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PCC Elections

The JLC has been monitoring the developments around the upcoming elections of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) as part of our workstream addressing the impact of localism on our community.

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Inspiring Women Leaders

Following its community-wide consultation and extensive research, the JLC’s Commission on Women in Jewish Leadership has now published its recommendations. The report, which supports and encourages community organisations to increase the number of women in leadership positions, contains practical mechanisms and advice to achieve this. It was launched at a reception at the offices of The Engine Group, where JLC member Debbie Klein, Engine’s Chief Executive and Chair of the JCC for London, delivered the keynote speech.

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Exec's Summary: July 2012

Last month our member organisations joined the wider voluntary sector in breathing a huge sigh of relief at the news that the Chancellor reversed Government plans to impose limits on tax relief for major charitable donations. The impact of those measures would have been felt disproportionately within the Jewish charitable sector. We campaigned hard on this with the wider charity sector. Later this month the CEOs of JLC member charities are meeting with Nick Hurd – Cabinet Office Minister with responsibility for the Third Sector. That meeting will now be able to focus upon the many other challenges we currently face, from the impact of Equalities legislation to the current economic climate.

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Chair's Message: July 2012

Last month I was privileged to host a small lunch with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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Adam Science Foundation Leadership Programme 20th Anniversary

This year marks 20 years since the beginning of the Adam Science Foundation. The Foundation was created in memory of Adam Science, a young lay leader tragically killed in a car crash at the age of 27. Adam was already considering organising a lay leadership development programme and after he died, his family and friends created the Adam Science Foundation Leadership Programme to realise his vision.

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Lunch with King of Jordan

Earlier today leaders of the UK Jewish community held a meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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Habima at the Globe

Earlier this week, Israel’s national theatre, Habima, had the honour of taking to Shakespeare’s own stage to perform, in Hebrew, The Merchant of Venice.  The JLC, also had the pleasure of hosting HE Daniel Taub, Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, Lord and Lady Sacks, Lord Winston, Rabbi Danny Rich and other JLC members and dignitaries for Tuesday’s performance.

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JLC Welcomes Dropping of Proposed Charity Tax

The Jewish Leadership Council welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement this lunchtime that the proposed charity tax has been dropped. We agree with the NCVO that this is a victory for common sense; and we are proud of the role played by many of our member charities as part of the broader third sector campaign that achieved this success.

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Davis Tells Knesset Committee - UK Must Unequivocally Recognise Notion of Israel as Jewish State and Drop Palestinian ‘Right of Return Within Israel'

Idea of Jewish-Diaspora “Big Conversation” to be Aired at Full Knesset Session

Mick Davis, Chairman of the Board of the UK’s Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and the United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) yesterday called for a major overhaul of Israel’s engagement with Diaspora Jewry, in the form of an ongoing “Big Conversation” between Diaspora Jewish leaders and the Government of Israel.

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Gender Equality Survey: More than a third think quotas are the only way to change

The community needs more women leaders – and many believe that our organisations should be held to account to achieve this, a communal survey has shown.

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