Our vision and mission
Maccabi GB is Britain’s leading Anglo-Jewish Sports, Health and Wellbeing Charity and has flourished for over 80 years. Part of a global movement operating in over 70 countries, our mission is to support the long term future of British Jewry by engaging and developing the entire Jewish
Community with a broad range of sporting, educational, social and health and wellbeing activities,
whilst promoting Jewish Identity and the centrality of Israel.
"This is being Jewish to me"
Maccabi GB is today one of the country's largest and most innovative Jewish Charities. We aim to deliver a broad range of Sporting, Educational and Social events for the whole of the Jewish community with the ethos of Jewish continuity and the centrality of Israel as our primary motivation.
We have been running our programme in this country for over 80 years and as a charity this has been achieved only as a result of the support of a large group of dedicated volunteers and financial support from both the community and government funding.
We act as an umbrella organisation for affiliated Centres, Leagues and Clubs and partner over 300 schools, organisations and charities.
In June 2022, Maccabi GB officially opened their brand-new state of the art offices and community space in Kenton, The Stanley Cohen OBE Centre. It is with thanks to generous donors that the refurbishment could happen. This includes The Stanley Cohen Charitable Trust who the new refurbished building will be named after, the Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation who have generously sponsored the renovation work on the Sports Hall on the first floor and Mark Tucker and The Family of Sergeant Leslie Luck who are generously supporting the installation of a brand-new accessible lift, the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Charitable Foundation, The Pierre Gildesgame Memorial Fund and The Rind Foundation.
The building will serve as Maccabi GB’s headquarters; it will provide a base for hosting a wide range of sports, health & wellbeing activities which already engage over 50,000 people on an annual basis. The ground floor will house offices and community space and the first floor contains a purpose-built sports and community hall.
Board of trustees
President: Michael Ziff
Chairman: Jonathan Prevezer
Directors: Ian Aarons, Natalie Kenton, Lady Deborah Kestenbaum, Marc Levy, Joel Nathan
Chief Executive Officer: Ashley Lerner
Head of Operations and Designated Safeguarding Lead: Nathan Servi
Head of Finance: Daniel Morris
Head of Events and Business Development: Candice Mendes da Costa
Head of Engagement: Yvie Curtis
Head of Sport, Health and Wellbeing: Jordan Sapler
Head of International Events: Talia Fennessy
Stand Up! Manager: Zaynab Albadry
Marketing and Communications Manager: Brandon Hammé
Office & Building Manager: Janice Aarons
Streetwise Assistant Manager: Catherine Charles
Leadership Manager & Sports Department Co-ordinator: Alex Pereira
Stand Up! Project Coordinators: Dov Green and Mohammed Al Abdali
Charity Details and Safeguarding
Maccabi GB’s events are covered by charity insurance from Endsleigh.
Registered Address: The Stanley S. Cohen OBE Centre, Shaftesbury Ave, Harrow HA3 0RD
Charity Registration Number: 1098206
Company Number: 4759599