Jewish Leadership Council

Expanding JLC hikes spending to over £3m

By Simon Rocker, November 26, 2015

The Jewish Leadership Council's spending has rocketed by around 400 per cent in three years as it continues to expand its role within the community.

Its expenditure leapt from £654,000 in 2011 to £3,270,000 in 2014, breaking the £3 million barrier for the first time.

Spending was up by nearly £500,000 from £2,782,000 in 2013, according to the organisation's newly published accounts.


No one is talking about merger now

By Simon Rocker, November 26, 2015

Nearly two and a half years ago the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council announced plans to explore the possibility of uniting in a single, representative body. Now one may well ask: "Merger? What merger?"


Deal over Israel conference is a 'waste of time'

By Naomi Firsht, October 1, 2015

The Jewish Leadership Council has been criticised over a deal with Exeter University that will see two pro-Israel academics take part in a conference on "settler colonialism in Palestine".

Concerns were raised in the summer by the Board of Deputies and grassroots pro-Israel groups that the conference, due to take place this weekend, would be anti-Israel.


Jewish student was ejected from We Believe in Israel conference - and then allowed back in

By Sandy Rashty, March 24, 2015

A Jewish student was removed from a pro-Israel conference in London on Sunday after distributing anti-Israel material to attendees – and then invited back in to sit on a panel for the Union of Jewish Students.


Leicester council to boycott Israeli settlement goods

By Marcus Dysch, December 1, 2014

One of Britain’s biggest local authorities has voted to boycott goods from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Councillors in Leicester condemned Israel’s actions in Gaza and the West Bank and said the boycott would stand “until Israel withdraws from Palestinian Occupied Territories”.


Security Minister hears Jewish community concerns

By Marcus Dysch, October 22, 2014

A delegation of Jewish leaders has met Security Minister James Brokenshire to discuss threats to the community.

The Board of Deputies, Jewish Leadership Council and Community Security Trust met Mr Brokenshire in Parliament on Wednesday.

They talked about the threat posed by extremism and concerns over the return of British jihadis from Iraq and Syria.


Stop the carping, urges JLC leader

By Marcus Dysch, September 23, 2014

Communal leaders will do more to support grassroots activists who tackle antisemitism and support Israel, Jewish Leadership Council chairman Mick Davis has promised.

Writing in today's JC, Mr Davis praised the efforts of new groups and said the challenge facing British Jews "requires new leaders as well as old".

He said the JLC and its members would create a support network for activists and


Glasgow leader says Anglo-Jewry needs its own Scotland-style debate

By Marcus Dysch, September 19, 2014

The referendum on Scottish independence shined a light on failures in British Jewry’s communal structure, a leading figure in Glasgow has claimed.

Paul Morron, president of Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, said the likely debate over constitutional changes in Britain should be mirrored by a period of reflection from within the Jewish community.


Others could try united approach

September 18, 2014

LJCC and JW3 are not the only groups who have made a move towards merger. For more than a year the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council have been talking about joining forces - although the preferred word is "unification".


How a small band of activists took the lead

By Marcus Dysch, September 4, 2014

How did a small group of previously unknown activists arrange Britain’s biggest Jewish rally of the year in less than a fortnight?

That was the question being asked by demonstrators on the pavements outside the Royal Courts of Justice on Sunday.