Support for our regions

JLC has rolled out a programme of practical support for advocacy in our major UK cities and regions. We have taken this action to ensure that Scotland, Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham, now have a full time regional external affairs manager - often based in the communal buildings. Each appointment has been made in conjunction with communal representative councils.

JLC regional external affairs managers exist to carry out those advocacy and networking tasks that local communities have always wanted to do, but have not always had the resource or means to do on a full time concerted basis. All our managers work alongside existing communal structures. Each city and region is obviously different has its own history and character – often this advocacy cannot and should not be controlled from London. The JLC is committed to enabling our Jewish communities outside of London to have their voice heard and to extend the great work undertaken by many lay leaders in previous years. Our regional structure is a practical sign of how the JLC wants to focus on the long term vibrancy and vitality of Jewish communities around the whole of the United Kingdom.

The JLC currently has three Regional Manager's:

   

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Danielle Bett - Scotland

Danielle is the Scotland Regional Manager at the JLC.

Danielle works to develop our political strategy and engagement with MPs in Scotland as well as Members of the Scottish Parliament. She works closely with Scotland’s communal representative bodies and supports their excellent work in Scotland, which includes political engagement, supporting local communities and amplifying the work of our members.

Prior to joining the JLC, Danielle worked in the Financial Services sector. She also volunteered with the Israeli Community in Scotland in a number of projects.

She has a degree in International Relations and Spanish from the University of St Andrews, with a keen interest in conflict studies.

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Marc Levy - North West & West Midlands

Marc is the JLC North West External Affairs Manager.

Marc covers Greater Manchester, North Wales and the West Midlands.

Marc meets regularly with local politicians and works closely with local Jewish communities.

Marc graduated with a Law Degree from the University of Birmingham before embarking on an 11 year legal career. During this time, Marc took part in the UJIA Leadership Programme.

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Miki Vyse - Yorkshire, East Coast and East Midlands

Miki is the External Affairs Manager covering Yorkshire, the East Coast and the East Midlands.

Miki covers a region spanning from Northampton to Newcastle, and is based with the Jewish community in Leeds. She works to amplify the work of our members, assists with strategic development and is the one-stop shop for MPs and policy makers when understanding the landscape and issues relevant to our community.

Prior to working for the JLC, Miki has held positions within the Jewish Community in Leeds as the Development Manager for Volunteers at the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board and the Regional Coordinator for Jewish Volunteer Network. 

She holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of York and a Media BA from the University of Leeds and has a keen interest in the development and implementation of global policy.”