Construction work has begun on the development of the new Ilford Jewish Primary School expected for delivery in Summer 2013 together with a new arts and drama block for King Solomon High School. Following the publication of the Wagner report into the future of Jewish education in the UK, the restructuring of the educational provision …
While some aspects of Jewish life are enduring, others are always changing. As the demographics of the Jewish community change, so do its needs. Wider social trends also impact upon the Jewish community.
The JLC plans for the future of the Jewish community and works to ensure this future is properly provided for. This includes projecting future need, identifying gaps in communal infrastructure, and working with our members to make sure those gaps are filled.
- The Commission for Jewish Schools, which was conducted by the JLC, implemented by a Schools Strategy Implementation Group and is in the process of becoming a new permanent agency for Jewish schools.
- The Commission for Women in Leadership
- Leadership development, though nurturing the New Leadership Network and creating LEAD
- The new Community Vitality initiative
Recent Work on Future Planning:
It’s easy to get caught up in the narrative of negativity. Against the backdrop of the increasingly intense assault upon Israel’s legitimacy and the ever-present backdrop of extremism and antisemitism there are certainly an array of reasons for the pervasiveness of pessimism in communal discourse. However, it would be the worst kind of victory to …
As world Jewry reflects upon the Toulouse tragedy, it provides a stark reminder of the impact that extreme political discourse around Zionism and Israel can have upon Diaspora Jewish communities, and of the importance of maintaining the infrastructure for both the physical and political defense of our community. Our hearts go out to the families …