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30 March 2017

Habonim Dror are saying a fond farewell to its Executive Director Gary Sakol, who will be taking up a new communal role as the Executive Director at Westminster Synagogue. Belinda Copitch will be starting on 24th April as Habo’s Executive Director.  Belinda holds a PhD in Jewish Identity and is an experienced Manchester based communal leader.

Both Belinda and Gary have much experience in the field of Jewish youth provision – we wish them huge success in their new roles.

Reform Judaism announced the appointment of Josh Martin as Informal Education Director. He will be heading the Youth Department, taking responsibility for RSY-Netzer and Jeneration, Reform Judaism’s student and young adult initiative, as well as helping Reform communities to develop their informal education work for young people.

Josh joins Reform Judaism from JCoSS, the UK’s first Jewish cross-denominational secondary school where he has taught physics since 2012. B’hatzlacha Josh!

Reform Judaism has announced a groundbreaking new appointment setting a new precedent for young people’s mental health care in the Jewish community. Mark Greenfield, a previous participant in Reshet’s Professional Development Programme, will be Young People’s Mental Health Welfare Officer. This role is a brilliant educational initiative, we wish Mark all the best!

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