JLC Expands Its Membership In The Social Care Sector with The Fed And Kisharon Both Joining

The Jewish Leadership Council has today announced a further expansion of its members in the social care sector, with the welcome addition of two new organisations to its Membership. The Federation of Jewish Social Services (The FED) were unanimously admitted as members in July 2014 and Kisharon was unanimously admitted at the meeting of the JLC Council on 20th October 2014.

The Chief Executive Simon Johnson has, with the support of the Trustees and Council, been seeking to expand the JLC’s membership in the social care sector, so as to strengthen the JLC’s representative role as part of its stated objective to put social care at the heart of the JLC’s strategic objectives.

The Fed will enable the JLC to take account of issues outside London when discussing policy issues with Government and Parliamentarians. Karen Phillips CEO and Mark Adlestone Chair have worked extensively to unite local organisations and rationalise resources creating The Fed from three mergers over the last two decades, which is the type of collaboration which the JLC is trying to encourage in communal organisations.

Kisharon is a highly respected service providing vital support for Jewish people with learning difficulties at every stage of their lives and their families. Kisharon and the JLC are already collaborating in a number of areas, and Kisharon is taking particularly innovative approaches, which the JLC is participating in, to help people with learning difficulties have rewarding life opportunities.


The Fed will be represented on the Council of Membership by its Chairman, Mark Adlestone.
The Fed is the lead social care organisation in Greater Manchester, providing a range of services to people of all ages, including adult care, child care and protection, mental health, as well as carer and volunteer support. The Fed offers a unique model of intergenerational care to the local community. Whilst largely community based, The Fed’s head office is at Heathlands Care Village, providing independent living, residential, nursing and end of life care alongside a community and children’s centre on the same site.


Kisharon will be represented on the Council of Membership by its Chairman, Philip Goldberg.
Kisharon has a clear offering - providing life-long support for those in the Jewish community who have complex learning difficulties. Everyone has the right to develop their potential. Kisharon’s hands-on approach enables the people they support to transform their lives through education, employment or supported living. Kisharon’s provision is unique in the Jewish community. At the heart of all services are Kisharon’s rich halachic values ensuring everything they do is underpinned with warmth and compassion.

Vivian Wineman Chairman of Council of Membership of the JLC commented:

I am delighted that the Council unanimously agreed to welcome The Fed and Kisharon to the membership of the JLC. We have now added four new members in 2014 and are delivering on our commitment to be more representative of the community’s institutions. I am particularly pleased that our social care members cover the breadth of services within the social care and health sector within the community.

Mark Adlestone, Chair of The Fed, commented:

The Fed’s membership of JLC will be hugely beneficial to all parties. The voice of regional organisations at a national level is crucial to effective leadership within the community. We will jointly benefit from other members' knowledge whilst contributing with our own innovation and skill.

Philip Goldberg, Chairman of Kisharon, commented:

Kisharon is joining the JLC at a very exciting time. The organisation has and is continuing to develop as the leading Jewish provider of life-long support for those with complex learning difficulties. At the backbone of all we offer are Kisharon’s rich halachic values which is obvious throughout our services that include excellent education, employment and supported living programmes. I am looking forward to collaborating with the JLC as I believe working together, sharing information, can only benefit the broader Jewish Community.

For further information, please contact Simon Johnson, Chief Executive, on 0207 042 8681.

Notes to Editors:

The Fed

Council Representative: Mark Adlestone, Chairman

Mark was born on 16th January 1959 in Lytham St Annes and lived there until August 2001 when he moved to Manchester. He attended St Edmund Hall, Oxford University where he studied Jurisprudence but left in 1979 before completing his course, in favour of joining his family business, Beaverbrooks. He became a director in 1984, joint in 1990 and sole Managing Director in 2000. He held this position until 1st February 2012 when he became Chairman. Highlights of his career were in 2008 when he won the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in the Sunday Times Best UK Companies to Work for and March 2009 when Beaverbrooks were voted as No 1 in the Sunday Times Best UK Companies to Work for. His goal is to see THE FED end up within the top 100 Sunday Times Best UK Companies to Work for.


Council Representative: Philip Goldberg, Chairman

Philip Goldberg has been the Managing Director of Northern and Midland Holdings for the past twenty years. Over the same time period Philip has become increasingly involved with Kisharon. Initially he served as the Treasurer of Kisharon’s Senior Centre before joining the Board and taking on the Chairmanship in 2008. Philip has steered Kisharon through a tight financial period to emerge strongly with a focussed leadership team and an efficient growth strategy. In addition to his involvement with Kisharon, Philip’s other community work includes having been a Governor of Hasmonean High School from 2003-2008 as well as serving as an active paramedic for Hatzola for close on 30 years.

- The Fed and Kisharon join Camp Simcha, and University Jewish Chaplaincy as new members of the JLC in 2014.
- The JLC members in the Health, Social care and well being sector are Jewish Care, Norwood Ravenswood, Nightingale Hammerson, Maccabi GB, Camp Simcha and The Fed.
- This brings the total number of members of the JLC to 29