Name: Claudia Mendoza
Role: Director of Public Affairs
Organisation: Jewish Leadership Council
I am proud to be part the JLC. We have sought to meet the challenge between the sometimes fraught conflict between religion and sexuality/gender identity in a pragmatic way. Speaking to LGBT+ people about their experiences and undergoing Keshet UK training has been hugely beneficial in helping me to become an LGBT+ ally. We have encouraged all our members do undergo the same training.
The past few years, my work has been dominated by the issue of antisemitism. There is no doubt in my mind that the role of allies was vital for championing our cause. It helped me further understand the importance of speaking up for those on the receiving end of any prejudice.