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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:
Marguerite Zauberman
Michel Calef
Mario Izcovich
Nathan Sandler
Judy Schwartz
Pablo Weinsteiner
Jacob Schimmel


Recent Publications

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//

November 3, 2014
Children of intermarriage in three European countries

Three separate research teams were involved in the yearlong project as they set out to interview children of mixed couples between the ages of 20 to 40 from France, the Netherlands and Germany. The result is a unique portr... READ MORE//

January 17, 2014
Top Leaders Seminar 2014

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

November 21, 2013
4th Interfaith Conference Brings Key Faith Representatives Together for Dialogue on Social Finance, CSR

On October 31st to November 1st, major interfaith and intercultural actors took part in the 4th edition of the Buncher Interfaith Conference.  READ MORE//

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