A RECORD number of 120 people have nominated as General Franchise deputies on the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.
There are 75 places available, and members of the Board of Deputies will cast their ballots by post over the next fortnight.
The highest number previously received was 95 nominations during the last election two years ago.
“The 120 nominees include a number of young adults, older community members, men, women and just about every other demographic eligible to nominate. They come from the left, right and centre and are orthodox, progressive and non-affiliated”
said Board of Deputies President Yair Miller.
“This is the unique strength of our organisation and what makes us truly representative.”
“We are delighted at the tremendous interest shown by the community – and particularly by young adults – in signing up to stand as deputies,”
CEO Vic Alhadeff said.
“It clearly demonstrates an awareness and recognition of the vital work being done by the Board of Deputies across a broad spectrum of areas, from combatting antisemitism and generating understanding of Israel in the public discourse to bridge-building with key sectors and working within the political arena. All these activities and so many more are conducted as part of the Board’s strategy of advancing social harmony through the prism of the Jewish experience.”
The results of the elections will be announced at the plenum meeting on Tuesday evening November 19.
Apart from General Franchise deputies, the 61 organisations which are constituent members of the Board of Deputies also have representatives at the Board of Deputies, serving as Constituent Deputies.
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