HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY
President Jonathan Arkush and Public Affairs Director Phil Rosenberg attended a reception at 10 Downing Street to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.
Jonathan Arkush, Vice Presidents Marie van der Zyl and Sheila Gewolb, Chief Executive Gillian Merron, Phil Rosenberg and Grassroots and Advocacy Consultant Steven Jaffe attended a commemorative event at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Jonathan Arkush, Senior Vice President Richard Verber, Sheila Gewolb, Marie van der Zyl,Treasurer Stuart MacDonald and Gillian Merron attended the UK Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day at Westminster.
Jonathan Arkush and Gillian Merron attended the Association of Jewish Refugees’ Holocaust Memorial Day service at Belsize Square Synagogue.
Sheila Gewolb spoke at the Holocaust Memorial Day event at the University of Bedford in Luton. The theme this year is ‘How can life go on?’
Richard Verber attended the European Parliament's International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, hosted by Antonio Tajani, the new President of the European Parliament, and European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor.
Phil Rosenberg attended a lecture by Professor Yehuda Bauer in Parliament, organised by the Israeli Embassy, in advance of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Phil Rosenberg attended the London Borough of Camden’s commemorative event at the British Library.
Government Officer Dawn Waterman attended the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lord Merlyn-Rees Memorial lecture on Monday 23 January which was given by Laurence Rees.
Stuart MacDonald attended the Anne Frank Trust annual lunch.
Senior Vice President Richard Verber attended the European Jewish Congress General Assembly. He addressed the plenary on "Brexit: its impact on the British and European Jewish communities" and took questions.
Richard Verber spoke on ''Jewish Refugees and the Cypriot Internment Camps, 1946-1949'' followed by a reception hosted by the High Commission of Cyprus, Embassy of Israel, Board of Deputies and National Federation of Cypriots.
Jonathan Arkush addressed a dinner for a delegation of 80 Israeli head teachers and national education officials at Aviv restaurant, Edgware.
Steven Jaffe attended the annual lobby of Parliament organised by the Zionist Federation and Christian Friends of Israel.
Steven Jaffe attended the launch event of Lessons from Auschwitz (see story above) at Bangor, Co Down with Minister of Education Peter Weir MLA, local representatives, the Holocaust Educational Trust and the Belfast Jewish community.
Sheila Gewolb and Education Development Manager Sara Perlmutter attended a meeting at the Jewish Museum to discuss future education projects.
The Board of Deputies ran a Jewish Living Tour for a year 10 group of 45 students and four teachers from a Surrey school. This included a visit to a synagogue and to JFS School as part of our integrated school linking programmes.
The Board of Deputies is looking to put on its Jewish Living Experience exhibition around the country in 2017/18. We would like Deputies and community members to support efforts to find suitable venues. If you are able to help or want to know more about the project, email
or click here for more information about the exhibition.
Education Consultant Sandra Teacher spoke at the National Conference for Jewish Educators on the Importance of play and how to make learning fun in Jewish studies lessons.
Phil Rosenberg and Interfaith and Social Action Officer Anthony Silkoff participated in a dialogue event hosted by the Council of Christians and Jews on the topic of ‘Righteous Victimhood’ in the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Marie van der Zyl and Anthony Silkoff attended the Council of Christians and Jews dialogue session on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, where they discussed memory and righteous victimhood.
Phil Rosenberg attended the launch of polling company ComRes’s new Faith Research Centre, addressed by BBC religious affairs correspondent Martin Bashir.
Gillian Merron and Anthony Silkoff met Edie Friedman, the director of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, to discuss the Jewish community’s response to the refugee crisis.
Phil Rosenberg attended Jewish ambulance service Hatzola’s annual gala event.
Phil Rosenberg and Parliamentary Officer Joel Salmon met Alex Goldberg from the United Synagogue to discuss how to celebrate communal heritage.
Jonathan Arkush and Anthony Silkoff met Alex Fenton from the Movement for Reform Judaism, to talk about how Jewish communities can reach out to and cooperate with Muslim communities across the UK.
Parliamentary Officer Joel Salmon met Jonathon Leader, Limmud’s Head of Regional Development, UK and Europe, to discuss ongoing cooperation between the two organisations.
Gillian Merron met the new Chief Executive of WizoUK, Eliot Heilpern.
Gillian Merron met Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee Yvette Cooper MP to discuss antisemitism.
Gillian Merron met Canadian MP Anthony Housefather to brief him about the UK Jewish community.