Graduates of the Maccabi/Jewish Community Trust Streetwise leadership course trained a new batch of leaders during a weekend in Uttoxeter.
Teenagers came from London, Leicester, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow for instruction on running sport and community events. Programming was designed to explore the youngsters’ Jewish identity and relationship with Israel.
Keeping it in the family, Leeds participants Andrew Abendstern, 18, and David Niman, 16, were guided through the course by their older sisters, respectively Stacey, 20, and Tash, 21, who graduated in 2011.
Tash said the course “gives teenagers a chance to mix with people of different ages and from all over the country in a fun, relaxed environment. I have learnt so many skills over the years.”
Those on the sporting side will continue to work towards their qualification by coaching at their clubs. Community participants will engage in a variety of activities through clubs, schools and shuls.