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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.


Maccabi GB

"This is being Jewish to me"


Our history

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.

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Our home

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

Office & Building Manager: Janice Aarons

Stand Up! Manager: Zaynab Albadry

Marketing and Communications Manager: Brandon Hammé

Anti Semitism in Sports Project Manager: Ben Sweiry

Assistant Events Manager: Ella Garai-Ebner

Stand Up! Assistant Manager: Jodie Franks

Streetwise Assistant Manager: Becca Cohen

Marketing and Communications Consultant: Dave Shaw

Streetwise Consultant & Facilitator: Talia Solomons

Streetwise Project Coordinator: Adam Nathan

Leadership Manager & Sports Department Coordinator: Alex Pereira

Sports Department Coordinator: Nathan Bloohn

Stand Up! Project Coordinator: Mohammed Al Abdali

Events Coordinator: Charlotte Prager

Charity Details and Safeguarding

Maccabi GB’s events are covered by charity insurance from Endsleigh.

To view Maccabi GB's Safeguarding policy, please click here. Our safeguarding commitments can be found here

Registered Address: The Stanley S. Cohen OBE Centre, Shaftesbury Ave, Harrow HA3 0RD
Charity Registration Number: 1098206
Company Number: 4759599

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