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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


Top Leaders Seminar 2016

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


To register and learn more about this event, visit the Top Leaders 2016 Website


Top Leaders is a program for presidents, vice-presidents and key decision makers of Jewish communities and institutions from across Europe. The Top Leaders seminar focuses primarily on the practical aspects of community life, while providing an opportunity for a mutual exchange of ideas between Europeans from East to West. The seminar enables individual participation and interaction amongst peers while generating valuable information from the field as well as widening the focus on particular community realities.
Over the last 16 years Leatid has developed a unique expertise in "community development" training leaders and consulting communities throughout Europe. The seminar is quite original in this respect, as well as for its knowledge‐in‐action approach. Our objective is to enrich Jewish Leaders and put them in contact with new models and ideas in the Jewish world to help them perform their leadership tasks effectively and better understand their community.


The Program is based on 3 main topics:
Management and Leadership: Qualities and expectations required of a leader, tools for decision-making and effective implementation, defining management styles, active listening and non-verbal communicate, etc.
Community Development:  Dealing with the inner dynamics of communities in the XXI century. Community diagnosis and planning, Demography, Negotiation and conflict resolution, Developing projects and programs, etc.
Jewish Issues: Insights on Judaism and Leadership, Ethics and Values. Dilemmas faced by today’s Jewish Leaders such as: Conversion, Israeli politics and the position of Jewish Leaders in Europe, Children raised Jewish in mixed marriages, Congregation or Community?