Stuart Polak, Baron Polak

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Polak
CBE
Personal details
Born Liverpool, United Kingdom
Occupation Peer

Stuart Polak, Baron Polak, CBE is a British Conservative politician and member of the House of Lords.

Early life

Stuart Polak was born in Liverpool, England.[1] He attended the Childwall Hebrew Congregation, a synagogue in Liverpool, where he was a chazan, or cantor, on Jewish High Holidays.[1] He took "educational trips" to Israel from the age of fifteen.[1]

Career

Polak was a youth officer at the Edgware United Synagogue in Edgware, North West London.[1] He served as an officer of the Board of Deputies of British Jews in the 1980s.[1]

Polak joined the Conservative Friends of Israel in 1989.[1] He served as its Director for twenty-six years, until August 2015.[1] He now served as its honorary president.[1] He also serves as the Chairman of TWC Associates and as a senior consultant to Jardine Lloyd Thompson.[2]

Polak was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for political service in the 2015 New Year Honours.[3] He was created a life peer taking the title Baron Polak, of Hertsmere in the County of Hertfordshire on 2 October 2015.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Dysch, Marcus (August 27, 2015). "Conservative Friends of Israel director Stuart Polak receives peerage". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved October 15, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Who We Are". TWC Associates. Retrieved October 15, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 61092. p. N10. 31 December 2014.
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