Support for our regions

In 2016 the JLC 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 and Leeds 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 two Regional Managers:





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.

Leo Brosh - Yorkshire, East Coast and East Midlands

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

Leo covers a region spanning from Northampton to Newcastle, and is based with the Jewish community in Leeds. He 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, Leo has held positions within the Jewish Community from being on UJS National Council, Nottingham Jewish Society Committee and on FZY’s Mazkirut. Leo has represented the community at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and at European and World Jewish Congress’. He also founded a Jewish Student Society in Hong Kong which connected Jewish students studying there with the local community.

He holds a Msci in International Relations (and Global Issues) from The University of Nottingham and is a graduate of FZY/Young Judaea’s Year Course Program. He has a passionate commitment to community cohesion and inclusivity alongside an energetic interest in global affairs.