Call for Overhaul of U.K. Board of Deputies

from The Jewish Chronicle Online (UK):

Website call for total overhaul of Board of Deputies

Nearly two thirds of the members of the Board of Deputies are over the age of 60, and more than a quarter over 70, according to a new online campaign for change within British Jewry’s main representative body.

The group of “young professionals, older professionals, volunteers, charity workers, youth movement workers and students” behind the Changing the Board website say that the Board “cannot remain a Sunday morning club for the select few”.

… Although there are more women than men in the British Jewish community, barely one in three deputies is a woman – 64 out of 260.

Calling for “revolution, but without the blood”, the group say they want to work within the existing framework to produce a more representative body.