Board chief joins shadow communities secretary on Stamford Hill tour

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Board chief joins shadow communities secretary on Stamford Hill tour

Steve Reed and Michael Wegier toured strictly-Orthodox organisations including Hatzola, Grodzinski, Yesodey HaTorah, the Beis Pinchos Care Home and Schonfeld Square

Jenni Frazer is a freelance journalist

The new Board of Deputies chief executive and shadow secretary for communities visited Stamford Hill this week, to see some of the key Charedi organisations and learn more about that part of the community.

Shadow Secretary of State Steve Reed MP joined Michael Wegier toured strictly-Orthodox organisations, including the Hatzola Ambulance Service, Grodzinski Bakery, Yesodey HaTorah Senior Girls’ School, the Beis Pinchos Care Home and Schonfeld Square. The group also participated in a roundtable with key community organisations, hosted by the Interlink Foundation.

The visit was organised by the Board of Deputies’ public affairs director Phil Rosenberg and South Tottenham United Synagogue Deputy Shmuel Yosef Davidsohn. The Board staffers Daniel Sugarman and Lauren Keiles also attended.

Steve Reed said the visit had been “an absolute pleasure”, adding that there was “so much we can all learn from the strong relationships and compassion that bind the community together. I look forward to going back soon.”

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