NWSS 2017 FOUNDATION LECTURE Sunday 12th November 2017 7:30 p.m. ‘Israel: Balfour and Beyond’     It was a great privilege for NWSS to have as our Foundation Lecturer Colin Shindler, Senior Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Israel Studies at SOAS and the first person in Britain to hold a Chair in this subject.  […]

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Teshuva, teffila u’tzedakah: return, prayer and justice. These are the requirements of the High Holy Days. Teshuva; so that we return to ourselves, to others and to God. Tefilla, so that we achieve this return through our act of prayer and of allowing ourselves to be still and listen. And Tzedakah so that we enact […]

Teshuva, teffila u’tzedakah: return, prayer and justice


In my New Year message 12 months ago I wrote that 2016 had been the most tumultuous year in British political life in living memory. This year has been barely less eventful with a surprise General Election producing an even bigger surprise, resulting in the turbulence of a hung Parliament, coalition negotiations and a shaky […]

2017 Board of Deputies President’s Rosh Hashanah Message