Born in Essex, UK, Steve spent 6 formative years of his childhood with his parents and sister in the Jewish community of Pretoria, South Africa. During high school in the UK, Steve served on the Executive Committee of the Southend-on-Sea 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.
Events and Projects Manager
Dalia was born in Israel, moving to Italy and Germany before her family settled permanently in the UK when she was 12. She is married with four children, two of whom live in Israel. Dalia was the Events Manager at the Zionist Federation for 16 years and was responsible for all their major events and speaker tours plus organising and taking group tours to Israel.
Dalia served on the Board of Management of Finchley Synagogue and was liaison officer for the United Synagogue for many years. She also worked closely with Rabbi Mirvis before he became Chief Rabbi, by arranging singles events and communal Shabbatons.