Board of deputies of British Jews-Condemnation for disgraceful desecration of gravestones at Chatham cemetery
by Comunidad Judía · 30 Tishri 5780 – 29 October, 2019
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has condemned an attack on Chatham Memorial Synagogue cemetery in Rochester, Kent.
Marie said: “This disgraceful antisemitic vandalism will cause huge upset to the families of those buried in the cemetery and to all right-thinking people. The low lives who perpetrated this hateful attack should face the full force of the law.”
Dates announced for new Invest in Peace meetings Dates and venues have been announced for four Invest in Peace events taking place in November. Invest in Peace provides the opportunity to hear the stories of two peace activists: one Israeli and one Palestinian.
The events have been organised in partnership with Solutions Not Sides and are supported by the Board of Deputies and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) with the endorsement of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Click the links to book for the events in South London, Brighton, Golders Green and Finchley.
Tickets are available for Teaching Judaism GCSE – everything you need in order to deliver Judaism GCSE to a high standard. This essential one-day conference, which includes panels, workshops, lectures and interactive sessions, will be delivered by leading Jewish authorities in Religious Education, and exam board representatives. Discounted “Early Bird” tickets are on sale until the end of today. Book here. ACTIVITY REPORT INTERNATIONAL A fond farewell to our International Relations Officer, Marius Bischoff. We thank him for all the work he has done to strengthen the International Division and wish him every success for his future. We are happy to welcome to the staff team our newly appointed International Relations Officer, Talia Ingleby.
Vice President Edwin Shukerand Public Affairs Director Phil Rosenberg met Rehman Chishti MP, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion and Belief to discuss a range of issues affecting Jewish and other communities around the world. To see a photo, click here.
Public Affairs Director Phil Rosenberg and International Relations Officer Talia Ingleby attended an event in Parliament hosted by Aid to the Church in Need, focusing on the persecution of Christians.
COMMUNITY Public Affairs Director Phil Rosenberg spoke at Golders Green United (Dunstan Road) Synagogue on the topic: ‘Politics and Peduncles: How we saved Sukkot’. Read more here.
President Marie van der Zyl and Treasurer Stuart MacDonald met the leaders of the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region and the Leeds Jewish Representative Council in order to discuss future cooperation.
HERITAGE Archives and Heritage Manager Dawn Waterman attended the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain’s annual conference, held at the Jewish Museum. Copyright © 2019 Board of Deputies of British Jews, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you subscribed on our website, or because you are a deputy or designated under-35 observer of the Board of Deputies. If you would like to unsubscribe from this newsletter, please click here.