I met with Howard Winik and Michelle Hayward from the Merseyside Jewish Representative Council, who represent a community of around 2,500 people across the city region, as well as four synagogues.
We discussed challenges faced by the Jewish community, including the scourge of antisemitism. I was delighted to learn about the excellent work the JRC do – interfaith projects, support for the older people and community care and education through King David’s school.
The richly diverse Jewish community on Merseyside make a fantastic contribution to our region.
I will continue to stand with them in confronting racism and supporting the important role played by Jewish people in the civic, cultural, social and economic life of the Liverpool City Region.