Gayle Klein appointed as Vice Chair of Jewish Care

31 Aug 2020

Jewish Care is delighted to announce that Gayle Klein has been appointed as the second Vice Chair of the organisation, alongside Arnold Wagner OBE. This follows the recent announcement that Jonathan Zenios will take over as Chairman from Steven Lewis in September.

Gayle began as a volunteer fundraiser for Jewish Care’s Redbridge facilities in 2008, raising the profile of the work and services of Jewish Care to our community, helping to recruit and promote the necessity of Jewish Care’s volunteer workforce.

In 2008 Gayle established The Local Angels Committee, which she continues to Chair, raising money for Jewish Care services in Redbridge. In 2014 Gayle was nominated by Jewish Care and took part in the senior Jewish leadership programme ‘Gamechangers’ which prepares lay people for leadership roles within communal organisations.

Gayle joined Jewish Care’s Board of Trustees in November 2016 and is the chair of the Friends of Jewish Care Major Donor programme. She also sits on the Campaign Oversight Group, Redbridge Redevelopment Group, Community Services Committee and the Interior Design Oversight Group.

During her time volunteering with Jewish Care, Gayle has commented that “the incredible staff and volunteers are truly inspiring. Their dedication, care and selfless determination makes my small contribution all the more meaningful”. She particularly enjoys attending Jewish Care’s Memory Way Café at the Dennis Centre.

Outside of her commitments to Jewish Care, Gayle is an active member of The Essex Jewish Community Council.

Jewish Care is incredibly grateful to Gayle for her ongoing commitment and looks forward to her taking up this role.

Speaking of her appointment to Vice Chair of Jewish Care, Gayle said:

“I feel extremely proud and honoured to have been given this appointment. I know what an incredible organisation Jewish Care is having served as a volunteer over the last 12 years. During this challenging period the support of the community is more important than ever to allow Jewish Care to continue their excellent and essential work and I’m delighted to be able to play my part.”