News & Training Tips - Charity Tuesday

This #CharityTuesday, Lauren tells us about her experiences with Leadership and the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run.


Do you want your charity to be involved? Contact Neil Taylor at Maccabi GB on 020 8457 2333 or neil@maccabigb.org



Leadership by Streetwise has given me so many opportunities at the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run since I began the programme three years ago. I would not be the leader I am today if it wasn't for this.


Having been a part of Leadership for this significant amount of time, I have been given the space, knowledge, and guidance needed to grow into a confident leader, wholly prepared to run any session and be an adequate role model for my peers and the younger participants. 


I am particularly thankful for this programme giving me the opportunity to strengthen my Jewish identity. Spending Shabbat with my friends and the Bogrim gives me an enormous sense of pride, especially when I'm given the opportunity to say the blessing for the Shabbat candles for everyone..


At the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run Leadership participants are given the opportunity to help run the event. Being a part of the volunteer team is so rewarding as it is such a major event in our Jewish community. Seeing the number of Jewish people that come together far and wide to participate, to me, accentuates the need for strong Jewish leaders for future generations. With the experiences we have shared with Leadership, I believe we have the means to be the future role models to the children of our community. 


I would not be who I am today if it weren't for Leadership, let alone the confident leader I have become, and I am eternally grateful for being given the opportunity to participate in this programme.