She's directing the young Liberals


Liberal Judaism's first youth director is furthering a lifelong involvement with Progressive Judaism.

Becca Fetterman's parents met through YASGB (the forerunner to RSY-Netzer). She attended her first RSY-Netzer event at nine "and absolutely loved it. The madrichim were, in my eyes, so cool and so passionate about real things. I was completely inspired and pretty much never missed an event from then on. I also made a lot of friends in LJY-Netzer".

Past roles have included two years of movement work for RSY-Netzer and going to India with the Tibetan Jewish Youth Exchange to support the Tibetans in setting up their own youth movement.

Most recently, the 35-year-old has managed Buckingham County Council's targeted youth work team, helping those with problems.

Married with two young children, her family moved back to London "mainly to get move involved in the Jewish community". She belongs to Finchley Reform Synagogue and sits on its youth and education committee.

"I really wanted to be able to work somewhere that fits my personal values," she said of her new job.

"Having been a professional youth worker for years, I have never seen an organisation have as big an impact on the young people they work with as the Jewish youth movements."

Liberal Judaism chief executive, Rabbi Danny Rich, said the role had been created "to develop our fantastic youth movement by investing in long-term positions with a practical and strategic overview".

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