What does the Council of Membership do?
The Council of Membership is the top body of the JLC – it’s the ‘Council’ in ‘Jewish Leadership Council’.
The Council meets four times a year to discuss big strategic issues that affect the Jewish community in the UK, to approve any decisions made by the Trustees and to plan for the future.
The Council also elects the JLC’s Trustees and approves any new member organisations that join the JLC.
How are the members chosen?
Every JLC member organisation has one person on the Council of Membership. This is usually their most senior lay-leader (President, chair etc). Additionally, the JLC’s New Leadership Network elects two of its members to sit on the Council.
Every member organisation has its own procedures for choosing its senior lay-leaders. This means that the makeup of the Council of Membership is in the hands of the JLC’s member organisations.
The JLC’s Vice-Presidents cannot vote at Council of Membership meetings; only members who represent organisations are allowed to make decisions.
Who are they accountable to?
The members of the Council of Membership are accountable to the member organisation that nominated them. In this way, the JLC is accountable to all the major institutions of the British Jewish community.
Who are the current Council of Membership?