Shul back on Board

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY -

CAT­FORD AND Brom­ley United Syn­a­gogue is to re­join the Board of Deputies seven months af­ter quit­ting the or­gan­i­sa­tion be­cause it did not think it was “good value”.

Chair of the south-Lon­don shul, Joe Burchell, said the change of heart had fol­lowed dis­cus­sions with se­nior Board vice-pres­i­dent Richard Ver­ber, “who clearly ap­pre­ci­ated that the Board of Deputies needed to mod­ernise the way it en­gages with a smaller com­mu­nity like ours”. Mr Ver­ber said he was de­lighted to wel­come Cat­ford back into the fold. “The Board of Deputies’ strength comes from rep­re­sent­ing hun­dreds of com­mu­ni­ties, big and small.”

Speak­ing to the JC in March, Mr Burchell said that it cost a syn­a­gogue such as his around £500 an­nu­ally to send a deputy to the Board, which was “un­eco­nom­i­cal”. Mem­bers could find out about the Board’s work with­out the need to send a rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

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