Council of Membership

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 the 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).

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?




Mark Adlestone OBE

The Fed




Sarah Anticoni

Partnerships for Jewish Schools



Jonathan Arkush

Board of Deputies of British Jews



Sharon Bannister BEM

Manchester Jewish Representative Council



Adrian Cohen

London Jewish Forum



Paul Charney

Zionist Federation of Greater Britain & Ireland



David Ereira




Shirley Fenster

Masorti Judaism


Debra Fox

Lead Co-Chair


Philip Goldberg




Uri Goldberg

University Jewish Chaplaincy 




Jonathan Goldstein


Chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council



Michael Goldstein




Josh Harendorf

Zionist Youth Council



Nigel Henry





Joshua Holt



Lucian Hudson

Liberal Judaism



Louise Jacobs




Doug Krikler




Melvin Lawson

Nightingale Hammerson


Steven Lewis

Jewish Care



Geoffrey Marx

Movement for Reform Judaism



Edward Misrahi




 Mark Morris

Work Avenue



Michael Goldstein

 United Synagogue



Michele Pollock

Wizo UK




Gerald Ronson CBE




Dan Rosenfield


World Jewish Relief




Leeds Jewish Representative Council



Julian Taylor

Camp Simcha



Miles Webber

Lead Co-Chair



Hilda Worth

Jewish Women’s Aid



Rt Hon Lord Young of Graffham CH, DL

Jewish Museum



Michael Ziff

Maccabi GB



Sabah Zubaida

Spanish & Portuguese Congregation