The Board of Deputies of British Jews

The Board of Deputies of British Jews

1 Torriano Mews, London NW5 2RZ  Telephone: 0207 543 5400

Email: [email protected]


The Board of Deputies has been the voice the UK Jewish Community and the representative of Jewish communal interests to government, media and others for more than 260 years.

Established under George III, The Board of Deputies is the only democratically elected, cross-communal, representative body in the Jewish community. It comprises more than 300 deputies directly elected by the synagogues and communal organisations they represent, from congregations to youth movements, and social welfare charities to regional councils.

Over the centuries, it has played its part in protecting Jews from those fleeing persecution in Damascus in the mid-19th century, to those living in extreme poverty in the East End of London in the early part of the 20th century. It led the fight against fascism in Britain and helped ensure the country remained a haven for Jews as Nazism took its grip across the rest of Europe.

Today, the Board of Deputies continues to shape and protect Jewish communal interests and concerns, whether through its inspections of Jewish religious education in schools, its defence of Jewish religious practice and its promotion of regional communities.”

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