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JLC leads community groups in meeting with The Rt. Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP

JLC leads community groups in meeting with The Rt. Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP


The Rt. Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP and Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport met with the heads of a number of leading cultural and sporting Jewish communal organisations and given a tour of the JW3 Jewish community centre.

In attendance at the meeting were Simon Johnson, Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, Claudia Mendoza, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the Jewish Leadership Council; Marc Levy, North West Regional Manager at the Jewish Leadership Council; Raymond Simonson, Chief Executive of JW3; Mark Gardner, Deputy Chief Executive of the CST; Abigail Morris, Executive Director of the Jewish Museum; Martin Berliner, Chief Executive of Maccabi GB, and Laura Marks OBE, Founder and Chair of Mitzvah Day.

The meeting, arranged by the Jewish Leadership Council, introduced Jeremy Wright QC MP to the work of each of these organisations and their contributions to the work of his Department.

Among the issues raised were funding for schools physical education programmes and other health related opportunities, building interfaith relationships through social action, and issues experienced by the Jewish community on social media.

Simon Johnson, Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council said:

“We are delighted that the Secretary of State was able to spare the time to understand and see first-hand the excellent work that our communal organisations do. We look forward to continuing to showcase the great work of our members and the wider Jewish community to government.”

Raymond Simonson, Chief Executive of JW3 said:

“It was great to show the Secretary of State around JW3 and give him a first-hand account of the important role that we play in providing opportunities for people of all backgrounds to engage in positive Jewish cultural experiences. His visit came at a time where the cultural offering in our community, through JW3, the Jewish Museum, UK Jewish Film and others, has never been stronger."


Jewish Leadership Council meets with the Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

Jewish Leadership Council meets with the Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

The Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) today met with the Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to discuss a number of issues including Israel, Iran and Hizballah.

Following the United Nations recent release of seven reports condemning Israel and the upcoming discussion of five unbalanced resolutions against Israel, the meeting was an important opportunity for the Jewish community to highlight our concerns around this longstanding and ongoing bias.

The JLC thanked Jeremy Hunt for the apology over Britain’s treatment of Jews during the Mandate of Palestine and thanked him for his help and support in the recent proscription of Hizballah, which had been actively encouraged by the Jewish community since 2013.

The JLC were delighted to arrange the meeting and be joined by colleagues from Board of Deputies.

Simon Johnson, Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council said, “At a time when the Jewish community feels vulnerable, we are extremely grateful and reassured that senior members of the Government are so willing to meet with us to discuss our community’s needs and interests.”



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