Initiatives

100 years since the Balfour Declaration

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. In order to mark this historic occasion, our community has come together to host a number of events and provide a wide range of resources that will mark the anniversary under the banner of the ‘Balfour 100’ campaign. The Balfour 100 campaign launched on 2nd November this year.

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Commission on Women in Jewish Leadership

A snapshot of the Jewish community’s main organisations in summer 2011 revealed that women comprise only a fifth of all trustees, a quarter of chief executives and a quarter of members of the elected Body, the Board of Deputies. 

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Commission on Provision for Young People in the Jewish Community

The Commission, which was chaired by Jeremy Isaacs, met between April 2013 and December 2013. The Commission set out to understand as a community how we are supporting our young people on their Jewish journeys. Focusing on Jewish identity, participation in the community, and engagement with Israel, the Commission explored opportunities and challenges facing young people today. The work was jointly commissioned by UJIA and the JLC, and led by Dr. Helena Miller, Director of Research, Evaluation and Community Israel Engagement at UJIA. The seventeen independent Commissioners came from across the community spectrum and offered a wide range of skills and experiences.

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