Ilana Epstein is Chief of Staff at the Jewish Futures group – a collection of non-profit organisations at the leading edge of informal Jewish education and experience. She is also one half of the senior rabbinic team at the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in Central London.
Rabbi Naftali Schiff has always been seized with this idea that I see as fundamental: that the impact we have through our programmes should not be transactional, but transformational. It shouldn’t be aimed at keeping the train on the track, it should be aimed at changing young people’s lives. Because that is how you really make a difference to the Jewish future.