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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018


Marie van der Zyl

President, Board of Deputies of British Jews

Marie van der Zyl is the second woman to be elected as president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, a post she assumed in June 2018. The granddaughter of Rabbi Werner van der Zyl of the West London Synagogue, she graduated in law from Liverpool John Moores University. She became a deputy is 2012 and was elected vice president of the Board in 2015. In the past three years, van der Zyl has played a crucial part in the fight against antisemitism in the UK Labour Party, as well as against the so-called “cab-rank” policy, by which the Inner North London Coroner delayed the release of bodies to Jewish families – a policy ruled to be discriminatory by the British High Court. (Photo: Screenshot.)


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