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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 News

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//

February 23, 2014
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//

January 17, 2014
Top Leaders Seminar 2014

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

Training up-and-coming Jewish leaders
As the JDC-ICCD's main training program, the Leatid European Center for Jewish Leadership has trained a significant number of lay and professional leaders since its foundation in 1995. 
Learn more about Leatid's mission or contact us

Past events

January 17th, 2012 Top Leaders Seminar