The Board of Deputies is looking for summer interns to work for a period between the end of June and late September. The ideal candidates will have previous interest and experience in one or more of: interfaith relations, social action, policy, government, politics and education, Israel, international affairs and antisemitism. Travel and lunch expenses will be paid. For full details and how to apply, click here.
Shami Chakrabarti, the chair of the Labour Party’s inquiry into antisemitism, has invited community members to submit evidence to the inquiry. If you would like to make a submission, clickhere.
President Jonathan Arkush addressed the Finchley & Hampstead Garden Suburb branch of AJEX as guest speaker at its annual general meeting.
Jonathan Arkush addressed a Shabbaton at Sutton & District United Synagogue on Friday night and after Shabbat morning service.
Vice President Sheila Gewolbattended the annual general meeting of Cardiff United Synagogue and spoke about how the Board of Deputies is rigorously monitoring the current situation of antisemitism within the Labour Party. She also invited the community to participate in a Q&A session about how the Board of Deputies works for all UK Jewish communities, highlighting the recent hustings for the Welsh Assembly elections in conjunction with the South Wales Representative Council.
Treasurer Stuart MacDonald met Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism, to discuss opportunities for further co-operation between the Progressive movement and the Board of Deputies.
President Jonathan Arkushattended a reception for faith leaders hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.
Chief Executive Gillian Merronwill be one of the panel members at a debate entitled “Where Are the Zionists?” to be held on May 31 from 7.30-9.30pm at a north London Venue. The debate, organised by We Believe in Israel and BICOM, together with the Zionist Federation, is part of Zionim Month. If you would like to attend the debate, firstname.lastname@example.org your name, contact number, home address and email address. There is no fee to attend.
Public Affairs Director Phil Rosenberg discussed online hate speech, diversity and inclusion at a US Embassy-hosted roundtable with Facebook’s Maxine Williams.
Phil Rosenberg discussed collaboration opportunities with the World Jewish Congress’s Jewish Diplomatic Corps.
International Relations Officer David Walsh met civil servants at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to discuss the political situation in Israel, the French conference initiative, the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and the bilateral relationship between the UK and the Palestinian Authority.
David Walsh and Phil Rosenbergattended a screening of the film ‘Oriented’ about LGBT Palestinians living in Israel. The event, followed by a Q&A, was hosted by the UK Taskforce on issues relating to Arab citizens of Israel, and JW3.
Consultant on Grassroots Engagement with Israel Steven Jaffe joined representatives of the Bournemouth Jewish community at an evening to Honour Israel held at the Lighthouse Theatre in Poole organised by local couple Les and Margaret Burbidge.
Steven Jaffe attended the Christian Resources exhibition at the Excel Centre as the guest of Christian Friends of Magen David Adom. A number of pro-Israel Christian organisations had stalls at the exhibition.
Steven Jaffe was interviewed on Revelation TV’s Middle East Report on the subject of Jerusalem. Just under 3,000 Postcards for Jerusalem have now been circulated in the campaign Steven is spearheading. For information, please contact Steven email@example.com
Steven Jaffe met with Pastor Kemi Ilori of Leeds TEAM, an association of 22 churches in Leeds and surrounding areas. Steven introduced Pastor Kemi to diplomats at the Israeli Embassy. Steven also met Ruth Isaac of the Brussels-based European Coalition for Israel.
Gillian Merron attended an interview with former Prime Minister Tony Blair, entilted “Britain in the World”, hosted by Prospect Magazine.
Government Affairs Officer Dawn Waterman and Education Consultant Sandra Teacherattended two meetings at the Department for Education, one with the Department’s Faith School Providers Group and one with Department officials to discuss NUT materials on Israel/Palestine.
Gillian Merron took part in a panel discussion on the left, antisemitism and anti-Zionism for new YouTube channel J-TV. This was hosted by Alan Mendoza, Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society. Other panellists were David Lammy MP and Tom Wilson, Fellow at the Centre for the New Middle East.