Vivian Wineman

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Vivian Wineman was elected President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the reperesentative body of the Jewish community in Britain, on 17 May 2009, and made President on 1 June,[1] after an election which for the first time in the Board’s 250-year history involved four candidates.[2]

Prior to that he was the Senior Vice President. In addition, he is chairman of the Membership Council of the Jewish Leadership Council. On 7 November 2013, he was elected Chairman of the Council of the European Jewish Congress, the representative body of European Jewry, and in March 2013 he was elected Vice President of the World Jewish Congress.[2]

He has shown a particular interest in inter-faith work.[3]

In July 2007 he became Vice Chair of the Inter Faith Network for the UK the umbrella body for inter faith organisations and national faith bodies working in the UK and on 1 July 2013 he was elected Co Chair. [4] Previously he was joint chair of Peace Now[1] and chair of the New Israel Fund of Great Britain.

Professionally he has worked as a commercial lawyer in private practice specialising in insolvency work.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Rocker, Simon (21 May 2009). "Peace activist Wineman snatches Board presidency in close-run poll". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Vivien Wineman". Jewish Leadership Council. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Cooper, Zaki (12 June 2009). "A new leader for Britain's oldest religious minority". The Times. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Winograd, Zoe (3 July 2013). "Vivian Wineman elected co-chair of Interfaith Network". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 31 August 2014.