Our team

Meet the people behind the work

Dr Edie Friedman

Founder and Executive Director

Born in Chicago and influenced by the civil rights movement, Edie set up JCORE in 1976. She is a regular speaker and writer on race and asylum issues, authoring and co-authoring books and educational resources.

Leyla Williams

JUMP Project Coordinator

Leyla runs our JUMP befriending project for young asylum seekers and refugees who have come to the UK without their parents.

Jack Kushner

Youth Engagement and Campaigns

Jack runs our youth engagement project including Young Neighbours.

John Schlackman

Office Manager

John manages the office and tries to make everything run smoothly!

Adam Rose

Chairperson

Adam is a solicitor and partner at Mishcon de Reya.

 

Born in Southend, he spent his primary school years in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and after studying law and accounting at Manchester University, spent a sabbatical year as National Secretary of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS). He is a trustee of the Jewish Youth Fund (a charity which makes grants for Jewish youth activities in the UK), and has been a trustee of JCORE since 2014.

JCORE's dedicated board of trustees:

Adam Rose (Chairperson), Jonathan Black, Laurence Brass, Sam Cozens, Daniel Garay, Karen Goodman, Adam Isaacs, Sarah Isal, David Thompson.

Patrons:

Sir Geoffrey Bindman,     Sir Trevor Chinn CVO,     Lord Clinton Davis,     The Lord Dubs,     Rabbi Joseph Dweck, 
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner,     Francesca Klug OBE,     Peter Levy OBE,     Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Rosalind Preston OBE,     Rabbi Danny Rich,     Dr Richard Stone OBE,     Rabbi Jackie Tabick,     Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg,     Lord Justice Woolf.

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