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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2019

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Marie van der Zyl

President, Board of Deputies of British Jews

Elected president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews in May 2018, Marie van der Zyl wasted no time in continuing the Jewish representative organization’s vocal stance against antisemitism in the British Labour Party. “Labour has failed to deal with antisemitism since the Jewish Community’s 2018 ‘Enough is Enough’ demonstration called on the Labour leadership to act against this racism," she said in February, after the resignation of a group of Labour parliamentarians over the ongoing scandal. “This is a moment of great shame for the Labour Party and a tragedy for the thousands of Jews who have supported the party for generations.” Born and brought up in London, van der Zyl still works part-time as an employment lawyer while juggling her communal responsibilities. (Photo: Board of Deputies of British Jews / Screenshot)

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