Welcome to the Forum for Jewish Leadership


The Forum for Jewish Leadership (FJL) is dedicated to identifying, inspiring and training a new generation of British Jews, providing them the skills and confidence to be effective, committed leaders of the Jewish and wider community in the UK and beyond.
Our leadership team is comprised of our Honorary President, Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Vice President Rabbi Naftali Schiff and our trustees - Dr. Asher Steene and Rabbi Daniel Rowe.

Although we have a number of Jews in British public life and politics, many do not identity as Jews and few value Jewish ideas or Judaism. FJL is playing an integral role in shaping the next generation of Jewish leaders.
Jamie Black, Management, Cambridge University
The Washington Internship 2010

What We Believe


FJL believes;

  • In the significance of Jewish ideas applied to all areas of contemporary living whether in the fields of ethics, law or effective leadership.
  • That engaging the brightest and most talented young British Jews is key to cultivating a strong and dedicated leadership base.
  • That this level of engagement can only be achieved by offering highly attractive and relevant courses and programmes that combine meaningful content and mentoring and network opportunities.

    In my own position of responsibility as JCR President of my Oxford college, I try to apply lessons that I have learned from FJL's programmes. I may never have developed a strong interest in Judaism had it not been for FJL.
    James Fox, PPE, Oxford University
    Comparative Viewpoints 2009. The Washington Internship 2010

    What We Do


    Drawing from the UK's elite universities - particularly Oxford and Cambridge - we engage the brightest Jewish students in our leadership programmes, which demonstrate both the enduring relevance of Jewish ideas and help our participants to achieve their wider professional ambitions through internships, mentoring and networking opportunities.

    The FJL programme not only showed me how symbiotic the relationship between the political context and Jewish leadership can be, but it also affected me personally to want to embrace these ideas and act on them
    Daniella Lebor, SPS, Cambridge University
    The Washington Internship, 2009. Poland, 2009