The Balfour Declaration the Hidden Story: The community’s approach to Israel.
Vivian will be discussing the Board of Deputies role in the Balfour Declaration and what we can learn for how the community talks about Israel today. Vivian will be offering a novel approach to this topic and it’s not to be missed!
Vivian Wineman was elected President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the representative body of the Jewish community in Britain, on 17 May 2009, and made President on 1 June, after an election which for the first time in the Board’s 250-year history involved four candidates
Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President. In addition, he is chairman of the Membership Council of the Jewish Leadership Council. On 7 November 2013, he was elected Chairman of the Council of the European Jewish Congress, the representative body of European Jewry, and in March 2013 he was elected Vice President of the World Jewish Congress.
He has shown a particular interest in interfaith work.
In July 2007 he became Vice Chair of the Inter Faith Network for the UK the umbrella body for interfaith organisations and national faith bodies working in the UK and on 1 July 2013 he was elected Co-Chair. Previously he was joint chair of Peace Now and chair of the New Israel Fund of Great Britain.