Lead, the leadership development division of the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) has announced the appointment of two new professional staff members to boost the Adam Science Leadership programme, work closely with alumni and support the wider community’s lay and professional leadership.
Miriam Lorie has joined as Lead’s Director of Programmes and Alumni Engagement, and Michelle Janes will take on the role of Director of Programmes and Consultancy, both part-time positions.
Miriam and Michelle will be responsible for running the Adam Science Foundations Course and Leadership Programme together, as well as playing a key role in widening the range of Lead’s offering.
In addition to this, Miriam, who was formerly Public Education Manager of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme, as well as being an Adam Science alumna (2014) and co-founder of Kehillat Nashira (the UK’s first regularly meeting Partnership Minyan), will be responsible for developing and running alumni engagement strategies.
Michelle has been working as Operations Director for Masorti Judaism for five years, managing programming, events and volunteer development. Having recently completed an MBA with a focus on senior lay-professional relationships within the UK Jewish community, Michelle will be responsible for providing consultancy in leadership development to communal organisations.
Nicky Goldman, Director of Lead, said:
"We are delighted that Miriam and Michelle are joining the Lead team. We firmly believe that our Programmes are vital in nurturing leaders in our community.
This is something Michelle and Miriam are also very passionate about. Both have many years’ experience working with the Jewish community, and we are looking forward to them bringing their talent and expertise to help develop the leadership programmes and resources that we can offer the community.”