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Chai Cancer Care Joins the JLC

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The Jewish Leadership Council are delighted to announce that Chai Cancer Care are the latest organisation to be joining the JLC.

Chai Cancer Care is the Jewish Community's Cancer Support Organisation. It provides services for patients, their families and friends affected by a cancer diagnosis. The organisation provides a wide range of services; from therapies and complementary therapies to group activities and counselling to advisory services, and has a medical outpatient rehabilitation and palliative care service. 

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HRH The Prince of Wales joins UK Jewish community for Israel 70 celebration

Over 2,400 people enjoyed a breathtaking evening of Israeli music and dance at Platinum - Celebrating Israel at 70, held on Thursday at the Royal Albert Hall. The attendance of HRH The Prince of Wales at UK Jewry's cross communal celebration of Israel's founding gave the occasion a truly special significance.

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JLC and Board of Deputies Statement on Meeting with Jeremy Corbyn

Our meeting with Jeremy Corbyn today was a disappointing missed opportunity regarding the problem of antisemitism in the Labour Party. We welcomed Mr Corbyn’s personal involvement in the discussion and his new comments recognising and apologising for antisemitism in the Labour Party but he failed to agree to any of the concrete actions we asked for in our letter to him of 28th March.

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Platinum - Celebrating Israel at 70

Join us for a breathtaking evening of live music, dance and art to celebrate Israel at 70.

Headline act Balkan Beat Box Soundsystem will perform their signature mix of world music, jazz, electronica, hip hop and everything in between with special guest singers Ethiopian Israeli Gili Yalo, Shai Tsabari and Yemenite all-star female group A-WA. They will be joined by Vertigo, Israel’s leading contemporary dance company, making their debut UK performance on the night and classical string quartet Gilad Ephrat Ensemble and other exceptional guests, creating an unforgettable night at the Royal Albert Hall.

The event is being held at the Royal Albert Hall (Kensington Gore, Kensington, London, SW7 2AP) from 7.30pm on Thursday 24th May 2018.

Don't miss out, buy your tickets here.

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A message from the Jewish community and friends #EnoughIsEnough

Ahead of the Parliamentary debate on antisemitism today, we say “enough is enough”. A message from the Jewish community and friends #EnoughIsEnough

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JLC and Board of Deputies Statement on Labour Party Roundtable

“The Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council have a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn and Jennie Formby on Tuesday 24th April, to discuss a set of specific actions, which we have already proposed and published, and which can help the Labour Party tackle its antisemitism problem.

After we have had our meeting with Mr Corbyn on 24th April, we will have seen whether he and the Labour Party have committed to taking the action we need against antisemitism.

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Jewish Communal Leaders Respond to Jeremy Corbyn

Leaders of the Jewish community have issued a letter in response to Jeremy Corybn.

Jonathan Goldstein, Chair of the Jewish Leadership Council and Jonathan Arkush, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, have issued a joint reply in response to Jeremy Corbyn’s letter and request for a meeting.

The letter can be read here.

For further press inquiries, please contact: judith@thejlc.org or call 0207 042 8692 / 07464928983

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Terms of Reference for the JLCs Independent Review Panel approved by the Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has today approved the Terms of Reference for the JLCs Independent Review Panel, to review the historical allegations within the JLC.

The JLC is today publishing the Terms of Reference and the Panel will now commence its work.

To read the Terms of Reference please click here.

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Enough is Enough: Call to Action against Antisemitism

In protest against Jeremy Corbyn’s systematic failure to understand and deal with antisemitism, Jewish community leaders will hand deliver a letter to tomorrow’s meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP).

The Jewish community has had enough of repeatedly witnessing and condemning instances of antisemitism in and around the Labour Party.

The latest example, concerning Jeremy Corbyn having previously supported a public mural, despite it being antisemitic, is yet another repeat of what we have seen so many times before. He never sees or understands the antisemitism, whether it is from overseas terrorist groups or local Facebook groups. Now, he belatedly acknowledges a mural was antisemitic. Like so much else in this area, it is far too little, far too late, with no serious attempt to understand or tackle the damage to Jews and the Labour Party. We will be gathering at 5.30pm tomorrow in Parliament Square to address concerned members of the Jewish community before making our way to the meeting of the PLP at 6pm.

To read the full letter click here.

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Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council launch paper on opportunities and challenges of Brexit for the Jewish community

The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council last night launched a paper entitled Brexit and the Jewish Community which seeks to outline the opportunities and challenges Brexit presents to the Jewish community.

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