Lead­er­ship in the Lords

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MORE THAN 120 young World Jewish Re­lief sup­port­ers raised £12,500 for the cause from a din­ner at the House of Lords with Lord Jan­ner and 11 WJR trus­tees.

The din­ner was or­gan­ised by WJR’S 2030 com­mit­tee of young pro­fes­sion­als, which raises funds for and aware­ness of WJR through net­work­ing, busi­ness and lead­er­ship events. Guests were given an in­sight into WJR’S work in 20 coun­tries.

Com­mit­tee mem­bers Lark Bieber and Paul Bra­ham spoke about a visit to Moldova in Novem­ber, where they met some of the peo­ple WJR sup­ports. They had been shocked by the level of de­pri­va­tion but heart­ened by the pos­i­tive na­ture of clients.

Lord Jan­ner said WJR con­tin­ued “to work tire­lessly to demon­strate the im­por­tance of Jewish val­ues and to help so many di­verse and unique com­mu­ni­ties of dif­fer­ent re­li­gions, races and eth­nic­i­ties across much of the world.

“I am so pleased to see so many peo­ple here who will be the fu­ture lead­ers of this re­mark­able or­gan­i­sa­tion.”

2030 chair Matthew Rad­stone ex­plained that the com­mit­tee’s pri­mary aim was to en­cour­age young pro­fes­sion­als to be­come WJR lead­ers in the long term.

Talia Al­bum, Rachel Kass and Jes­sica Tray

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