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LJY-Netzer announces new movement worker team

4 April 2016

LJY-Netzer, the youth movement of Liberal Judaism, has announced its three movement workers for the next year.

Twenty one year-old Hannah Stephenson is joining the team and will work alongside Sam Alston and Anna Craven, both 23, who are staying on after a very successful first year of movement work.

Hannah, a member at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, said: “After 14 years of LJY-Netzer, I still can’t get enough. I have an undeniable love for the movement. It has given me friends, values, beliefs and unforgettable experiences. It has been my life and shaped the person I am today.

“I’m now ready to take the ‘LJY-Netzer reins’ and bring all that I can in one incredibly intense year – making a difference to the movement that has made such a difference to me.”

Tom Francies is leaving Liberal Judaism after three years as an LJY-Netzer movement worker.

Speaking on route to LJY-Netzer’s Machaneh Aviv spring camp – which begins tomorrow with more than 60 young Liberal Jews in attendance – Tom said: “Finally, it’s time to say goodbye. It was always going to happen, but it kept magically being put back by a year.

“If I were to describe the job in two words they would be ‘life changing’. I’ve been given amazing opportunities to meet new people, do new things and have new experiences. These three years as a movement worker, and the seven before them in LJY-Netzer, have been the best of my life.”

LJY-Netzer employs three movement workers each year, a team of salaried professionals based at Liberal Judaism’s Montagu Centre head office in London. A handover takes place during the summer.

There will be more on Hannah, Sam and Anna in the upcoming edition of LJ Today.

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