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BOD President calls on new Labour leader to ensure all disciplinary cases are resolved in four months

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has called on the new Labour leader to ensure that all outstanding disciplinary cases are resolved within four months.

Coronavirus: London Beth Din permits not kosher for Passover food

The Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din has developed a list, titled “Product guidelines in extremis,” from an array of basic goods to help quarantined families and those who are struggling financially due to the coronavirus.

Board of Deputies President: “Our hearts go out to all who have lost loved ones”

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has responded to the latest figures showing that at least 20 members of the Jewish community have died after contracting the COVID-19 virus.

JW3 launches online “one-stop-shop” for Jewish culture

In response to the lockdown, London Jewish community centre JW3 has launched an online hub to host culture, talks and events from across the UK Jewish community and the wider Jewish world.

BOD concerned that coronavirus bill will violate Jewish burial rights

The Board of Deputies of British Jews expressed concern about a proposed bill granting the government emergency powers to fight the coronavirus, fearing it will interfere with traditional Jewish laws mandating burials of the deceased.

Online Bar-Mitzvah attracts worldwide audience

Demonstrating that Jewish life will continue during the coronavirus crisis, the first livestreamed Bar-Mitzvah was held in the UK.

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