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Vision 2020: Leading British Jewry into the Future

9:30 am, 09 March 2014

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Sunday March 9th 2014

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CONFERENCE

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Convened by The Board of Deputies of British Jews in conjunction with the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL in partnership The JC.

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Venue: Gustave Tuck lecture theatre, second floor, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

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Registration fee: £15  Student concession: £10  (includes lunch and all refreshments). Reservation is essential, online only:

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This event is kindly sponsored by the family of the late Lord Mishcon.

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PROGRAMME:

9.30-10.00: Registration and coffee

In the Garden Room, ground floor, Wilkins Building (South Wing entrance), UCL

Registration will also be available outside the lecture theatre.

10.00-10.05: Welcoming remarks, Judge Laurence Brass (Treasurer, Board of Deputies), Mr Stephen Grabiner (Chair,The JC)

10.05-10.25: Introduction to current community trends, Dr Jonathan Boyd (Jewish Policy Research)

10.25-10.50: The Anglo-Jewish past and the future of British Jews: how history (and myth) shapes expectations, Professor David Cesarani OBE (Royal Holloway, University of London)

10.50-11.15: Leading British Jewry: Can we take lessons from social research? Professor Margaret Harris (Birkbeck, University of London; Institute for Voluntary Action Research)

11.15-11.30: Refreshments in the Garden Room

11.30-11.55: May you live to 120 - Planning for an Older Community, Mr Simon Morris (Jewish Care)

12.00-12.45: Panel debate with audience participation chaired by Mr Simon Rocker (The JC). Panelists include morning speakers and Mr Joe Tarsh (Union of Jewish Students)

12.45-1.45: Kosher finger buffet lunch with wines and soft drinks - In the Garden Room

1.50-2.00: The American perspective on British Jewry (short film)

2.00-2.25: The view from Europe, Dr Richard Prasquier (CRIF, France)

2.25-2.50: The Role of Community Centres, Mr Raymond Simonson (JW3)

2.50-3.00: Short break

3.00-3.30: Why lead? Ms Nicky Goldman (Lead - the leadership development division of the JLC)

3.30-4.15: Panel debate with audience participation chaired by Mr Simon Rocker (The JC). Panelists include afternoon speakers and Rabbi Reuben Livingstone (Chaplain to HM Forces)

4.15-4.30: Closing remarks and summary, Mr Vivian Wineman (President, Board of Deputies)

4.30-5.00: Refreshments and social in the Garden Room

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Morning speakers introduced by Mr Michael Reik.

Afternoon speakers introduced by Mr David Farbey.

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For more information on the speakers and to download the programme please see below:

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