JLC needs young voices, says Levy

By Leon Symons, December 17, 2008

Lord Levy has called for new young community leaders to be brought on to the Jewish Leadership Council.

Lord Levy, who is president of Jewish Care and JFS School, made his plea as he stepped down after three years on the JLC’s executive. He is a founder of the organisation and remains a member of the main board.
Property company owner Leo Noé, at the heart of the property world’s biggest takeover this year, has been voted on to the executive.

Lord Levy said: “I am delighted that the executive has a new member in Leo Noé. I decided to stand down, even though I was nominated again, because I believe the executive should welcome new, young people into the fold.

“The JLC is an organisation that has a role to play in the community and it is important that our best people are both encouraged and helped to take on positions of responsibility. I am delighted to continue as a trustee of the JLC.”

The other change in the executive is the election of Dr Simon Hochhauser, president of the United Synagogue, who takes over from Mike Grabiner, former chair of the Movement for Reform Judaism. The other members are Sir Trevor Chinn, Mick Davis, Nigel Layton and Gerald Ronson.

Last updated: 5:15pm, December 17 2008