CHAIR

Adrian Harris

Adrian served as chief executive for the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh for fourteen years. Prior to this he was the director of Theatre Workshop in Edinburgh and has over 40 years of managing cultural organisations.

 

VICE CHAIR

Jane Ansell

Jane was the co-founder of the Edinburgh Jewish Dialogue and is vice chair of the Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre. In 1988, she founded Sleep Scotland and developed Teens+ Education Centre in 2006.  She coordinates the Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre Learning for All programme, and is a member of Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation.

 

SECRETARY

Janet Mundy

Janet is a member of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation and was the co-founder with Jane Ansell of the Edinburgh Jewish Dialogue and is a professional fundraiser.  In 2019,  she served as co-chair of Limmud Scotland (Jewish Day of Learning), the first of its kind to be offered in Edinburgh.

TREASURER

Mark McLeod, ACCA

Mark is a director with the accounting firm of Steedman & Company Chartered Accountants of Edinburgh.

CHAIR

of Beacons of Hope Fundraising Committee

Emeritus Professor Joe Goldblatt

Joe leads a group of ten volunteers from  six different cities throughout the world who have been working together for two years to raise operating funds for the EJCC.  Before his retiral, Joe was Professor of Planned Events at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.

 

TRUSTEES

 

Peter Bennett

Peter is a member of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation and owned and operated a successful technology company. 

Lynn Cooper

Lynn is a member of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation and a practising psychotherapist.

Sam Gaus

Sam is a software engineer. Born in London, he moved to Edinburgh in 2016 because he thinks it's really nice here.

Stephanie Mitchell

Stephanie is a member of the Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community (Sukkat Shalom) and is a civil servant with the Scottish Government.  

Desta Shanko

Des is a member of the Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community (Sukkat Shalom) and works in the Scottish justice system.

Judith Sischy, OBE

Judith has worked in education and charitable work throughout her career. She is a graduate in modern languages from the universities of Bristol and Toronto, where she began her teaching career. Prior to her retirement she was director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools.  She has served on the Board of Governors of Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh College.

Hailey Zislis, MPH

Hailey is a part of the Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community (Sukkat Shalom) and is a public health data specialist.

 

CO-OPTED MEMBER

David Ian Neville

David Ian Neville is a member of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation and an award-winning writer, director and producer working in theatre, audio and screen. Over the past twenty-five years he's been producing and directing radio drama for the BBC.

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