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May 9, 2022, 1:24 PM
A new generation of young Jewish political leaders
Council elections every four years are as intense as any general election and they nearly as important – more so than the low turnout indicates. Last week’s was, thankfully, no longer about Jeremy Corbyn and his followers but shaped by the experiences we all endured...
Feb 14, 2022, 6:31 PM
Who is very unhappy with the Board of Deputies over Smotrich?
Some on the Jewish right don’t want to admit their closeness and acceptance of Bezalel Smotrich MK and his far-right views and politics. They (Likud, some Jewish Republicans, some Jewish Conservatives and even some Orthodox rabbis) want to feel they can mix, co-exist, and in...
Dec 1, 2020, 1:06 PM
A glimpse of the future at the JLM conference
Last weekend’s Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) Conference will be seen many years in the future as a critical and historic event. Never in the 100 year history of JLM have so many of the Labour party’s leadership, past and present, come together in such numbers. ...
Aug 17, 2020, 5:09 PM
In solidarity with the truth in Minsk
Many of us remember the Soviet Union. The newspaper they published that we regularly heard about was пра́вда – Pravda – it translates as truth. All news we read is open to distortion. It may tell just one side of the truth. It may be...
Jun 4, 2020, 5:55 PM
We all love a list!
I love a good list. But what is a good list? It is dependent on detailed research. It needs not to make mistakes, leave out the obvious, seem to be unbalanced or biased. It needs to show process and thought and compassion. So I look back on...
Mar 18, 2020, 6:35 PM
Our shuls are still very much open
Whilst synagogues have closed their buildings. Our communities are very much open. In some ways more open and more responsive than ever. Their programme has changed as the leadership teams work with communal volunteers to help the sick, the elderly, the isolated and the isolating. ...
Sep 19, 2019, 2:27 PM
Our list is wide open – your nomination is vital
It is five years since Jewish News last published its now iconic 40 under 40 list. More than half the names will be definitely new as Elliott Goldstein, Neil Martin, Rabbi Joe Dweck, Amy Braier, Rabbi Miriam Berger, Adam Dawson, Shraga Zaltsmaan, Rabbi Bentzi Sudak,...
Nov 28, 2018, 2:53 PM
We can do better locally with Labour
In Southgate we are in the middle of many battles as Momentum and various others took over the Labour Party a couple of years ago. We are not the only community under attack and nor are we the only one responding. Rather than resign, run...
Nov 15, 2018, 11:53 AM
Our #Interfaith21 list shines a light
Justin Cohen’s idea to bring together media outlets working in our three Abrahamic faiths to create a list of young interfaith leaders set an inspirational challenge. Over a number of months Justin, the Jewish News’ news editor, brought together a team. The editor of Church...
Apr 27, 2017, 2:34 PM
A generation of innovators and remarkable creativity
To have more than 150 people of incredible quality and with great stories nominated on the Jewish News and Jewish Leadership Council’s Thirty Under 30 list is a great story in itself. Women make up half of our list, as they should, based on the votes of...
Andrew Gilbert is a London Jewish Forum Trustee