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Beyond the classroom – How Jewish values can energize your Jewish organisation

Join a Virtual Training Workshop on Wednesday 23 June 2021, 11:00-12:30 CEST, with Raymond Simonson, CEO of JW3 and Rabbi David Levin-Kruss, Yesod’s Jewish Learning Director


As professionals working for our Jewish communities, how do we ensure that Jewish values are an integral part of how we create and deliver Jewish experiences and services?

If this is something you’re thinking about and are not sure where to start, or how to do it better, then this interactive workshop is for you!

Join Raymond Simonson, CEO of JW3 – London’s award-winning Jewish Community Centre, and Rabbi David Levin-Kruss, Yesod’s Jewish Learning Director. Together we will:

  • Explore what makes an organization Jewish
  • Model how we can use Jewish values in our activities even where unexpected
  • Learn underlying principles and techniques that can be applied in our organizations

This creates a stronger institution with a sense of direction and purpose.

To help you get as much from this interactive session as possible, participants are requested to join from a computer rather than a mobile device and to turn on camera mode.


Spaces are limited and priority will be given to Jewish community professionals living and working in Europe/UK.

To register for free, click here. The registration form includes a few short questions to help focus the training for those participating.

We will aim to confirm your registration within 3 working days. Once allocated a place you will be sent a Zoom link for the sessions. We encourage you to add this to your calendar. If the session is full, we will add you to a waiting list.

Please be in touch with us at with any questions.


Raymond Simonson

Raymond has been the CEO of JW3, London’s award-winning Jewish Community Centre since it opened in 2013. He is a professionally qualified Youth & Community Worker and has over 20 years’ experience in informal Jewish education, leadership development and community building. He was the first full time Executive Director of Limmud, and played a key role in the development of Limmud International across the world.

In a lay capacity, he sits on the Limmud FSU International Steering Committee, the advisory board of Mitzvah Day, and mentors a number of young professional leaders within the British Jewish community.

Raymond is grateful that his wife, an NHS Psychiatric Nurse, and two children, are incredibly patient.

To find out more about Raymond, click here.

David Levin-Kruss

“Jewish knowledge is the ‘technology’ we use to make the world a better place”. In his role as Yesod’s Jewish Learning Director, David guides professionals as they find or enhance their Jewish voice using rich and innovative Jewish content. In addition to working for Yesod, David is also Director of Jewish Education for JDC-Europe.

Prior to joining JDC, David taught at and directed special programs at Jerusalem’s Pardes Institute, served as the Overseas Director at the Melitz Centers for Jewish Zionist Education, and was the Community Director and Family Educator at Stanmore Synagogue in London.

David served in the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit and received rabbinic ordination from the Strauss Rabbinical Seminary.