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The only way is up: Leaders back plans to help women reach the top

A raft of measures to increase the number of women holding top professional and lay posts in community organisations have been agreed by the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), other communal leaders and welcomed by the Equalities Minister, Lynne Featherstone MP.

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Q & A: Daniel Grabiner, Union of Jewish Students Outgoing President

1. What motivates you to be involved in communal life? 

I have always been involved in the community and after being the President of a Jewish Society when I was on campus in Leeds, UJS simply felt like the next step. I truly value our community and am a product of what it offers. I have been on summer camps, a gap year; involved in music and theatre and put on events in the community. This involvement has strengthened my Jewish identity and I wanted to give something back to a community that has already provided me so much.

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Jewish Committee for the London Games

The Jewish Committee for the London Games (JCLG) is a partnership of Jewish communal organisations and has been working solidly over the last two years to ensure that our community can make the most of the Olympics and their legacy for Jewish London.

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Habima at the Globe

On 28 and 29 May Israel’s National Theatre Company, Habima, performed the Merchant of Venice in Hebrew at the Globe as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Despite boycott attempts by anti-Israel activists, both shows sold out and the performances were a huge success. The JLC hosted HE Daniel Taub, Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, Lord and Lady Sacks, Lord Winston, Rabbi Danny Rich, JLC members and other communal personalities as special guests for the evening.

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Honorary Doctorate for Mick Davis

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Connecting with the Jewish World

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PCC Elections

The JLC has been monitoring the developments around the upcoming elections of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) as part of our workstream addressing the impact of localism on our community.

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Inspiring Women Leaders

Following its community-wide consultation and extensive research, the JLC’s Commission on Women in Jewish Leadership has now published its recommendations. The report, which supports and encourages community organisations to increase the number of women in leadership positions, contains practical mechanisms and advice to achieve this. It was launched at a reception at the offices of The Engine Group, where JLC member Debbie Klein, Engine’s Chief Executive and Chair of the JCC for London, delivered the keynote speech.

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Exec's Summary: July 2012

Last month our member organisations joined the wider voluntary sector in breathing a huge sigh of relief at the news that the Chancellor reversed Government plans to impose limits on tax relief for major charitable donations. The impact of those measures would have been felt disproportionately within the Jewish charitable sector. We campaigned hard on this with the wider charity sector. Later this month the CEOs of JLC member charities are meeting with Nick Hurd – Cabinet Office Minister with responsibility for the Third Sector. That meeting will now be able to focus upon the many other challenges we currently face, from the impact of Equalities legislation to the current economic climate.

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