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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.”

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VIDEO: Jewish School Awards 2017

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Jewish Manchester: A Seminar for Local Councillors

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The Board of Deputies of British Jews, Jewish Leadership Council and Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region joined together on Sunday to run ‘Jewish Manchester: A Seminar for Local Councillors’, at Heathlands Village, home of The Fed.

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Jewish Community Responds To UCL Report On October Disturbances

Joint statement from The Board of Deputies of British Jews, Community Security Trust, Jewish Leadership Council and the Union of Jewish Students

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Jami Family Resilience Conference

From our work in schools and the wider community Jami are aware of the huge unmet need for further emotional well being support for families in our community. Our conference, will bring together expert speakers and special guests including Dr. Nikki Teper as seen on Channel 4’s Born Naughty and Jonny Benjamin, campaigner and filmmaker. We will also be asking families to share their thoughts on what they would like to see being put in place to support their needs and Jami will be capturing family feedback.

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Exec Summary: December 2016

I am writing this article in an atmosphere of sadness.

My community of Hampstead Garden Suburb suffered a deep tragedy on 12 December when our friend Stuart Epstein suddenly passed away, aged just 44, leaving his wife and three young children, parents and siblings. Stuart’s sudden passing has led to an outpouring of sadness and grief within the community. He was a deservedly popular man, who always had a kind or funny word for everybody, was friendly, charitable, inspiring and a pleasure to know. He lived to meet his own aspiration, which was to always be a mensch.

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Report On The Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region 2016

The JRC holds regularly meetings for its affiliates on the first Sunday of every month. Members of the JRC have the privilege of being addressed by a range of excellent speakers at these events. This year’s speakers have included MPs Luciana Berger and Ivan Lewis; Iris Chaytow of Jewish Women’s Aid; Daniel Berke, Co - chair of the Zionist Central Council (ZCC) and Robert Festenstein, Co-chair was of the Jewish Human Rights Watch.

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Q & A With The Director Of The Zionist Federation Arieh Miller

Having recently become a member of The JLC, what opportunities do you hope to get from joining and what expertise will the Zionist Federation offer to the JLC and its member organisations?

The Zionist Federation is very excited to join the JLC. After many years of working alongside and together with the organisation, it is a pleasure to now sit within the JLC’s broad umbrella. The ZF too is an umbrella organisation, with constituent members from the left to the right both politically and religiously, all coming together under one common ideology, Zionism. The ZF is proud to bring this umbrella within the JLC, working to bring a grassroots but established Zionist voice to the table, whilst gaining a huge amount from the collective knowledge, influence and credibility of the JLC.

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The London Jewish Forum Hosts A Chanukah Reception

The London Jewish Forum (LJF) advocates on behalf of Jewish Londoners across the city. Working with the Mayor's office and the London Assembly, as well as Local Councils and other faith and ethnic communities, our goal is to promote on behalf of every Jew in the capital and make a difference in our communal life.

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