Yom Sheini, 17 AdarI 5781
Monday, 1 March 2021
Meet LJY-Netzer’s new movement workers

EACH YEAR LJY-Netzer and Liberal Judaism take on three movement workers, a team of salaried professionals based at our Montagu Centre head office, to run the youth movement. For 2015/16, we are delighted to announce that new team members Sam Alston and Anna Craven will be joining Tom Francies, who is staying on for a third year in the role. We also bid a fond farewell to departing movement workers Gabriel Webber and Tamara Silver.

Sam, 22, said: “I am so excited to be taking on this role. LJY-Netzer allows young people to access this brilliant Jewish tradition that we call Liberal Judaism, which is not only incredibly important to the Jewish people and faith, but also to so many individuals. LJY-Netzer also has a wonderful effect on the people who participate, and lead, on events, allowing them to grow in confidence, understanding, faith and ability. It is also, 97% of the time, incredible fun.

Anna, 23, added: “We can’t wait to get started and hope you, or your children, will be joining us throughout the next year. There are so many opportunities and events for everyone, from the ages of five to 25, where we build people’s relationships with Judaism and Israel in a way that is both fun and meaningful.”

Tom’s goal for the next 12 months is to build on the success he has achieved during the last two years, as well as to continue to work on LJY-Netzer’s long-term strategic goals. The 24-year-old, who is a member of Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, said: “I’m really excited to be working with Anna and Sam, who have already brought new and exciting ideas to the table and will enthuse the movement with their creativity, passion and hard work.”