Jewish Leadership Council And London Jewish Forum Appoint Jay Stoll As Public Affairs Officer

The Jewish Leadership Council (“JLC”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Stoll as Public Affairs Officer, a position which is shared with the London Jewish Forum. Jay will replace Gabi Kobrin, who is leaving to live in Israel.

Jay Stoll, originally from Manchester, is currently the General Secretary of the London School of Economics Students Union, after graduating from LSE in 2013.  He will start his new role on July 7th 2014.

Simon Johnson, Chief Executive of the JLC, commented:

After a thorough search, I am delighted to have the chance to work with Jay in our public affairs team. He comes with an excellent reputation from his time at LSE and is one of the most talented student officers from within our community. He will continue and enhance the superb work that Gabi Kobrin has done. We will miss Gabi, but wish her well in her new life in Israel. Jay will work with Claudia Mendoza, who is returning to the JLC after her maternity leave. I am excited to have Claudia and Jay spearheading the JLC’s Public Affairs work.

Adrian Cohen, Chairman of the London Jewish Forum, said

We are very pleased that Jay Stoll will be continuing the excellent work that Gabi Kobrin has done on behalf of the London Jewish Forum. Jay was the outstanding candidate and his reputation from LSE will mean that we have a first class young professional helping to advance the cause of the Jewish Community in London.

Jay Stoll commented:

I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with the JLC and the London Jewish Forum and to promote the interests of the community in the public arena. The vision of both organisations to enhance the community’s discourse with stakeholders and policy makers is an exciting one and I look forward to being part of the team.


1. The Jewish Leadership Council is an umbrella body for Jewish Community institutions. It currently has 27 member organisations, whose senior lay leader sits on the Council of Members. The Council elects a Board of Trustees. The JLC’s role is to address the strategic challenges of the community and to work in close partnership with its member organisations.

2.  The London Jewish Forum is an advocate for the Capital’s Jewish Community, campaigning and influencing change in the public institutions that make decisions which affect Jewish lives. Rooted within Jewish values, it works across the community regardless of religious, cultural or political affiliations or beliefs, and with our neighbours. The LJF works to identify the issues and concerns of London’s Jewish community and ensure that City Hall and Town Halls understand and are responsive to them.