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Founded in 2005, the JDC-International Centre for Community Development (JDC-ICCD) is located in Yarnton Manor, Oxford University. The JDC-ICCD is devoted to understanding the phenomena of Jewish community and identity more comprehensively. It aims to strengthen the overall quality and range of community development work across Europe and Latin America.

JDC-ICCD''s main focus is applied research aimed at analyzing ongoing changes and transformations taking place in Jewish life. Activities also include think tank sessions on community innovation, high-level conferences with field practitioners as well as training seminars with Oxford University professors for Jewish and non-Jewish professionals, lay leaders and organisations.

The Centre''s goal is to generate and disseminate knowledge about successful models and strategies that build dynamic and self-sustainable communities.




Operations Director Europe: Marcelo Dimentstein
Leatid Europe Director: Mario Izcovich
Board of Trustees:
Michel Calef
Mario Izcovich
Nathan Sandler
Judy Schwartz
Pablo Weinsteiner
Jacob Schimmel


Recent Publications

February 28, 2016
Findings of the Third Survey of European Jewish Leaders

Launched by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s International Centre for Community Development (JDC-ICCD) and conducted by a research team at Trinity College (Hartford, CT, USA) between June and August... READ MORE//

February 25, 2016
Building Resilient Communities 2016

Save the Date! Taking place in Barcelona, November 13-14, 2016 READ MORE//

February 23, 2016
Top Leaders Seminar 2016

Each year, Leatid brings together Top Leaders to Berlin from all over Europe READ MORE//

November 20, 2014
Choosing Each Other: Exogamy in the Jewish Community of Buenos Aires

Based on 130-in depth interviews with families living in Buenos Aires, "Choosing Each Other" represents the first study that delves with this problematic in Argentina. READ MORE//