The Board of Deputies represents Jewish communities from across the UK. You can read more about the organisation and its work at https://www.bod.org.uk/. The Board of Deputies is recognised in the UK and around the world as the voice of British Jews.
Deputies are elected by their communities to represent them. There are over 300 deputies representing a range of synagogues and Jewish communal organisations. Elections are held every 3 years.
The Board of Deputies meets monthly in London to discuss a range of matters relevant to the British Jewish community. The Board cannot carry out its functions effectively without hearing from all parts of the community. Deputies are expected to ensure that their individual constituents’ concerns and interests are properly understood and addressed by the Board.
Board meetings are streamed live and you are able to watch them. There is also a weekly community briefing, distributed by email, which you can sign up for.
Although NLJC is not currently sending a deputy to the Board, it has done so previously.