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Board president hopeful Rosenberg releases campaign video outlining his vision

Social media friendly video features footage of Phil Rosenberg at events with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Labour leader Keir Starmer, and the Pope.

Lee Harpin is the Jewish News's political editor

Phil Rosenberg with Rishi Sunak in Board camping video
Phil Rosenberg with Rishi Sunak in Board camping video

Board of Deputies presidential hopeful Phil Rosenberg has attempted to boost his campaign with the release of a video complete with footage of him at events with prime minister Rishi Sunak, Labour leader Keir Starmer and the Pope.

In the newly released film Rosenberg attempts to outline his vision for the organisation, if he is elected to succeed out-going president Marie van der Zyl in the May 12th election.

Featuring scenes from the vigil for Israel’s hostages in Borehamwood, and including clips of Rosenberg’s media appearances and speaking engagements, the deputy for Brondesbury Park synagogue suggests that if elected as president he will be a “campaigner who will stand up against antisemitism, advocate for peace and security for Israel, and defend our religious freedoms.”

Phil Rosenberg video

Rosenberg, who left the Board in 2022 to take up public relations roles, declares himself to be someone with “fresh ideas and bold vision” who has “connections across all political parties.”

He pledges to “empowering our incredible 300 Deputies”, by turning the Board’s plenaries “from a “talking shop into a platform for activism”.

Noting that we are currently living in a period of unprecedented uncertainty Rosenberg adds:“We must not be defined by negativity. We need to celebrate Jewish life in Britain, and build bridges across our community, and with different communities, young and old”.

Phil Rosenberg

The video also shows Rosenberg speaking with former president Jonathan Arkush at a pro-Israel demo.

The film ends with a call from the presidential hopeful for deputies to use their vote to “Choose the future and make history together”.

Rosenberg faces challenges from Amanda Bowman, Michael Ziff and Sheila Sheila Gewolb to be elected to the prestigious role.

If he wins, at the age of 38, Rosenberg would become the youngest ever president.

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