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Sir Mick Davis to stand down as JLC Chair

Sir Mick Davis announced this week that he will not be seeking re-election as Chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council. In a letter to the JLC’s Council of Membership, Sir Mick explained that “the time is right to allow others with equal passion to take the Community forward with a fresh vision.”

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Homophobic hate crime at JW3

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Commenting on the homophobic graffiti daubed on banners at JW3, JLC Chief Executive Simon Johnson said:

“We utterly condemn this vile, hateful, homophobic attack on our member JW3. The response by JW3 illustrated the openness and vibrancy of the community centre. We are glad that programming will go ahead as scheduled and we look forward to the perpetrators being brought to justice.”

On 2nd November 2017, Jewish communities around the world, and in particular, the British Jewish community will come together to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration; the 67 words that led to the creation of the State of Israel.

100 years since the Balfour Declaration