Aberdeen Synagogue has launched an appeal for £10,000 to cover the costs of damage caused by a disastrous flood. Without the money, the UK’s most northerly synagogue faces closure. You can find details of how to contribute here.
President Jonathan Arkushaddressed South Manchester Synagogue in Bowdon at the conclusion of Shabbat morning service.
Jonathan Arkush attended the late night Selichot service at Hale Synagogue with the Shabbaton Choir.
Jonathan Arkush attended the annual UJIA dinner.
Vice Presidents Sheila Gewolb and Marie van der Zyl were guests at the North Finchley Progressive Synagogue’s Women’s Rosh Chodesh group, where they spoke about the work of the Board of Deputies and their roles and responsibilities.
Jonathan Arkush, Marie van der Zyl and Parliamentary Officer Joel Salmon met Alistair Jarvis, CEO of Universities UK, to discuss the experience of Jewish students on campus.
Public Affairs Director Phil Rosenberg met with Alex Fenton, Director of Public Affairs for the Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism, Rabbi Laura Janner Klausner, to discuss international affairs, education policy and interfaith relations.
Senior Vice President Richard Verber attended a community sponsorship interfaith roundtable event attended by Lord Bourne, Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Phil Rosenberg and Communications Officer Simon Round had a call with Mark Friend at the BBC to talk about the Corporation’s coverage of Jewish issues, including Israel.
Jonathan Arkush and community leaders from the JLC and CST met Sunday Times editor Martin Ivens.
Richard Verber attended a roundtable event with Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office Alistair Burt, along with colleagues from Israel advocacy organisations. Richard reiterated requests that Hezbollah be banned in its entirety in the UK and that Hamas remain banned after Brexit.
Joel Salmon met Richard Bell, Head of Public Affairs at social integration charity The Challenge.
Phil Rosenberg and Education Policy Adviser Dawn Watermanmet Kate Dixon and Jonathan Daniels from the Department for Education to talk about Jewish schools, integration, cohesion and tackling antisemitism
Education Development Manager Sara Perlmutter attended the annual StandWithUs UK Student Conference at ORT House, supported by the Jewish News.
Sara Perlmutter attended a meeting to discuss plans to bring the Jewish Living Experience exhibition to Hertsmere in November.
Sara Perlmutter attended a meeting of the governance committee of the Religious Education Council.
Sheila Gewolb attended an event at The British Library to introduce the Library’s new project, Discovering Sacred Texts, hosted by Dr Alex Whitfield, Head of Learning Programmes and Dr Scot McKendrick, Head of Western Heritage Collections.