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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 after whom the building has been named, 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 have generously supported 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 serves as Maccabi GB’s headquarters; it provides 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 houses offices and community space and the first floor contains a purpose-built sports and community hall.

For more information about venue hire, please contact us.


Board of trustees

President: Michael Ziff
Chairman: Jonathan Prevezer
Directors: Ian Aarons, Natalie Kenton, Lady Deborah Kestenbaum, Joel Nathan

Chief Executive Officer: Ashley Lerner

Chief Operating Officer & DSL: Nathan Servi



Leeds Jewish Free School


"The resources that you used were excellent and the sessions were engaging and thought provoking. They were exactly what our students needed and were appropriate, useful and interesting. More importantly, they covered areas of the curriculum that I would have struggled with and provided our students with some strong life skills.  
Once again a huge thank you for all the effort you put into planning and during the visit. I look forward to working again with you in the future."

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