Laura was a director of the country’s largest ad agency AMV.BBDO for many years before deciding to work full time in the Jewish community.
She set up Mitzvah Day in 2005 and it became a charity in 2008. Mitzvah Day, a global day of Jewish led, inter faith social action, is based on the premise that we can all give some time to help others and that together, we can really make a difference to our world. Now in 20 countries and with 37,000 participants it leads the way in faith based social action and is proudly and visibly Jewish.
Laura chaired the Reference group for the government’s inter faith project – A Year of Service and is now Advisor to Together in Service and to the new Sedaqa Day, the Muslim’s own Mitzvah Day.
Another passion of Laura’s is gender equality and after co-chairing a JLC commission in 2011, Laura set up Women in Jewish Leadership (now at the Board), to implement real change through a systemic and consistent approach
Trustee of HMDT and chairing the Jewish response to the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission
Major interests include:
- Social Action
- Inter- Faith relationships
- Women and equality
- Community building and civil society
- Sharing Jewish values through what we do