The Jewish community in London is making a significant contribution to the discussion about economic development. Working with relevant agencies, they have identified issues and developed a strategic partnership to ensure the security and defense of the United Kingdom and Israel. This roadmap will continue to foster collaboration between the two countries to counter global challenges and threats. The UK and Israel are committed to improving Palestinian livelihoods and economic development.
They are also united in their concern for Iran's nuclear activities and its destabilizing influence in the Middle East, whether it is directly involved or through terrorist proxies and groups. Youth organizations are at the forefront of promoting Jewish values and contributing to the wider community. Ezra London, founded in 1919, is the oldest Jewish youth movement in the UK and provides recreational and educational activities within a Jewish framework. The Federation of Young Zionists (FZY), established in 1935, focuses on developing a strong Jewish and Zionist identity through camps, seminars, and other events.
The United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) works to support projects in Israel and strengthen the connection between Jewish youth in the UK and Israel. BBYO UK & Ireland is part of a global organization that emphasizes Jewish values and empowers young people through leadership initiatives, camps, trips, and other activities. Bnei Akiva UK focuses on instilling the importance of Torah and Israel through various events. The Jewish Student Union is a peer-led inter-community organization that defends the interests of Jewish students studying in the UK and Ireland.
Betar UK, part of the global Betar movement, offers a recreational environment that emphasizes Jewish values and Zionism. Hashomer Hatzair UK promotes coexistence between different cultures and religions through young people's participation. HRH has long been an advocate for youth causes through its charities and sponsorships, supporting young Londoners in their personal development. The Community Security Trust (CST) works to protect British Jews from anti-Semitism and related threats.
There are numerous notable Jewish sites across the UK such as JW3 (the London Jewish Community Center), the Jewish Museum in London, Manchester Jewish Museum, and synagogues all over. Stephen trained as a lawyer at Gray's Inn, earned an MBA from London Business School, specialized in corporate finance in the city before specializing in growing businesses to achieve sales, and ran several non-profit organizations during periods of great development and change. This mission requires participation from all members of the community - from policy makers to those working on the ground to improve Jewish life. It highlights the relevance of religious observance in social work.
The Edict of Expulsion issued by King Edward I led to the disappearance of England's Jewish community until Oliver Cromwell's era in 1660s. Between 1938-1939, until World War II broke out on September 1st 1939, nearly 10,000 Jewish children from Germany, Austria, and Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia were allowed into the UK as part of Kindertransport rescue effort. The Board of Deputies of British Jews is the main representative body of British Jews and British branch of World Jewish Congress. This chapter focuses on cooperation between official Jewish welfare agencies throughout the community and institutions helping those in need outside it.
New data sources collected every decade or analysed for the first time will provide valuable information about current issues and trends in UK's Jewish community. The increase in fully-Jewish education has led to a decrease in participation of Jewish students in further education. There are also several adult learning centers such as London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS) and Lyon Learning Project. Benjamin Disraeli was MP of Jewish origin during that period who served twice as Prime Minister (1868 & 1874-1880) - considered first Jewish PM even though his parents converted him to Anglican Church at an early age.
At this time of economic tension, it is essential that evidence is provided to address pressing issues within the community while preserving its culture and identity. The United Kingdom is proud of its long history defending rights of members of all faiths internationally including Jews.