New CEO takes the helm
Taking on a role such as this is a huge responsibility. How can anyone ever take over from Trudy? Isn’t she the driving force behind the Centre‘s growth and success? If allowed to dwell on these issues for too long I am not sure anyone would ever take on a senior position...it’s all too daunting!
But of course I have thought about these questions. And I am nervous but excited...and ready for the challenge. In my view the LJCC has just started another very exciting journey. I have been involved at the Centre for over 5 years now and I have seen a growing desire in the community to explore Jewish identity through culture and education. So, it ‘s great to take over at a time when we can fulfil a need, broaden our appeal to a wider audience and continue to introduce even more innovative and stimulating activities.
I believe there is so much for people to choose from in London that we must make sure our programming is always first class in the wider "London" sense. One of my early priorities in the new role will be to ensure that Ivy House is ready to meet the demands of a much wider audience. I am very proud of what we are offering and the look and feel of the new brochure reflects a new mood in the organisation.
The position of the LJCC within the Community is an issue that I also have clear views about. Once I have shared them with my Board, I look forward to sharing them with you.However, in the meantime, I would love to hear any of your ideas and suggestions (firstname.lastname@example.org) on things you would like to see more of at the LJCC and anything you would like less of in the future. We value your feedback and want to continue making the LJCC your centre, at the heart of the community.