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Dani Serlin

Director

Dani is the Director of Yesod Europe. She works with Yesod’s partners and leads the team in investing in community professionals and educators to strengthen Jewish life in Europe through professional development and Jewish learning opportunities.

Dani previously led Limmud International, supporting and advising volunteer leaders and teams in Europe as well as worldwide to deliver diverse cross-communal Jewish learning events to over 80 Limmud communities in more than 40 countries. She was responsible for delivering regional and international development and connection programmes. Her background is in project management, social research into community conflict, and she was a madricha in a pluralist youth movement.

Dani has a BA in Modern History and Political Science and an MA in Mediterranean Studies.

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Colin Bulka

Programme Director

Colin is Yesod Europe’s Program Director, responsible for Yesod Europe’s program development and implementation, including Yesod’s Professional Development Fund. He works with Jewish community professionals and educators to identify their growth and development goals and support them in making plans to reach them.

Colin has decades of international experience in youth and community work, serving in key roles in some of the most prestigious programs for Jewish and Zionist youth leadership and informal education in the world. Prior to joining Yesod Europe, Colin was Director of JDC Hungary, setting up a new foundation and taking overall responsibility for the Szarvas camp experience.

Colin has an MA in The Management of Youth and Community Work and Applied Anthropology and is a graduate of the Jerusalem Fellows Programme at the Mandel School of Educational Leadership.

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Rabbi David Levin-Kruss

Jewish Learning Director

David is Yesod Europe’s Jewish Learning Director, guiding professionals as they find or enhance their Jewish voice using rich and innovative Jewish content. In addition to working for Yesod Europe, David is also Director of Jewish Education for JDC-Europe.

David previously 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 holds a B.A. and Teachers’ Certification in English Literature and Jewish Thought from Hebrew University. He served in the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit and received rabbinic ordination from the Strauss Rabbinical Seminary.

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Aya Yariv-Gordon

Administrator

Aya holds a BA in Economics and Social Science from Ben Gurion University in Israel and an MSc in HR Management & Organisational Analysis from King’s College London. She has worked as an economist at a law firm specialising in municipal taxes and as Head of Hebrew in a London nursery.

Aya has volunteered in various organisations that support families in need, developing relationships between communities and promoting local tourism.

Join Us

We don’t have any vacancies on our team at present, but we’re always keen to hear from talented people who would like to support our mission.

If you’re a trainer, educator, mentor or coach, please send your CV to info@yesodeurope.eu and we’ll add you to our resource pool. We’re always on the lookout for professionals to deliver training or services in response to different needs as they arise.