Board Of Deputies elections: Four presidential candidates set out their stalls
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Board Of Deputies elections: Four presidential candidates set out their stalls

Sheila Gewolb, Simon Hochhauser, Marie van der Zyl, and Edwin Shuker lay down their ambitions if elected next week

Four Board hopefuls: Simon Hochhauser, Marie van der Zyl, Sheila Gewolb and Edwin Shuker
Four Board hopefuls: Simon Hochhauser, Marie van der Zyl, Sheila Gewolb and Edwin Shuker

Next week the Board of Deputies elects a new president.

Here, the four candidates – Sheila Gewolb, Simon Hochhauser, Marie van der Zyl, and Edwin Shuker set out their ambitions if elected.

 

READ: Sheila GewolbI’m a relentless advocate for our community

“…I applaud the Board’s hard work and commitment. However, there are areas where we can be more effective. Deputies are the Board’s life-blood, and their expertise is not being fully utilised. If elected, I’d ensure a definitive skills register was established as I’ve seen problems because of a lack of advice and guidance…”

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Sheila Gewolb, bottom row, meets with the Muslim Council of Wales

 

READ: Simon Hochhauser: I have the skill, vision and motivation to lead

“..For six years, I represented the community as president of the United Synagogue and president of the Chief Rabbinate Trust. In those roles, I became familiar with the challenges of dealing with government departments, politicians and civil servants…”

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Simon Hochhauser, centre, with Lords Sacks and Kestenbaum

READ: Marie van der Zyl: Next generation must have voice they deserve

“…As a young mother, I fought against cancer and this battle made me want to do more for our community and support others. In a changing world, the next few years will be vital. I look at my two daughters and know that we must secure the future for the next generation. …”

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Marie van der Zyl, pictured with Adrian Cohen and Boris Johnson

 

READEdwin Shuker: Our community leaders must listen, not just talk

“..I will be a listening president, building on the consensus arising from the Enough is Enough campaign. There is so much more to do: confronting the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, supporting our students on the campus frontline, making the case for our cherished rituals and traditions…”

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