WJC Vice-President (united Kingdom)
President, Board of Deputies of British Jews
Jonathan Arkush is a barrister and mediator specialising in property, commercial and probate law. He has a part-time judicial position as a deputy Chancery Master in the High Court of England and Wales.
His communal involvements have included the campaign for Soviet Jewry, chairmanship of his community in Borehamwood & Elstree, chair of the steering group to establish and subsequently chair of governors of Hertsmere Jewish Primary School and vice-chair of the steering group to establish Yavneh College, a new Jewish secondary school.
He was elected Senior Vice President of the Board of Deputies in May 2009m and chaired the Board’s Defence Divison for two 3-year terms until 2015.
He was elected as President of the Baord on 17 May 2015 in a contest in which all three of the Board’s Vice Presidents stood for the office.
He is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren.