The 2013 Adam Science lay leadership programme was launched on Wednesday 16th January amidst a group of Trustees, Chief Executives of partner organisations, and Adam Science alumni.
The new group heard from Trustee Avi Goldberg about the legacy of Adam Science, a remarkable young lay leader who worked passionately to get young people involved and empowered within the community. After he died, the programme was set up in his memory and as a lasting legacy to fulfil his mission to help young lay leaders find their role in the Jewish community. The group also met with JLC Chief Executive Jeremy Newmark and UJIA Chief Executive Michael Wegier. Now in its 20th year, the Adam Science programme has seen 229 graduates pass through it, with alumni involved in lay leadership roles across 80 different organisations. Adam Science is run by Lead, a division of the JLC, and is the community’s leadership development resource for lay and professional leaders. Lead has been extremely busy in the last 3 months, having run a number of events including the first Jewish Community Trustees Event with JVN, the JLC Women’s Commission mentoring pilot, 3 global leaders’ round tables with Hilton Immerman (Sydney), Alan Teperow (Boston), Aliza Mazor (New York), 6 Limmud Conference sessions and more.