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  • APPG Co-Chairs meet to plan year ahead

                  Board of Deputies Chief Executive Gillian Merron and Parliamentary Officer Joel Salmon met with Wes Streeting MP and Oliver Dowden MP, Co-Chairs of the APPG on British Jews. Plans for the year ahead were discussed, which included Mitzvah Day and the annual Board of Deputies Chanukah Reception, which is co-hosted by the APPG. Plans were also put in place for a programme of […]

  • New co-chairs elected at All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews

    Conservative MP Oliver Dowden and Labour MP Wes Streeting have been elected as co-chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews, the organisation which aims to broaden and deepen connections between Parliament and the UK Jewish community. Mr Dowden, MP for Hertsmere, said: “I am delighted to have been elected as co-chair of the APPG. It is important to make a positive case for the Jewish community in this […]

  • APPG on British Jews & BoD host annual Chanukah Reception at Parliament

    Board President Jonathan Arkush welcomed more than 80 MPs and peers to the Board’s Chanukah Reception at the House of Commons yesterday, hosted by Cabinet Minister Robert Halfon. Chanukah candles were lit by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Home Secretary Theresa May, Deputy Labour Leader Tom Watson and Jonathan Arkush. Theresa May said she was pleased to have another opportunity to celebrate the Jewish religion and Jewish culture. “Britain is home […]


I am excited about the fact that this APPG has been set up. It will allow all of the Jewish community to have their interests better understood in Parliament. I look forward to seeing the APPG enacting really positive changes for the Jewish community.

— Lord Monroe Palmer

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“The APPG will offer a mechanism for a deeper relationship between British Jews and our Parliament”

— Vivian Wineman