoted to the job.

Speaking at a hustings on Sunday, barrister Jonathan Arkush and Alex Brummer, who is a journalist, both gave assurances that they would be able to fit in the role with their working commitments.


Laura Marks accused of 'flip-flopping' by rival for Board president Alex Brummer

By Sandy Rashty, May 6, 2015

Board of Deputies presidential candidate Alex Brummer has dismissed his rival Laura Marks, describing her as “flip-flopping”.

Speaking at a Liberal and Reform Judaism hustings on Wednesday, Mr Brummer said: “Here we have a candidate standing to be president of the Board of Deputies, who moved from a Reform Synagogue to join a United Synagogue one.


Three leaders, but only one can win in the battle for the Board's top job

May 6, 2015

The vote for Board of Deputies president takes place this month. Here the candidates answer the JC’s questions


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It's a three-way fight in Board president election as nominations close

By Simon Rocker, May 1, 2015

The election for president of the Board of Deputies will be a three horse-race after nominations closed today.

Its three vice-presidents, Jonathan Arkush (Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue), Alex Brummer (United Synagogue) and Laura Marks (Movement for Reform Judaism), will fight it out to succeed outgoing leader Vivian Wineman on May 17.


Ed Miliband on the Board of Deputies' Jewish Manifesto

April 29, 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband have responded to the Board of Deputies’ Jewish Manifesto. See Ed Miliband's video response here.


Stephen Pack's Board comment was wrong, says former United Synagogue president

By Simon Rocker, April 28, 2015

United Synagogue president Stephen Pack’s warning that Reform candidate Laura Marks would be a “divisive” choice as president of the Board of Deputies has been sharply criticised by his predecessor.

Simon Hochhauser, who chaired the US from 2005 to 2011, said Mr Pack’s intervention was “wrong in principle and as a tactic”.


Board of Deputies want more election candidates to back its manifesto

By Marcus Dysch, April 23, 2015

The Board of Deputies has secured the support of dozens of parliamentary candidates for its policy document which backs issues of interest to the Jewish community.

The representative organisation launched its Jewish Manifesto earlier this year and has been encouraging those standing for election next month to sign up to what it called its Ten Commitments.


Young reformer in race to be Board vice president

By Simon Rocker, April 21, 2015

The co-founder of a lobby group to reform the Board of Deputies is bidding to become the organisation’s youngest officer.

Richard Verber, 30, the campaigns and communications manager of World Jewish Relief, who represents Limmud at the Board, today announced that he is to contest the vice-presidency next month.


Board of Deputies forced to find a new home, again

By Simon Rocker, April 16, 2015

The Board of Deputies will be forced to leave its new headquarters less than a year after its move.

After the sale of the Board’s central London premises in Bloomsbury, the organisation moved into the UJIA’s premises in Camden at the end of the last year.


Leaders plan to cohabit

By Simon Rocker, April 16, 2015

The Board of Deputies, Jewish Leadership Council, Bicom and UJIA have been discussing a plan to share premises and establish what one source called a "communal hub".

The Board moved into the UJIA's building in Camden Town, north London, at the end of last year after selling its central London base in Bloomsbury.