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Interfaith officer for BOD

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-12-05

Board of Deputies

Board of Deputies

In a move to engage better with other communities, the Board of Deputies has appointed a new interfaith officer.

Aviva Dautch replaces Miriam Kaye who left after less than ten months in the job citing "total lack of support" from the Board with her job.

Dautch, who previously worked at the Board in a number of roles involving education takes on her new position with immediate effect.

As well as working at the Board, Dautch is completing an academic degree in Religion and Human Rights and is said to be the first Jewish person studying for it in the UK.

"The Board has always been active in this area, but the nature of the community’s relations with other faith groups and wider society has an increasing significance," said Board chief executive Jon Benjamin. "We have a great deal of experience that we can impart to others about integration, but also share many of the concerns of a minority group."