The executives of the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council held a joint meeting on Monday for the first time since the JLC’s formation six years ago.
A Board spokesman said: “I am sure this will be the first of many more. We work together on a day-to-day basis, so this is a natural progression of events.”
The meeting was planned six months ago after the election of Vivian Wineman as president of the Board and head of the council.
Two months ago tensions between the two organisations emerged after a letter sent by Mr Wineman to the Opposition leader David Cameron about the Conservatives’ right-wing allies in Europe.
Mr Wineman and the chairman of the JLC’s executive Mick Davis subsequently issued a joint statement denying any rift and pledging co-operation.