JC Power 100

The JC Power 100: Numbers 91 - 100

September 5, 2008

Rabbi Jonathan Guttentag 91 (New)

The long-serving minister of Manchester's Whitefield Synagogue was cited by the judges for his wider communal role, particularly in the creation of innovative employment projects for Charedim — for example, vocational courses in subjects such as accountancy. Another goal has been working towards an infrastructure for Jewish learning to be available for all ages and abilities. He founded and has maintained an interlinking roster of educational organisations through the Whitefield shul “campus”.

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The JC Power 100: Numbers 81 - 90

September 5, 2008

Jessica Truman and Adam Pike 81 (69)

With ongoing problems for Jewish students on campus from Muslim and left-wing elements, much rests on the outgoing and incoming UJS chairs. Nearing the end of her chairmanship, Jessica Truman took satisfaction in a positive NUS conference in Jewish student terms. Her successor harnessed the power of the new media in a productive “Vote Pikey” election campaign on Facebook and YouTube. His youth-movement experience takes in RSY and FZY.

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The JC Power 100: Numbers 71 - 80

September 5, 2008

David Toube 71 (New)

An up-and-coming name as key contributor to the well-regarded Harry’s Place blog, which is sympathetic to Israel, if at times critical, and exposes what it sees as left-wing hypocrisy. In professional life, the Oxford-educated blogger is an associate at the London office of international law firm Cleary Gottlieb, where he specialises in Financial Services Authority requirements to which regulated companies are subject. He has also authored legal guides and lectured in law at Queen Mary College, University of London.

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The JC Power 100: Numbers 61 - 70

September 5, 2008

Rabbi Danny Kirsch 61 (43)

A fall in the rankings for the Orthodox outreach activities specialist. Raised in Hampstead Garden Suburb, Rabbi Kirsch “caught the community involvement bug” as a youth leader and activist. After a foray into the fashion world, five years in Israel at Ohr Somayach Yeshivah prepared him for a rabbinical return to run the Jewish Learning Exchange.

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The JC Power 100: Numbers 51 - 60

September 5, 2008

David Miliband 51 (New)

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The JC Power 100: Numbers 41 - 50

September 5, 2008

Stephen Smith 41 (72)

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And the UK's bottom Jew is...

By David Aaronovitch, June 6, 2008

Shunned by the JC Power 100, at least I’m not on the list of the 10 least influential people in the community

Each week last month I scanned the JC Power 100 list. I wasn’t in 60-100. The next week I wasn’t in 30-60. And finally I wasn’t in 1-30. For those slower readers, allow me to summarise by saying that I therefore wasn’t anywhere in the top 100 Jews or influencers of Jewish life in Britain. Which makes you wonder what I’m doing at the bottom of this page at all. Just a hang-over from the Ned Temko days, I suppose.

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Sir Alan is our number one

By Simon Round, May 16, 2008

The JC’s Power 100 of the most influential Jews in the country has sparked off plenty of debate in the media — mainly about how we could have possibly have fired (or rather failed to hire) Sir Alan Sugar.

For the record, Sir Alan — who is certainly Jewish and influential — did not make the list because, according to one of the judges, Ben Rich, although he is a generous philanthropist for Jewish causes, “he does not pursue a specific agenda”.

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