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10 participants graduated the year long leadership programme and pledged their support back to the community.
The UJIA Adam Science Foundation Leadership Programme, which has been described as the 'jewel in the crown' of leadership opportunities for the Anglo Jewish Community, held its 2008-09 graduation at UJIA's new Camden offices.
UJIA Trustees, Stakeholders, Mentors of the Programme and Adam Science Alumni also attended to share in the celebrations.
Trevor Pears, Executive Chairman of the Pears Foundation and Avi Goldberg, chair of the ASF Trustees spoke to the group about their commitment going forward before presenting them with their certificates. UJIA lay leaders James Libson and Richard Kneller also addressed the group.
The ten graduating participants each spoke of the impact of the programme and pledged their commitment to the future of the British Jewish Community. Anna Josse, a Trustee of the Adam Science Foundation described the event as "inspiring and uplifting."
The year long programme includes leadership training seminars, group projects, mentoring from key community leaders, such as Trevor Pears and Dr. Helena Miller and an international seminar to Boston. The seminar allowed the group to explore the workings of another Jewish community. This is something which resonated with the group and many chose to speak about this experience at the graduation ceremony.
As part of the graduation all the participants have pledged their support and commitment to a range of projects within the Jewish community, including The Reform Synagogue Conference, an interfaith young leadership project and CST.
The graduating participants are:
Wallace Rosenberg, Adam Martin, Ben Ullmann, Simi Ben-Hur, Alex Waiman, Sophie Silver, Marc Bergen, Danny Seal, Livia Benisty and Daniel Needlestone
The Pears Foundation contributes to the core costs of the Adam Science Foundation Leadership Programme and the Adam Science Foundation Alumni Network.