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JLC comments on recent attacks on Israel

It appears that the escalation in Gaza has resulted in Israel coming under repeated and sustained attacks aimed at causing death and destruction amongst its civilians. We stand in solidarity with the people of Israel and support Israel’s right to defend its citizens from these murderous attacks. We pray that all sides will rapidly be able to find a peaceful deescalation to the urgent situation.

Jewish News Record number of London councillors at Jewish local government event

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Record number of London councillors at Jewish local government event

More than 120 council representatives from every London borough hear about issues such as housing and social action

London councillors attend a November seminar organised by the Board of Deputies, the Jewish Leadership Council and London Jewish Forum

Councillors from every London borough attended a seminar organised by Jewish groups on Sunday, where they heard “powerful testimony” from Holocaust survivor Dr Martin Stern.

Organisers at the Board of Deputies, Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and London Jewish Forum (LJF) said more than 120 councillors made it “the biggest attendance for any such event”.

Among the issues discussed were antisemitism, Israel, education, social care, the housing needs of the Charedi community, and social action, with speakers including Board vice-president Edwin Shuker and the JLC’s Claudia Mendoza.

 

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Claudia Mendoza: At a difficult time for our community, we had a positive story to tell Theresa May

This article first appeared on the Jewish Chronicle on 6 November 2018.

Last week, the Jewish Leadership Council led a delegation of our members to meet the prime minister.

To be given any face time at such a fraught moment for the government is not something we take for granted and we used our one hour assiduously and covered many issues.

Our meeting took place in the aftermath of the Pittsburgh massacre and Theresa May reiterated her commitment to fighting antisemitism and ensuring the safety of the Jewish community.

But we also had a positive story to tell of the contribution of our community to society. It was great to be able to showcase two of our more recent members - Chai Cancer Care and Work Avenue.

These are two organisations who do tremendous work within the community and beyond, get no government funding, and have offered to share best practice with others. 

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Parliament Week 2018

 

UK Parliament Week is an annual festival that engages people from across the UK with Parliament, explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved.

There is something for everyone: whether you attend or organise an event. You can also take part in the online conversation using the hashtag #UKPW18.

Organisations across the UK run events and activities throughout UK Parliament Week which explore what the UK Parliament means to them and their community.

 

The Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) is delighted to partner with Parliament Week.

As the umbrella body for the 35 most significant Jewish organisations in the UK, the JLC plays a central role representing the Jewish community and facilitating its engagement with government, parliamentarians and wider society on a range of issues including social care, education and students, safety and security, social action and more. We work across the country, through our members, regional representative councils and across all denominations of Judaism to ensure the interests of our community are promoted.

As a minority, democracy and equality are important to our community and actively participating in Britain’s political processes is essential. Voicing one’s opinion, engaging with one’s local MP and councillors, and involving oneself in the public policy discourse are vital.

For those not regularly engaged in politics, it can sometimes be difficult to know how to get involved, so campaigns such as Parliament week, which make politics more accessible and easier to understand, are very important in promoting civic engagement.

I look forward to the JLC working with UK Parliament through resources and events to help our community, and the wider pubic, play a greater role in British political life.

Jonathan Goldstein, Chair, Jewish Leadership Council

You can download the Jewish resource booklet for Parliament week here.

 

Your UK Parliament Week Kit

There are 10,000 UK Parliament Week partners’ kits to give away once you’ve registered your event or activity. Your kit includes:

  • A booklet with a wide range of activities for you to use at your event
  • A ballot box so you can run your own mock elections, or vote on a debate!
  • Bunting so you can decorate in true UK Parliament Week style
  • Posters to help you promote your event
  • UK Parliament Week pin badges for you to wear so everyone knows you’re taking part.
  • Your very own UK Parliament Week placard – take pictures with your placard and share on social media to show off your activities!
  • And last but not least – our new Votes for Women sash, to get you in the Vote 100 spirit!

Register your UK Parliament Week event or activity now.

 

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