Tuesday 29th March, 7.30- Talk and Q&A with Marie van der Zyl, President of the Board of Deputies (on Zoom)

Marie van der Zyl, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, will talk about the work of the Board of Deputies, their current campaigns and priorities, how we can get involved, and the importance of progressive voices on the Board. The talk will be followed by a Q&A, and the event will be hosted by Rabbi Richard Jacobi.

Bio: Marie van der Zyl, who grew up in South Woodford, was elected President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews in May 2018 and re-elected in 2021. She became a Deputy is 2012 and was elected Vice President in 2015. In the past few years she has played a crucial part in the Board's fight against antisemitism in the Labour Party. Her quote, labelling the Chakrabarti report as a “whitewash”, was  widely across national media. Marie was at the forefront of the campaign against the so-called “cabrank” policy, by which the Inner North London Coroner delayed the release of bodies to Jewish families. The High Court recently ruled that this policy was discriminatory. Her negotiations with King’s College London resulted in its adoption of the internationally recognised IHRA definition of antisemitism and she has energetically pursued interfaith relations with Britain’s faith communities.

Marie, who represents JLGB, has two daughters. In her professional life she is a solicitor specialising in employment equalities law and a partner at INCE GD.

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Meeting ID: 859 6954 9605