Hilary Pearlman wants to encourage the next generation of Emunah women, having assumed the charity’s chairmanship at its annual meeting.
Succeeding Camille Compton — who has stepped down after a four-year term — Mrs Pearlman is known for her plain speaking, organisational skills and hands-on approach. A “professional” volunteer, she has been actively involved in Emunah for more than a decade and a member of its executive committee for the past three years. She recently founded a Young Emunah division.
The Hampstead Garden Suburb resident was “very excited about taking on this role. It is a tremendous privilege. We have unprecedented challenges that lie ahead as British Emunah enters its 80th year.
“In Israel today, the divide between the haves and have-nots continues to widen, with middle-class families experiencing poverty for the first time.
“Our emphasis will be on ensuring that children supported by Emunah are afforded all the care, education and opportunities they deserve.”
Through its Israeli projects, Emunah cares for 10,000 children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
“In order to secure the future, we must engage and involve the younger generation,” Mrs Pearlman stressed.