NJA Launches Youth Wing – Young NJA

The National Jewish Assembly is excited to launch its dedicated youth wing, the Young NJA.

It will be chaired by Michael Rowe, aged 22, who has worked across multiple Jewish organizations and is currently a board member of the West Midlands Friends of Israel, and Birmingham World Jewish Relief.

The Young NJA offers a platform for young Jewish adults (aged 16-30) to develop a robust network of like-minded people, attend events with high-quality speakers and develop advocacy skills to combat antisemitism and anti-Israel bias. Members of Young NJA will also have the opportunity to engage with other youth wings from other countries through the NJA’s affiliation with various international partners.
Young NJA Chairman Michael Rowe said, “Young British Jews need proper representation. For far too long, they have been presumed to be a homogeneous, left-leaning group. The Young NJA wants to change this mischaracterisation. With its launch, we will seek to reform the representation of young British Jews. I encourage young Jews to join and help us in this mission.”

NJA Chairman Gary Mond added “Current British Jewish youth groups, including those who say they are Zionist, do not provide a clear and unmistakable message of support for Israel. Instead, they focus on opposing Jewish youth groups visiting Judea and Samaria, and objecting to our government’s consideration of relocating the British embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It is hence necessary for young Jews to have an opportunity to join a group which unequivocally supports Israel, including moving the embassy to Israel’s capital, fights antisemitism, and promotes Jewish life.”

The first meeting will be with representatives of the Jewish Agency on 7 November. Membership is available for £10, with a further discounted rate of £5 for those in education. Membership applications can be submitted via the NJA website (https://nja.org.uk/product/membership/).

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