Our Top 10 in 2010 – FORTY UNDER 40: Where are they now?

Our Top 10 in 2010 – FORTY UNDER 40: Where are they now?

pizap.com14183003618285Today Jewish News, in partnership with the Jewish Leadership Council, relaunches Forty Under 40 – our search for the 40 Jews under the age of 40 poised to make the biggest impact on our community.

NOMINATE those that you consider to have a bright future within Anglo-Jewry. Just CLICK HERE

Almost five years after the first list was published, Alex Davis completes his look back at those featured in the original 2010 list to see what they’ve achieved – from numbers 10 to one!


10 – Rabbi Miriam BergerMiriam Berger f

Rabbi Berger is still Principal Rabbi of Finchley Reform Synagogue, where the community has grown to 800 families.

Since 2010, FRS has become the first shul to enter into a local partnership with churches to run a nightly winter shelter for the homeless.

Additionally, for the past two years the shul has successfully hosted the Somali Bravanese Muslim community every night during the month of Ramadan, following the 2013 arson attack on their centre.  In partnership with Alyth synagogue, FRS is opening a full time children’s day care facility, which is due to open in the summer of 2015.

Rabbi Berger recently contributed to a book on the assisted dying debate, called Assisted Dying – Rabbinic Responses and continues to contribute regularly to Jewish News.

9 - Rob Suss f9 – Robert Suss

Robert is currently head of Private Wealth Management (PWM) in London, overseeing the business in global locations including Belgium, Israel, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Prior to this role he was a senior investment professional in PWM and later head of the Wealth Management Solutions team in EMEA. Additionally, Robert is on the Advisory Board of Global Angels, an international charity empowering disadvantaged children and their communities around the world.

He also continues to serve as a trustee and co-campaign chair to Jewish Care and as  chairman of the Patrons at the Royal Academy of the Arts.

8 - Andrew Shaw f8- Rabbi Andrew Shaw

Rabbi Andrew Shaw In late 2010, adding to his role at head of Tribe, Rabbi Shaw was appointed director of United Synagogue Living & Learning – responsible for education across the US for all ages.

He has been responsible for the creation of a wealth of educational publications, heritage trips for US communities and leadership programmes for the rabbinate.

In 2012  he stepped down from Tribe and moved into a more strategic position as director of US Futures, created to build the next generation of inspired Jews by giving them the resources they need to maximise their potential.

Additionally, he is involved in the 70 Days for 70 Years project which launches in January and aims to reach out to Jews across the globe in memory of the six million murdered in the Holocaust.

7 - Danny Stone f7 – Danny Stone

Danny continues to serve as director of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, working with MPs and Peers of all parties to tackle anti-Jewish behaviour.

The group recently launched the high-profile all-party report into Electoral Conduct, for which Danny was personally praised by MPs and the speaker, and is currently undertaking a second major inquiry into anti-Semitism, which is set to be released.

Additionally, Danny currently writes a popular wrestling blog called Royal Rambling, which is published on the Huffington Post.

Alongside his co-blogger, Robert Rams, he has interviewed major wrestlers including Batista, who featured in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film.

6- Chaya Spitz

6 - Chaya Spitz f

Chaya remains at the helm of the Interlink Foundation and has directed the charity’s growth over the last four years, alongside her counterpart in Manchester, Nava Kestenbaum.

Interlink, which won charity sector PQASSO Quality Award at Level 3, remains popular in the Charedi community, particularly for its social action and community services.

Recent work includes the development of the charity Shaarei Parnoso Toiva (SPT) which supports Charedi men in employment.

Chaya has also been a pioneer of consortium working within the Charedi sector, culminating in a subsidiary called Interlink Community Services, which bids for public sector contracts on behalf of the organisation’s members.

4 Amy phillipsnew f4= -Amy Philip (now Amy Braier)

Amy Braier (previously Amy Philip) took over as director of the Pears Foundation in 2012, following the departure of Charles Keidan.

Working closely with Trevor Pears, she manages the delivery of the Foundation’s strategy and operations, and works with its partners including the Centre for Holocaust Education at the Institute of Education, the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and the UK Task Force on issues affecting Arab citizens of Israel.

Additionally, in 2013 she became a trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.


4=- Charles Keidan


Charles is currently a philanthropy practice research fellow at City University’s Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at Cass Business School.

In this role, he has recently published a major study of philanthropy education in Europe and a series of features for Times Higher Education.

After a decade leading the Pears Foundation, Charles moved to Northern California in 2013 to join Stanford University’s Centre on Philanthropy and Civil Society as a visiting scholar.

While at Stanford, Charles co-taught philanthropy classes in which students donate $100,000 to worthwhile causes.


Jeremy Stowe Lindner3 – Jeremy Stowe Lindner

In 2012, Jeremy left his post as headteacher of the Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoSS), the UK’s first cross-communal secondary school.

Shortly after, he took up the role of Principal of Bialik College, a Jewish school in Melbourne for around 960 students aged three to 18.

Bialik College is renowned globally for being the research base for the University of Harvard’s Project Zero Culture of Thinking, largely because of the College’s Cultures of Thinking philosophy, renowned in the education world.

Recently the school has moved into the pluralistic Jewish sector and currently describes itself as a Cross-Communal Jewish school.


2 -Dan Berelowitz2 - Dan_Berelowitz f

After leaving his role as director of Tzedek, which more than quadrupled in size during his four years of leadership, Dan co-founded the International Centre for Social Franchising (ICSF) in 2011.

ICSF works to help the most successful social impact projects replicate themselves elsewhere.

As chief executive, Dan has worked on a range of projects with major clients including Oxfam, GlaxoSmithKline, Big Society Capital and Big Lottery, as well as successful small charities such as Street League and FoodCycle.

Within the Jewish world, Dan still occasionally advises community organisations and is on the board of the bike project based at J-hub.

1 - Elliott Goldstein

1 – Elliott Goldstein

Elliott currently works as a headhunter and partner at the Executive Search Firm, where he leads the company’s Retail and Leisure practice.

Communally, Elliott is primarily involved with three organisations where he is a trustee or director.

He is Chair of Programming at JW3; Chair of Strategic Planning and Chair of Marketing/Communications at Norwood and Chair of Fundraising at LSJS.

He is also an adviser to The Harold Grinspoon Foundation as it launches the PJ Library in the UK and is a member of the Steering and Implementation Committee for the JLC/ UJIA’s Youth Commission.

No wonder he was our number one!

The Jewish News has also launched a new search to run alongside Forty Under 40, called Twenty-Five Under 25. 

To NOMINATE someone for Twenty-Five Under 25 CLICK HERE


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