Staff at the Union of Jewish Students said ‘Mazel Tov’ to their boss David Brown this week, after he was confirmed as a new Schusterman Fellow – an esteemed global Jewish leadership role.

Brown, who is UJS chief executive, was one of 30 professional and volunteer Jewish leaders from Europe, the United States, Australia, South Africa and Israel to be recognised by the Schusterman Foundation.

The Fellowship is an executive-level leadership programme for those “working on the frontlines of Jewish and civic engagement, education reform, service and social justice, LGBTQ and equality issues, and public affairs”

“We need visionary, adaptable leaders, as economic, political and social conditions change over time both in the U.S. and around the world,” said Sanford R. Cardin, President of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

“We are investing in these Fellows to enhance their ability to help lead the Jewish community in addressing the evolving challenges and opportunities in the U.S., Israel and beyond.”