The National Jewish Assembly (“the NJA”) is delighted to announce that former Zionist Federation boss Steve Winston has become its managing director with immediate effect.
During high school, Steve served on the Executive Committee of the Southend chapter of BBYO as their Jewish Education Officer and after completing his A-Levels, he spent a year in Israel on Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael. After 22 years of a successful career in architecture working on projects across the globe, Steve became involved with the Zionist Federation of the UK and Ireland, serving first as its Campaigns Officer and later, as its Executive Director where he led lobbying efforts that generated parliamentary debates around the incitement in Palestinian textbooks, as well as encouraging a change in the UK’s voting pattern on anti-Israel resolutions at the UN.
Steve has served as vice chairman of the NJA since its launch in May 2022. As he is moving to an executive role, he is being replaced as vice chairman of the NJA by Holland Park Synagogue member Laurence Julius and former Birmingham Hebrew Congregation president Keith Rowe.
NJA Chairman Gary Mond said: “I am absolutely delighted that Steve has agreed to take on a full-time role with the NJA. This will help ensure a substantial expansion in our activities during 2023.”