JLC leads community groups in meeting with The Rt. Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP
The Rt. Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP and Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport met with the heads of a number of leading cultural and sporting Jewish communal organisations and given a tour of the JW3 Jewish community centre.
In attendance at the meeting were Simon Johnson, Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, Claudia Mendoza, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the Jewish Leadership Council; Marc Levy, North West Regional Manager at the Jewish Leadership Council; Raymond Simonson, Chief Executive of JW3; Mark Gardner, Deputy Chief Executive of the CST; Abigail Morris, Executive Director of the Jewish Museum; Martin Berliner, Chief Executive of Maccabi GB, and Laura Marks OBE, Founder and Chair of Mitzvah Day.
The meeting, arranged by the Jewish Leadership Council, introduced Jeremy Wright QC MP to the work of each of these organisations and their contributions to the work of his Department.
Among the issues raised were funding for schools physical education programmes and other health related opportunities, building interfaith relationships through social action, and issues experienced by the Jewish community on social media.
Simon Johnson, Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council said:
“We are delighted that the Secretary of State was able to spare the time to understand and see first-hand the excellent work that our communal organisations do. We look forward to continuing to showcase the great work of our members and the wider Jewish community to government.”
Raymond Simonson, Chief Executive of JW3 said:
“It was great to show the Secretary of State around JW3 and give him a first-hand account of the important role that we play in providing opportunities for people of all backgrounds to engage in positive Jewish cultural experiences. His visit came at a time where the cultural offering in our community, through JW3, the Jewish Museum, UK Jewish Film and others, has never been stronger."