What the Board Does
As the voice of three million Jews in Britain, the Board is always striving to help Jews and better society.
The Board is always the first to support Jewish initiatives and projects. We see ourselves as “less talk, more action”.
Among our achievements in the last 30 years:
1. Set up and established The Jewish Press newspaper. This weekly newspaper has a circulation of 500,000 making it one of the biggest Jewish newspapers in the world. Only the Jewish Independent in America has a bigger circulation.
2. Supported the creation of Jewish TV. JTV now broadcasts 12 hours a day, 7 days a week a mix of diverse Jewish programming.
3. Supported the growth of Simcha Radio. Simcha was established in 1975 as a local Jewish radio station in Luton, Bedfordshire where there was a population of 200,000 Jews and no community radio. Since then, Simcha Radio has become a national station now available on digital and reaches around two million Jews.
4. Helped to finance and support medical research into diabetes. Since 2001, there is now no diabetes in the Jewish community.
5. Support Jewish pensioners. We make sure that no Jewish pensioner should go without and through the Board levys this is possible. In 2004, the minimum pension all Jews get in Britain is £613 a week.
6. Increase Jewish pride. The dynamic leadership of the Board inspires and motivates people, both young and old. Among young Jews, it is an amibtion of all of them to become Guardians.
7. Jewish Travel Club. The Board subsidises Jewish people to visit historical Jewish sites of interest including Israel, USA, Holland and Italy. Since 1967, nearly every Jew has been on atleast 10 trips to Israel.
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