Mail man wins more Board backers


Daily Mail City editor Alex Brummer has won the backing of two more former presidents of the Board of Deputies in his campaign to lead the organisation.

Jo Wagerman, the Board’s only female head, from 2000 to 2003, and Lionel Kopelowitz , president from 1985 to 1991, have come out for Mr Brummer.

Eldred Tabachnik, president from 1994 to 2000, had already endorsed the journalist, who is one the Board’s three vice-presidents.

So far, Mr Brummer is the only contender to have announced his entry in May’s election to choose a successor to Vivian Wineman, who steps down after serving a maximum two terms.

Fellow vice-presidents Laura Marks and Jonathan Arkush are also thought to be likely to run while treasurer Laurence Brass has yet to reveal his hand.

Two candidates have, to date, come forward to contest the vice-presidency: Edwin Shuker, vice-chairman of the Board’s international division and Sheila Gewolb, who is chairing the Board’s dinner this year.

Mrs Gewolb, who represents Cardiff United Synagogue, said: “Many people in the regions feel that the Board is London-centric and I try very hard to explain that they represent all of the UK Jewish community.”

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