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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


October 31st, 2013 to November 1st, 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.

September 29th, 2013 to October 1st, 2013

JDC-ICCD holds first ThinkLab event

More than 50 participants from all over Europe came to the JDC-ICCD's first edition of the ThinkLab to discuss the future of European Jewry.

January 18th, 2013 to January 20th, 2013

Leatid: Top Leaders Seminar

Presidents, vice presidents and other key executive decision makers of European Jewish communities and organizations met in Venice, Italy for an in-depth 3-day seminar organized by Leatid Europe, the training arm of the JDC International Centre for Community Development.

September 6th, 2012 to September 9th, 2012

Leatid: Future Scenarios and Community Development

Leatid Europe, the training arm of the JDC-ICCD, recently organized a 4-day future scenario workshop that enabled 17 Jewish professionals hailing from Romania's Jewish communities, a chance to come together to imagine alternative futures for Jewish life in their communities and beyond.

June 27th, 2012 to June 29th, 2012

3rd Buncher Interfaith and Intercultural Conference: Humanitarian Work

Taking place in Church House, London, the third annual Buncher Interfaith and Intercultural Conference concentrated on Humanitarian Work. In partnership with Interfaith Center of New York, Office for Religious Life - University of Princeton, Faiths Forum London, Surrey Multifaith Centre, JDC-ICCD and Cedar