As the charity’s first paid employee, Neil will lead on delivering Keshet UK’s education and training work, further developing our volunteer network and growing our reach among schools, youth movements, synagogues and university campuses and Jewish community organisations.
Neil is an experienced community development professional with a passion for tackling violence and discrimination through building inclusive communities. He has experience in managing and directing a variety of community based initiatives both inside and outside of the Jewish community.
In his most recent post, Neil led the inclusion and outreach team at the Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre where is now a trustee. Previously he managed numerous projects at JCORE and JAT. He was the UK research officer on the Brunel University/EU Funded GAP Work Project, which trained 200 youth practitioners on methods to tackle gender-related violence with and amongst young people.
Neil commented, “I am very excited to be joining Keshet UK at a time when the Jewish community is taking more action in order to create more inclusive spaces for LGBT+ Jews and their families. I looking forward to helping Keshet UK grow its programme in the coming years”.