Standing Out

Celebrating Jewish life across the UK

I will:

  • champion the unique heritage of Jewry in the UK by showcasing our many contributions to British society;
  • promote the diverse Jewish ways of life to both Jews and non-Jews by obtaining available grants and funding to enhance this work;
  • engage, protect and promote Jewish faith schools so as to ensure that families have a choice, as well as strengthening our ties with PaJeS (Partnerships for Jewish Schools);
  • celebrate the work of our youth organisations and increase awareness of the vital contribution which they make;
  • champion the wonderful diversity of Jewish practice and identity across the full spectrum of our entire community;
  • advocate for the improvement of nationwide Holocaust education beginning in all schools;
  • protect the rights of Jews to practice their faith without being disadvantaged in the fields of education and employment;
  • enhance social cohesion amongst other faith communities by participating in meaningful interfaith engagement;
  • sustain our special relationship with Israel by emphasising the centrality of Israel as part of our identity. This will include supporting Israel-related initiatives (such as Israel 70) together with other communal institutions.

The British Jewish community is a phenomenal success story.
For over 250 years the Board of Deputies has stood up for the Jewish way of life.