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Jewish Volunteering Network was Judy's brainchild. She was involved in volunteering all her life - with the Samaritans, Citizens Advice Bureau and also in the local and wider Jewish community. Judy was married with four children, had a PhD in computing and psychology, wrote three books on diverse subjects and had a varied career in academia, market research, and coaching. Judy founded JVN because she saw volunteering as an integral Jewish value; her vision was to promote volunteering in the Jewish community. In doing so she realised that it was essential to match volunteers and volunteer-positions sensitively. Jewish Volunteering Network strives to realise this vision and to continue her good work in her name.
Susan Winton was instumental alongside Judy Citron in leading the JVN from idea to reality. As Chair of Trustees from 2008-2013, she worked closely with JVN Director Leonie Lewis to transform the fledgling charity into an organisation of central importance to the Jewish community that it is today. Susan stepped down as JVN Chair to work for the Jerusalem Foundation in the UK, committed to promoting equality and coexistence in Jerusalem. She is also a committed volunteer for Golders Green Synagogue, and continues to play an active role on the JVN Advisory Board.
David is a Marketing professional who has just recently been appointed chairman of JVN, having previously been involved with the organisation as a trustee. With a diploma in Business Studies, he is MD of Marketinghut Thinking Solutions Ltd. He is also a trustee of Crossroads Care Camden. David is the chairman of JVN because he believes this is a highly focused charity that addresses a hugely valuable role for both volunteer and host organisation in a current climate of real need.
Ros describes herself as a 'Professional Volunteer' in the Not for Profit sector and has dedicated most of her life to volunteering. Ros is already a Trustee of the J.C. Trust and former Chair of Nightingale House where she is still a Trustee. Ros has agreed to be President of JVN because she believes that this organisation serves the best interests of the entire Jewish community.
Daniel is a former kibbutznik and spent a few years in the fashion retail business before taking ownership of three hotels and an apartment block with his brother. Daniel is actively involved in charity and philanthropy, particularly within the Jewish community, of which he has been a leader over the last 20 years. His guiding principles are to give the truly talented an opportunity to fly and to give the under-privileged a chance.
Claudia is delighted to have recently been appointed as Treasurer to the JVN. She is a Chartered Accountant and has worked both in Accountancy practice and as a Business Consultant. Claudia is also a trustee of the Arbib Lucas Charity, a small charitable trust.
Margaret Harris Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor of Voluntary Sector Organisation, Aston University and Visiting Professor at Birkbeck, University of London. She was Assistant Director of the Centre for Voluntary Organisation at the LSE from 1987 to 1998 and joined Aston Business School in 1999 as the UK’s first professor of Voluntary Sector Organisation. Margaret has also authored books including ‘Organizing God’s Work: Challenges for Churches and Synagogues’. In November 2011 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). She is a great asset to JVN.
Carol Hart is Head of Volunteer Services at the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR). As a volunteer she chairs the Management Committee of the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership, is a member of UJIA Educational Policy & Leadership Group and plays a big role in organising the Yom HaShoah commemorations in the UK. She was delighted to become a trustee of the JVN.
Michael is an Independent Business Consultant and a regular volunteer and a trustee of JLGB and the Anglo Jewish Association. Michael is a trustee of JVN because he believes that the Jewish Volunteering Network delivers a crucial service to the community and he believes this service will become a force that unites the disparate strands of the community.
Stanley Klarfield is a retired lawyer. In his professional career he specialised in charity trusts and charity law. He is consequently particularly important in advising JVN on any legal issues and brings crucial expertise to the Trustee Board.
Anthony Meyerstone (Manchester born) is a Pharmaceutical Consultant specialising within the Oncology market. He has a BA (Hons) degree in Business and Economics along with a Pharmacology degree. His areas of interests are within business, people management and charity projects relating to the community. Anthony has held several voluntary positions including Chairman of Leeds University JSOC, Chairman of young UJIA committee along with being a trustee of the Jewish Volunteering Network.
The Advisory Board helps guide the Jewish Volunteering Network and is instrumental in furthering JVN's work. Advisors act as champions and critical friends to JVN. The Advisory Board is chaired by JVN President Rosalind Preston OBE.
Mike Freer MP
Professor Margaret Harris
Lady Elaine Sacks
Lady Lira Winstons
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