Join JINSA for a Conference Call on:

Election Implications for UK Jewry


Michael Makovsky, PhD

Jonathan Arkush

Mike Makovsky
Jonathan Arkush
Moderated By:
JINSA President & CEO
President, Board of Deputies of British Jews

Monday, December 16
4:30 PM EST

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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, the Jewish secondary school in Borehamwood.

He was elected Senior Vice President of the Board of Deputies in May 2009 and chaired the Board’s Defence Division for two 3-year terms until 2015. His responsibilities included defending the community against anti-Semitism, discrimination and any threat to Jewish faith and practice in the United Kingdom, and to forging deeper understanding between British Jews and other faiths.

He was elected as President of the Board on 17 May 2015 in a contest in which all three of the Board’s Vice Presidents stood for the office. After completing his term of office he stepped down in May 2018.

He is married with 3 children, 2 of whom live in Israel, and 5 grandchildren.

Michael Makovsky, PhD is JINSA President & CEO. He is a U.S. national security expert, and has worked extensively on U.S. policy towards Iran’s nuclear program, the Middle East, and the intersection of international energy markets and politics with U.S. national security.

The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) is dedicated to educating Congressional, military and civilian national security decision-makers on American defense and strategic interests, primarily in the Middle East, the cornerstone of which is a robust U.S.-Israeli security cooperation. JINSA believes that a strong American military and national security posture is the best guarantor of peace and the survival of our values and civilization.