A senior youth worker at Finchley Reform Synagogue and the Chair of Education at Bromley Reform Synagogue have been recognised by the Jack Petchey Foundation Leaders Awards Scheme for their ‘incredible commitment and support for young people.’
They are Maya Gottleib who’s been working at FRS for the past 5 years and Vicki Ashmore who’s a long standing teacher at Bromley.
Maya said: “I’m so excited and honoured to receive the award. Creating and delivering diverse programming for our FRS youth community has been the most fun and fulfilling past five years of my life and I’m looking forward to many more years of it!”
There are very few young people in the Bromley Reform community who haven’t been mentored or tutored by Vicki down the years.
“This leadership award was completely unexpected. It’s a total honour,” Vicki said. “It’s been a privilege getting to know the children and I consider myself very, very lucky to have them in my life. B’ezrat Hashem. We should have them many more years together.”
The award means the two winners are now eligible to apply for a Leader Award Grant to benefit the resources of the young people they work with. The Petchey Foundation set up by philanthropist Sir Jack Petchey aims to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex to help them reach their full potential.