Let’s have a ‘Jewish experience week’ says Board candidate

Phil Rosenberg sets out his ambitions in manifesto


Phil Rosenberg would become the youngest ever president of the Board of Deputies if elected (Photo: Board of Deputies)

Board of Deputies presidential candidate Phil Rosenberg has stepped up his campaign with the release of a 10-page manifesto containing a lengthy list of pledges

The former public affairs director of the Board is youngest of the four contenders hoping to succeed Marie van der Zyl as its president in May.

At the manifesto’s launch yesterday, Rosenberg said he was “bidding to win the battle of ideas”.

The former Labour councillor promises to make the organisation “a platform for activism” with more input into its work from deputies.

His programme includes the launch of a “Jewish Experience Week” so that people can learn about the Jewish community.

He wants Jewish schools to join the Board and proposes to create a “young leadership pipeline” from sixthformers upwards and also to roll out digital education sources to schools.

Rosenberg plans the launch of a commission on disability to improve inclusion and a review of hate legislation.

On foreign affairs, he says he will promote the expansion of the Abraham Accords and “peace with the Palestinians based on two states”, and highlight “the menace posed by Iran”.

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