JC Power 100

Postscript to the Power 100

September 18, 2014

Topping the JC Power 100 list made Mick "the Miner" Davis's weekend – he was overheard to have said – but others were less than pleased at the ranking of communal heavyweights.

The omission of Jewish Care president, Lord Levy, was blasted by its chairman Steven Lewis.


Davis is the No 1 macher

By Charlotte Oliver, September 11, 2014

The wait is over. After four weeks of counting down, the top 10 of the JC Power 100 is revealed today. And there is a new man in pole position - Jewish Leadership Council chairman Mick Davis.

The 56-year-old South African is placed ahead of philanthropist Trevor Pears at number two; two chief rabbis; charity heads; a baroness; a dame and a 350-strong cohort of Limmud volunteers.


Power 100 - fun with a purpose

September 11, 2014

The JC’s Power 100 may, in the end, be no more than a bit of fun — although to judge from the anticipation with which it was awaited, it is treated extremely seriously in some quarters. But it does draw attention to a number of themes within our community. When we last compiled the list, in 2008, there was never any doubt who would be top.


JC Power 100 2014

September 10, 2014

1: Mick Davis: New boss in town

When Mick Davis became chairman of the trustees of the Jewish Leadership Council in July 2009, it may not have been exactly a palace coup but it showed who was boss in town.


JC Power 100: Numbers 100 - 51

August 28, 2014

100: Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris


Loud and clear opinions wanted

By Ben Rich, May 28, 2014

Unbelievably, it is six years since the JC last published its list of the 100 people who most influence the Jewish community. Editing the list then was a task which I undertook with a degree of trepidation. Surely people would realise it was just a bit of fun?


It’s back: the JC’s power 100 list

By Sandy Rashty, May 28, 2014

The hunt is on to find the most influential members of the community. The JC Power 100 will reveal who are British Jewry’s top movers and shakers — based on nominations from JC readers.

We want you to let us know who you think are the most notable figures within the worlds of religion, communal organisations, politics, finance and the arts.


And the UK's bottom Jew is...

By David Aaronovitch, June 5, 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.


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”.