NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies is recognised by the NSW government, its agencies, NGOs, unions, the media and other ethnic, cultural and religious groups as the representative roof-body of the Jewish community. It leads, speaks and advocates on behalf of the NSW Jewish community, with 55 major communal organisations as its constituents.

The governing body of the Board of Deputies is the elected plenum of 142 deputies, which meets monthly to consider issues of communal importance. Half of the Deputies are elected every two years by general franchise and half are appointed by the constituent organisations. The plenum elects an Executive, which conducts the organisation’s administration.

Our goal is a united NSW Jewish community, adequately resourced, enjoying physical and political security as part of a harmonious, inclusive and democratic Australian society. More specifically, we work to:

  • Ensure the political and physical security of the NSW Jewish community
  • Combat antisemitism and other forms of racism
  • Increase understanding of Israel and its centrality to Jewish life
  • Promote social inclusion of all segments of NSW society
  • Maintain the unity and cohesion of the NSW Jewish community
  • Ensure the continuity of a vibrant NSW Jewish community