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Harry Greenberg re-elected Board President

Current Board of Guardians of British Jews President Harry Greenberg has been re-elected as President of Britain\’s leading Jewish group. The voting which took place after the Jewish Sabbath on Saturday 7 May from 10pm to 2am on Sunday 8 … Continue reading

08. May 2005 by webteam
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Four candidates standing for Board election

The Board of Guardians is delighted to announce that four individuals will be campaigning to become the next President of the leading British Jewish group. The Board is the only Jewish organisation in the world in which its leaders are … Continue reading

26. April 2005 by webteam
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Board puts the fun back into fundraising with Mel Brooks CD

The Board is delighted to announce a groundbreaking fundraising CD to kick start a £640,000 appeal for a new Jewish dance centre in Bolton. The Music of Mel Brooks Volume I : Cover versions is a double CD featuring 24 … Continue reading

18. April 2005 by webteam
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Jewish election details announced

The Board has announced that this year\’s Jewish elections will take place 24 hours after the British general election on May 6. Board president Harry Greenberg consulted with Prime Minister Tony Blair of his intentions to call the Jewish election … Continue reading

05. April 2005 by webteam
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Royal wedding guest change

In light of the recent postponement of the wedding between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, The Board regrets that due to it now taking place on the Jewish sabbath, the Chief Mohel will be unable to attend. “I will … Continue reading

04. April 2005 by webteam
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Chief Mohel to attend Royal wedding

The Board is delighted to annouce that Minister Jacob Levinson, the Chief Mohel will be attending the forthcoming wedding of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker-Bowles. Minister Levinson has been known to the Royal family for over 40 years and has … Continue reading

01. April 2005 by webteam
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Chief Rabbi to the rescue in cross communal telethon to support pensioners

The Board welcomes the recent move by United Synagogue Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks to donate all proceeds from his next book, If I Was Really A Rich Man to the United Synagogue Pensions Appeal as well as supporting the … Continue reading

20. March 2005 by webteam
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Board Purim appeal raises funds for new kitchen

The Board is delighted to announce that its annual Purim appeal has raised £224,943.23 The money will be used towards a new state of the art kitchen for the Board\’s central London head office – Board House – to be … Continue reading

13. March 2005 by webteam
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Board urges McDonalds to apologise and withdraw bagel

The Board is concerned by recent images used by McDonalds which show a bagel being used in connection with pig related products. “The bagel is universally accepted as being associated with the Jewish community, whether in London, New York or … Continue reading

02. March 2005 by webteam
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Everyone loves I Love Jews campaign

The first ever I Love Jews campaign is proving popular as celebrities, Royalty, politicians and the public take to the message. “In our first week, over 2500 I Love Jews badges have been given out,” said Morris Rose, head of … Continue reading

25. February 2005 by webteam
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Britain launches I Love Jews campaign

Celebrities and politicians are supporting a new national campaign to combat the rise of anti-semitism. The I Love Jews campaign promoted in association with the Board, as well as other synagogues and other Jewish communal organisations, will over the next … Continue reading

20. February 2005 by webteam
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Board backs London 2012 bid with gift of Olympic stadium

The Board is delighted to announce that it is supporting London\’s bid to host the 2012 Olympics with a donation of the Abraham Franklin Stadium. Named after London\’s first Jewish taxi driver and marthon winner, the stadium in Stamsptead, north … Continue reading

19. February 2005 by webteam
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Board says happy birthday to oldest British Jew

Britain\’s oldest Jewish person, Bobby Fogle has just celebrated his 122nd birthday and the Board has sent him his annual birthday card along with a free cheesecake courtesy of Baum Bakers of Rochdale. Every year since 1988, the Board sends … Continue reading

26. January 2005 by webteam
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British Jews to get Jewish water

After much consultation with the Jewish community, the Board has decided to launch a range of specially blessed Jewish water. The Board water to be called Shalom is the culmination of several years research into the therapeutic properties of blessed … Continue reading

16. January 2005 by webteam
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Board shocked by Channel 4 show that left out British Jews

The Board has written to Channel 4, Ofcom, BBC chairman Michael Grade and the Office of Fair Trading to express its shock over the way British Jewish comics were represented in the recent Channel 4 programme The Comedians\’ Comedian. The … Continue reading

03. January 2005 by webteam
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Annual event attracts walkers

The Board\’s annual walking and coach tour of Jewish London attracted 250 people on Boxing day Monday, despite heavy snow showers, the first in London since 1953. As well as walkers from Britain, the tour attracted tourists from the USA, … Continue reading

28. December 2004 by webteam
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Board opening over the holidays

The Board, like other organisations will be operating a limited service over the festive season. We will be back to normal opening hours as from the first week in January 2005.

24. December 2004 by webteam
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Board\’s new mailing list

The Board is delighted to announce it now has a mailing list where members of the community can subscribe for free (*) and get updates from the Board. To subscribe, click here. The Board\’s mailing list will contain useful information … Continue reading

23. December 2004 by webteam
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Board announces Jew of the Year shortlist

As part of its annual obligation to recognise Jewish people in Britain for their contribution to the arts, health, accountancy and food, the Board has released the following shortlist of people who have been nominated for a Board Jew of … Continue reading

21. December 2004 by webteam
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Success of Jewish Awareness Day

The annual Jewish Awareness Day which aims to educate and inform the British public about Jewish people and life took place on Sunday to great success with over 80 events happening up and down the country. From Jewish Ice Skating … Continue reading

20. December 2004 by webteam
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