|BOARD OF DEPUTIES YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
Parliamentary Officer Joel Salmon hosted the first ever Board of Deputies Students and Young Professionals Committee meeting. If you are interested in being part of the committee, planning opportunities and events for young people and involving them in the work of the Board of Deputies, please email Joel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Public Affairs Phil Rosenberg and Interfaith and Social Action Officer Anthony Silkoff met Ahmed Versi, Editor of the Muslim News. They discussed issues relating to interfaith relations between Muslims and Jews in Britain.
Phil Rosenberg and Anthony Silkoff met Marigold Bentley from Quakers in Britain to discuss Christian-Jewish relations.
Chief Executive Gillian Merron attended the Council of Christians and Jews’ public policy seminar “Faith, Identity and Populist Politics: what is the future for freedom of speech in the UK?”
Gillian Merron, Phil Rosenberg and Anthony Silkoff met Dr Edie Friedman from the Jewish Council for Racial Equality and Dr Omar Khan from the Runnymede Trust to talk about work to tackle racial and religious prejudice against different groups.
Vice President Marie van der Zylattended an event at BAPS Swaminaryan Mandir in Neasden for trustees honoured by the Queen.
Vice President Sheila Gewolb and Education Development Manager Sara Perlmutterdelivered Judaism workshops to over 180 Year Nine students to St Thomas More School over two days.
Sara Perlmutter presented the revised Jewish Living Exhibition at a Great Get Together event organised by the Hertsmere Interfaith Forum.
President Jonathan Arkush participated in the annual board of directors meeting of The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany in New York. While there, he also met with Ambassador Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress and CEO Robert Singer to discuss upcoming cooperation between the two organisations.
International Relations Officer David Walsh took part in the ROI Summit 2017 in Jerusalem. ROI Community is an international network of activists and change makers who are redefining Jewish engagement for a new generation of global citizens.
Phil Rosenberg met with Jonathan Hellewell, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister, to discuss the Jewish community’s current main policy priorities. Phil also participated in a tour of Stamford Hill with Jonathan Hellewell, including a meeting with Shomrim.
Phil Rosenberg helped organise a visit of Deputy Mayor of London Matthew Ryder to Stamford Hill, meeting colleagues from the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, the Interlink Foundation and Hatzola.
Marie van der Zyl attended a briefing by Dr Gil Trovoy at the Israeli Embassy.
Phil Rosenberg attended the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture, delivered by Daniel Taub, on the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration.
Phil Rosenberg attended the launch of a new report by BICOM, entitled “A Future for Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking”.
Joel Salmon and Interfaith and Anthony Silkoff attended an event in London marking Srebrenica Memorial Day.