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Apr 6, 2020, 2:57 PM
Preparing for a challenging and harrowing Pesach experience
I just experienced a rather strange sort of Shabbat. The Shabbat is known as Shabbat Hagadol, The Great Sabbath, and it is usually the time I start churning over in my mind all the things I need to prepare and do before Passover. I didn’t...
Jan 25, 2019, 12:15 PM
Retiring after twelve years on the front line of Jewish volunteering
After 12 years at the helm of the leading faith-based volunteering charity, I have decided to retire. It is time to move on; time for a new direction for the charity and time for me to pass on the wonderful Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN) mantle....
Jul 21, 2016, 1:46 PM
Our interfaith partnership sets a fine example for all
Over the past six months, the Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN) has been working in partnership with the Catholic charity Caritas to launch the latter’s own similar body, based on JVN’s model. Our two organisations first combined last September, through our similar work dealing with the...
Leonie is an ex charity and community consultant, and former director of the Jewish Volunteering Network