What’s a Deputy you ask?
Deputies are the appointed or elected voting body of our organisation. There are two types of deputies.
Constituent Deputies are appointed by each of our 53 constituent organisations to be their representatives at our monthly plenum meetings. Constituent Deputies represent the interests of their organisations and report back to their organisations on issues that the Board of Deputies is dealing with.
General Franchise Deputies are elected from a large number of people from the broader Jewish community who nominate to be a deputy. General Franchise Deputies are people with experience and expertise in particular areas that can assist the Board of Deputies its work.
We currently have a record number of deputies under the age of 30, meaning young adults are involved in all aspects of our work. Many are also represented on key committees: Social Justice, Community Relations, Holocaust Remembrance and Public Affairs.