The Board of Deputies discussed the critical situation concerning Inner North London Coroners service with representatives from the United Synagogue Burial Synagogue and the Adath Yisroel Burial Society. Vice President Marie Van Der Zyl is meeting the Senior Coroner for Inner North London on January 19 and will be clear that early burials for families who request them is an absolute red line for the community.
Education Development Manager Sara Perlmutter and Education Policy Adviser Dawn Waterman delivered a session to the Three Faiths Forum staff team. Their presentation focused on the outreach and educational work of The Board of Deputies.
Dawn Waterman and Education Consultant Sandra Teacherattended a meeting at Ofsted for schools with a religious character about guidance for inspectors.
Public Affairs Director Phil Rosenberg and Dawn Watermanmet Claudia Kitzberg, Formal Education Executive at the United Synagogue, to discuss the policy landscape affecting Jewish schools and opportunities for collaboration.
Phil Rosenberg andParliamentary Officer Joel Salmon met Nathan Servi, of Streetwise, to talk about how to support education about Judaism and how to tackle antisemitism in schools.
Sara Perlmutter and Pikuach Director Jeffrey Leader met the expert steering group of the Judaism outreach accreditation programme. 2018 will be the pilot year and the aim is to have a small cohort of professionals ready to mentor by the summer term. Full roll-out will follow next year.
||Vice President Marie van der Zylattended LSE’s festive celebrations as guest of LSE Chaplain Rev James Walters.
Chief Executive Gillian Merron was a participant on the Senior Faith Leaders Programme organised by SFLP – Faith in Leadership and the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.
Interfaith and Social Action Officer Anthony Silkoff attended “Understanding Islamophobia and Antisemitism in Europe and the UK in 2018”, hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, and chaired by Nusrat Ghani MP.
Marie van der Zyl, Phil Rosenberg and Anthony Silkoff met representatives of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland to discuss plans for the next series of Invest in Peace events, to support Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding.
Marie van der Zyl met Deputy Israeli Ambassador Sharon Bar Li at the Israeli Embassy.
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President Jonathan Arkush attended Masorti Judaism’s annual dinner.
Joel Salmon met the Movement Workers at RSY-Netzer to discuss getting more young people involved in the work of the Board of Deputies .