Candidates we think you should vote for on Sunday

9 Jul

Changing the Board has been overwhelmed by the messages of support we’ve received from Deputies in recent weeks.

We are even more delighted that our message appears to have inspired record numbers of young and young-at-heart people to run for election to be a Deputy and we wish you all mazal tov on your success.

But there’s more.

Far from ‘sniping from the sidelines’, as one condescending Deputy embarrassingly accused us of on Twitter, Changing the Board supporters also want to dedicate their free time to the Board by running for a Division and sharing their wealth of experience.

We began as a tiny huddle of wide-eyed youth bewildered at the goings-on during plenary meetings. Our supporters now span all age groups, from Deputies who are only just legally allowed to drink to those who enjoy a free bus pass. Our votes will make a real difference to the elections on Sunday.

And we’d love for you to join us!

We aren’t exclusive, there is no age-limit, we share a variety of religious backgrounds (and none) and our politics span the whole colourful spectrum. But we are agreed on a need to create a better Board of Deputies, through wider representation of the whole community and more useful plenary meetings where everyone can play their part.

To achieve this, we have nearly two dozen candidates running for election across the four Divisions. They are all determined to work hard for you and create a Board of which we can be rightly proud.

We would very much welcome your votes and if you’d like to know more about us, please don’t hesitate to leave a message below.

In alphabetical order, here are the Changing the Board candidates standing and their constituencies.


  • Georgina Bye – Edgware Federation
  • Rachel Elf – RSY
  • Ilana Fenster – Noam
  • Alistair de Kare-Silver – UJS
  • Abigail Kay – UJS
  • Jem Stein – Habonim Dror


  • Dan Mackenzie – UJS
  • Julian Hunt – Harrow and Wembley Progressive
  • Adam Schwarz – UJS
  • Jason Taitz – Mill Hill United Synagogue


  • Hana Birks – Buckhurst Hill Masorti
  • Rachel Savage – Sukkat Shalom Reform
  • Jonathan Max Stone – West London Synagogue
  • Richard Verber – Limmud
  • Noga Zivan – British ORT


  • Lark Bieber – World Jewish Relief
  • Sam Freiberger – Golders Green United Synagogue
  • Elliot Jebreel – Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue
  • Anthony Tricot – Spanish and Portuguese
  • Gabriel Webber – UJS

In addition, we are very happy to back Richard Sassoon, Reading Hebrew Congregation, for election to F&O for the support he has already given us and intends to continue in the next triennial. A large number of Deputies have been in touch with us saying they are aligned with our goals and would like our support; if you’d like to be considered too, please do drop us an email by clicking here or leave us a message below. Please note we won’t be publishing these names at this stage.

Please click here to see our note to editors.


One Response to “Candidates we think you should vote for on Sunday”


  1. A helpful (unofficial) guide for how Sunday’s voting process works « Changing the Board - July 10, 2012

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