Sometimes it is not kitsch Judiaca that makes Jewish life worth celebrating, sometimes it is not famous Jews who give other Jews something to look up to, sometimes it is Jews behind the scenes doing stuff for the benefit of others that should be celebrated and shouted from the rooftops.
Once such project happening within the Jewish community is the Adam Science Foundation Leadership Programme.
Since 1992, the ADSFLP, under the auspices of the UJIA has been organising a ten month part-time programme to train and nurture the next generation of Jewish leaders in the UK. Those taking part come from a range of backgrounds and from all parts of the UK as well as being involved in different organisations and groups including Limmud, Union of Jewish Students, Young World Jewish Relief and Magen David Adom
One of the highlights of the programme is a trip to New York for a week of educational seminars and this year, like previous ones a dozen people in their 20s went off to New York between November 6 and November 13.
There they took part in a number of seminars including Building Jewish Communities, The Challenges of Leadership and Young & Jewish in New York City.
If British Jewry is to have a healthy future, investing in the future is of utmost importance and programmes such as Adam Science provide a valuable service to the community.
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