Celebrating Jewish life across the UK
In my first three years I have stood up and:
✔ Ensured that Jewish interests have not been ignored during the Brexit debate and process
✔ Led and supported the community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, including highlighting Jewish mortality rates and working tirelessly
to create Covid-compliant ways to grieve and sustain our Jewish way of life
✔ Maintained close relations with all the denominations and worked with the Haredi community throughout, leading to the election of the Board’s first Haredi Deputy in decades
✔ Taken seriously the concerns and needs of Jews of Colour, setting up The Commission on Racial Inclusivity in the Jewish community, chaired by Stephen Bush
✔ Arranged the flagship event for the Jewish community with HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace
In my next three years I will:
● Guide our community through the Covid-19 pandemic, and beyond, including organising a national Jewish Remembrance event to collectively grieve for our disproportionate losses
● Continue to take a leading role in the Jewish community’s relationship with different faith and ethnic groups
● Digitalise our outreach educational and heritage projects to provide a virtual exhibition across the UK
● Tackle climate change through expanding the eco-synagogue project
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.