Rebecca Taylor     Editor    Rebecca is the driver of JR’s innovation, creativity and high standards of research and writing. Before JR she was Time Out London’s news editor and has also worked for the Guardian and BBC World Service.      rebecca@jewishrenaissance.org.uk

Rebecca Taylor

Editor

Rebecca is the driver of JR’s innovation, creativity and high standards of research and writing. Before JR she was Time Out London’s news editor and has also worked for the Guardian and BBC World Service.  

rebecca@jewishrenaissance.org.uk

  Becky Redman     Art Director    Becky is our one-woman design powerhouse. She spent six years as Time Out London's senior designer and now designs for National Geographic Food and NG Traveller. She also freelances for You're Going to Die.    becky@jewishrenaissance.org.uk

Becky Redman

Art Director

Becky is our one-woman design powerhouse. She spent six years as Time Out London's senior designer and now designs for National Geographic Food and NG Traveller. She also freelances for You're Going to Die.

becky@jewishrenaissance.org.uk

  Danielle Goldstein     Blog, Listings & Music Editor    Danielle is the supremo behind our unique listings section, as well as editing JR's blog, music pages and our popular fortnightly newsletter. As well as JR, she writes for Time Out London and the Guardian.     danielle@ jewishrenaissance.org.uk

Danielle Goldstein

Blog, Listings & Music Editor

Danielle is the supremo behind our unique listings section, as well as editing JR's blog, music pages and our popular fortnightly newsletter. As well as JR, she writes for Time Out London
and the Guardian. 

danielle@jewishrenaissance.org.uk

 
  Judi Herman     Arts & OutLoud Editor    Judi consistently has her finger on the cultural pulse. At JR she contributes to the arts sections and creates the JR OutLoud podcasts. She also works for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, among others.    judiherman1@gmail.com

Judi Herman

Arts & OutLoud Editor

Judi consistently has her finger on the cultural pulse. At JR she contributes to the arts sections and creates the JR OutLoud podcasts. She also works for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, among others.

judiherman1@gmail.com

  Caroline Porter     Operations Manager     Caroline is responsible for most of what it takes to run a magazine beyond its production: marketing, website, advertising, office management (and much more). Born and raised in Seattle, she relocated to London in 2015.    caroline@ jewishrenaissance.org.uk

Caroline Porter

Operations Manager 

Caroline is responsible for most of what it takes to run a magazine beyond its production: marketing, website, advertising, office management (and much more). Born and raised in Seattle, she relocated to London in 2015.

caroline@jewishrenaissance.org.uk

  Janet Levin     CEO & Founder    Janet Levin was the founding editor of JR and for 12 years also responsible for design and operations. Now, delighted that these roles are being fulfilled by a great new team, she overseas JR as CEO.    janet@jewishrenaissance.org.uk

Janet Levin

CEO & Founder

Janet Levin was the founding editor of JR and for 12 years also responsible for design and operations. Now, delighted that these roles are being fulfilled by
a great new team, she overseas
JR as CEO.

janet@jewishrenaissance.org.uk

 
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David Dangoor

President

David has long been involved in numerous Jewish cultural activities. Once editor of the Jewish youth magazine Mosaic and former President of the S&P Sephardi Community, David’s passions include widening access to education, science research and medical innovation under the Dangoor Education umbrella. He is also a member of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. David is the main sponsor of Jewish Renaissance and consistently provides creative ideas about JR's evolution.


Production Team

Editor Rebecca Taylor | Art Director Becky Redman | Listings Editor Danielle Goldstein | Poetry Editor Liz Cashdan | Arts Editor Judi Herman | Music Editor Danielle Goldstein | Film Editor Jason Solomons | OutLoud Editor Judi Herman | Blog Editor Danielle Goldstein | Operations Manager Caroline Porter | Admin Assistant Lorraine Sheridan | Subeditors Agi Erdos, Judi Herman, Stephen Herman, Patti Langton, Diane Lukeman, Judith Mirzoeff | Illustrations Thomas Fournier | Photography Elisabeth Blanchet, Rob Greig, Charlotte Mayhew, Celia Topping | Social Media Editors Danielle Goldstein, Caroline Porter | Marketing Consultant Ricky Coussins | Honorary Legal Advisor Richard Rampton QC 


EDITORIAL COMMITTEE

Monica Bohm-Duchen | Deborah Brooks | David Conway | Raphael Gee | Judi Herman | Shoshi Ish-Horowicz | Liz Ison | Bea Lewkowicz | Michael Mail | Irene Newton | Judith Mirzoeff 


Board of Trustees

CEO Janet Levin | Chair Ian Lancaster | Patti Collins | Martin Motz | Judy Weleminsky | Diane Lukeman | Brian Harris

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Ian Lancaster

Ian joined Renaissance Publishing's Management Committee in 2005 and took on the chairmanship of the Trustees 10 years later. He was previously co-founder and managing director of a specialist newsletter and conference company, which now has 20 staff and publishes five b2b newsletters with a global readership. He was also a member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Currently, he is a member of the British Standards Organisation committee on authenticity, integrity and trust for products and documents, and Chairman of North West Surrey Synagogue. He lives in a floating home on the Thames, which he and his wife designed.


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Lady Collins

Patti joined Jewish Renaissance as a Trustee in 2017. She is a social anthropologist and award-winning documentary producer who previously worked at the BBC. She subsequently trained as a person-centered therapist and worked at University College London as a student counsellor. Her work is now based at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, where she documents ethnographic photographs. Patti is a member of South Hampstead Synagogue and their Board of Management, and previously represented the Oxford Synagogue on the Board of Deputies. She also currently reviews films for the UK Jewish Film Festival. 


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Martin Motz

Dr Martin Motz has been a member of Renaissance Publishing's Management Committee since 2002 and is now a Trustee. He is a former treasurer and co-chair of his synagogue, which he now represents at the Board of Deputies of British Jews. He is an active member of its Defence and Interfaith Relations Division, where he is leading on improving links with Hindu and Sikh communities. Martin also works as a volunteer advisor for Hounslow Citizens Advice and is a part-time tour manager for Great Rail Journeys. His career was at IMB where he was responsible for long-term relationships with major clients.


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Judy Weleminsky

Judy advised the board on gaining charitable status in 2013/14 and then joined as Trustee, taking the lead on fundraising in 2015. Her career has been at leadership level in the charity sector, including being chief executive of NCVO and National Schizophrenia Fellowship (now Rethink). Judy also served on the NGO boards of the General Social Care Council and Cafcass. She is the founder of Pro Israel, Pro Palestinian, Pro Peace, chair of the University of Roehampton Jewish Resource Centre, and an active member of Wimbledon Synagogue.


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Diane Lukeman

Diane has been involved in one way or another with Jewish Renaissance since 2004, one of her main roles being subeditor. Diane forged her career as a chartered clinical psychologist in the NHS, working with children and families, training and in the wider development of the profession. She is a member of Ealing United Synagogue and a regular visitor to New North London Synagogue. Diane also volunteers with Detention Action, which provides support to people held in immigration removal centres, and the National Archives, for which she helps digitise information on World War I records to facilitate researchers and aid families seeking information on relatives.


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Brian Harris

Brian Harris joined Jewish Renaissance as Trustee and Treasurer in 2015. As a qualified chartered management accountant, Brian served as a senior manager with the Civil Aviation Authority and then as an interim finance manager rescuing struggling finance departments. He now runs an outplacement agency teaching people how to find work. Brian was treasurer and bursar of Limmud and is now treasurer and trustee of the independent Orthodox Walford Road Synagogue in Stoke Newington. He is also chair of the Enfield & Barnet Branch of the Jewish Labour Movement (formerly Poale Zion), a member of Woodside Park Synagogue and has been on the Board of Management.


Editorial Advisory Board

Geraldine Auerbach MBE | Alex Brummer City Editor, Daily Mail | Monica Bohm-Duchen Art historian | Max Dunbar CEO, Jewish Museum Manchester | David Glasser Chair, Ben Uri Art Gallery | Judy Ironside MBE Founder & President, UK Jewish Film | Jennifer Jankel Chair, Jewish Music Institute | Clive Lawton OBE Senior Consultant, Limmud | Maureen Lipman Writer and actor | Claudia Rubenstein, Director Jewish Book Week | Raymond Simonson CEO, JW3 | Nitza Spiro Director, Spiro Ark | Lena Stanley-Clamp Director, European Association for Jewish Culture | Connie Webber Managing Editor, Littman Library | Prof Jonathan Webber Jagiellonian University