A dozen young Jewish leaders graduated from their leadership development programme last week and were tasked with tackling some of the most pressing challenges facing the community.
The 12 emerging leaders who completed the Adam Science Leadership Programme were Alice Alphandary, Naomi Bloomer, Aviva Braunold, Emily Eastmond, Yehudis Goldsobel, Josh Harris, Rachel Kass, Claudia Levine, Matthew Owen, Jay Schlesinger, Neil Taylor and Natacha Woodcock.
Thursday’s graduation event featured guest speaker Councillor Georgia Gould, leader of Camden Council and one of the youngest people in the UK to have been appointed a council leader.
The programme was created in memory of Adam Science, a talented young community leader who was killed in a car accident at the age 27.
He had dreamed of setting up a leadership programme to create a pipeline of fresh Jewish leaders.
The programme is run by the Jewish Leadership Council’s leadership development arm Lead, and organisers said participants this year came “from across the communal spectrum” with “an equal balance of lay and professional roles”.
Lead director Michelle Janes said the cohort were “a credit to themselves, the community and the organisations with which they are involved”.