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Jun 10, 2021, 12:03 PM
Jews are afraid, but there are reasons to be cheerful
Over the past few weeks, I have lost count of the number of people who have told me how despondent they feel about their future as Jews in this country. They feel besieged and frightened by the unprecedented levels of antisemitism reported by the Community...
Mar 8, 2021, 11:24 AM
Could the Covid digital transformation hold open the door for women?
We have all seen the articles about women, especially mothers, being disproportionally affected by the pandemic. There are few positives from Covid but the transformative ways of working during this unprecedented time could present a silver lining, especially when it comes to an inclusive workforce....
Jun 10, 2020, 6:53 PM
As a community, we must work harder to understand racism
The death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests across the world have thrown up more questions than answers. How could this happen again? Why is this still happening? What can be done? How can I lend my voice? Is my voice wanted? It feels...
Oct 31, 2019, 4:30 PM
Moral courage of true allies in short supply
A recent poll of the Jewish community revealed that 62 percent do not think there are enough allies outside of the community willing to address antisemitism. It is not hard to see why so many have that view. Those we have believed were allies have...
May 3, 2019, 3:42 PM
Tackling loneliness is a community priority
Public attitudes and awareness towards mental health have changed significantly over the years. This is in no small part due to the fact that there has been a sea change in the way mental health is addressed. From government to charities to celebrities drawing attention...
Feb 27, 2019, 3:54 PM
How has a once great party come to this?
Last week, eight MPs resigned from the Labour Party, with many citing the totalitarian ideology of the party leadership, and the antisemitism within its ranks. How did a great party – imbued in social justice and opposition to bigotry – find itself having to fight...
Jul 31, 2018, 3:12 PM
Anti-Semitism and Corbyn’s warped worldview go hand-in-hand
A recent YouGov poll conducted for The Times reveals more Labour members (65 percent) believe Israel is a force for bad in the world than Iran (59 percent). This ought to be a shocking statistic for a party supposedly committed to ethical and progressive principles. Iran arms...
Mar 6, 2018, 6:22 PM
March to equality has gruelling miles to go
One of the first projects I was assigned to on joining the Jewish Leadership Council was the Commission on Women in Jewish Leadership. Its findings showed women in 2011 comprised only a fifth of all trustees and a quarter of chief executives in communal organisations, and a...
Feb 8, 2018, 12:09 PM
I’m a ‘bad Jew’ – and it’s a label I wear with pride
Who is a good Jew is a question most people would understandably be nonplussed about. Some would be suspicious about the premise behind the thought. Others, rabbis perhaps, may well give a learned exposition about a righteous way of life and observance of the commandments. But...
Claudia is the Jewish Leadership Council's Co-Chief Executive