Fu­ture lead­ers get an in­ter­faith ground­ing

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY JAY GRENBY

IM­MANUEL COL­LEGE stu­dents were among the lat­est grad­u­ates of the Alan Senitt com­mu­nity lead­er­ship pro­gramme, which links year-10 pupils in main­stream and faith schools. Pupils from Hilling­don, Har­row and Wat­ford were also hon­oured for their achieve­ments in in­ter-com­mu­nity work.

It was the third year of the pro­gramme, one of sev­eral projects set up by the Senitt trust in mem­ory of the Jewish ac­tivist and in­ter­faith worker who was mur­dered in Amer­ica four years ago at the age of 26.

Par­ents, teach­ers and other sup­port­ers of the pro­gramme at­tended the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony, held at the RAF Mu­seum in Hendon, which also fea­tured an ex­hi­bi­tion ar­ranged by par­tic­i­pants in the scheme. Guest speaker was BBYO pres­i­dent Alex An­gel, a grad­u­ate of the 2009 pro­gramme.

Trust chair Emma Senitt told the stu­dents that their com­mu­nity pro­grammes had been suc­cess­ful “be­cause of your en­thu­si­asm to learn, com­mu­ni­cate, ex­plore and cre­ate lo­cal projects. This is ex­actly what the Alan Senitt Me­mo­rial Trust is all about. I am sure that my brother is very proud of all of us.”

It is hoped that ad­di­tional schools will take part dur­ing the next aca­demic year.

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