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Joel Elias

Joel grew up in Redbridge and was heavily involved with Jewish youth movements, youth clubs and the local Jewish community centre. After taking a Gap year in Israel touring and studying leadership skills Joel returned to undertake a degree in ‘Informal and Community Education’ at Canterbury University. Joel has since returned to Israel spending time in Yeshiva Aish HaTorah and taking Israel tour for Jewish Youth Movements.

Joel has worked in the Jewish voluntary sector for 16 years including roles at Norwood, Aish and most recently Jewish Care holding the role of Community Centre Manager and Recreational Project Manager. As a previous director of the Karten Technology Network, Joel developed a keen interest in the use of cutting-edge technology benefiting those living with disabilities and dementia. Utilising his project management qualifications and management training Joel enjoys problem-solving, team building and focusing on efficiencies and best practices. Joel manages the operations and overall running of the JLE working closely with the CEO and directorate.

Outside of work Joel enjoys DIY having recently renovated his house himself, cooking and baking and has a soft spot for South Africa.



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