Jewish Leadership Council

JLC picks three ‘up-and-coming stars’ to fill key posts

By Naomi Firsht, March 15, 2016

The Union of Jewish Students campaigns director will move to the Jewish Leadership Council in June as one of three new appointments at the organisation.

Russell Langer will take up the position of public affairs manager at JLC central office.

The role of head of campaigns will be filled by Judith Flacks, former communications officer at research group


Lack of Jewish women leaders attacked

By Rosa Doherty, January 25, 2016

Women must work with communal organisations to secure better representation, a leading group has argued following the inclusion of only one woman in the Jewish Leadership Council's delegation to Downing Street last week.


Why the JLC own goal was so easy to avoid

By Simon Rocker, January 25, 2016

The Jewish Leadership Council's commission on women in Jewish leadership was a concerted effort to break the male stranglehold on communal organisations.

Since the commission reported four years ago, the JLC has tried to encourage progress. The 16 participants on its Gamechangers scheme to groom future leaders was equally divided between men and women.


Enough is enough - we should be centre stage

By Hannah Brady, January 25, 2016

Five years ago I decided to study in London, and the choice took me directly to the heart of the Anglo-Jewish bubble. Between now and then, I've cherished the opportunities that being an active member and leader of this community has offered me.

Of course, that includes a speaking role in last week's communal delegation to meet the Prime Minister.


Only one woman at Jewish Leadership Council's Downing Street meeting - and they don't even know who she is

By JC Reporter, January 13, 2016

Concerns over the paucity of women in communal leadership roles were inadvertently raised during the Jewish Leadership Council’s visit to Downing Street this week.

The organisation took a delegation of 12 people to meet Prime Minister David Cameron, with only one woman in the group — Union of Jewish Students president Hannah Brady.


He's at it again: Sir Mick hits out at Israel for failing its defenders

December 3, 2015

Sir Mick Davis, the chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council, has said that the Israeli government's actions are hindering the fight against the boycott.


Expanding JLC hikes spending to over £3m

By Simon Rocker, November 26, 2015

The Jewish Leadership Council's spending has rocketed by around 400 per cent in three years as it continues to expand its role within the community.

Its expenditure leapt from £654,000 in 2011 to £3,270,000 in 2014, breaking the £3 million barrier for the first time.

Spending was up by nearly £500,000 from £2,782,000 in 2013, according to the organisation's newly published accounts.


No one is talking about merger now

By Simon Rocker, November 26, 2015

Nearly two and a half years ago the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council announced plans to explore the possibility of uniting in a single, representative body. Now one may well ask: "Merger? What merger?"


Deal over Israel conference is a 'waste of time'

By Naomi Firsht, October 1, 2015

The Jewish Leadership Council has been criticised over a deal with Exeter University that will see two pro-Israel academics take part in a conference on "settler colonialism in Palestine".

Concerns were raised in the summer by the Board of Deputies and grassroots pro-Israel groups that the conference, due to take place this weekend, would be anti-Israel.


Jewish student was ejected from We Believe in Israel conference - and then allowed back in

By Sandy Rashty, March 24, 2015

A Jewish student was removed from a pro-Israel conference in London on Sunday after distributing anti-Israel material to attendees – and then invited back in to sit on a panel for the Union of Jewish Students.