From Jane Gould, chief executive, The Board of Guardians of British Jews:
Thank you for visiting our new website.
Each month as part of our new policy, I will be writing to explain more about the work the Board does. There have been some members of the community who fail to understand the work we do. By having this monthly update, I hope you understand more about us, how we are set up and what we are doing for you.
If you have any comments or thoughts about our new site, then please contact our web team and let them know what you think. All views will be forwarded to me.
Here at the Board, I would like to reflect on some of the work we have done in 2004.
It was a great year for us and indeed British Jews.
January 2004 saw the annual Jewish Arts Festival take place. Over one week in London, we hosted 80 events that attracted 150,000 people. Among the highlights were: Lionel Blair\’s stand up comedy, David Baddiel in conversation and Rabbi Michael\’s Kabbalah sleep-in.
March 2004 saw us joining other Jews from around the world at the bi-annual World Jewish Review in Stockholm, Sweeden. Another great event that saw 3,000 people from around the world gather and discuss issues of importance to Jews.
June 2004 was my birthday and I was grateful to the warm support of the community with cards and presents.
October 2004 – The Board announced Project 2025. This project looks at the Jewish community in the year 2025 and what we need to do to prepare for it. Among the highlights, the population will rise to nearly 4,500,000.
December 2004 – Launch of our new website.
Once again, thank you for supporting us and letting us show you what we have done for you.