Meet The Team
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Born in Melbourne - qualified Occupational Therapist , Sheina witnessed first hand the challenges that a Jewish community has to deal with in the youth sector, and has spent the last three years co directing and building Aliya's centre and sister branch in Australia.
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Francesca has been active in the charity sector her whole life and has been working with this charity for four years. “Bringing smiles to people are what brings a smile to my face”. Always putting others before herself is how Francesca lives her life and bringing out the best in people.
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With a background in sales and advertising she has decided to put her skills to a more meaningful cause. Rachel is passionate about this work and these issues and is also currently training to become a qualified therapist and get even more hands on with the charity.
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Chairman & Trustee
Married to Dianne, Raymond built one of the leading law firms in Manchester over nearly 30 years. We have convinced him to come out of retirement to chair the organisation. His experience managing people, legal knowledge, strong diplomacy, and leadership qualities, together with a relaxed down to earth approach, makes him a natural fit as chairman. His vision for this project has been the driving force for Aliya from its inception.
Treasurer & Trustee
In a career in engineering consultancy, Michael gained considerable experience in project management and in the development of procedures to meet stringent regulatory requirements. His pragmatism, attention to detail and ability to envision potential pitfalls make him a natural for his role as treasurer, policy enforcer and safeguarding lead, helping to ensure that we are compliant with all statutory requirements. Much of the rest of his time is spent supporting Holocaust education and memorial, and he is an active member of South Manchester Synagogue.
RABBI DOVID JAFFE
Shliach and director of Chabad Lubavitch. With 40 years’ experience in youth provision, with a special emphasis on 'kids in crisis' the Aliya project is close to the Rabbis heart. Working with under privileged and people facing daunting challenges has been a central aspect of the Rabbis work, and the Aliya Project is a natural extension of this.
Shlucha and co director of Chabad Lubavitch. Rochel is an international speaker of renown, she has an open heart, an open house, and is the proud mother of 13 children ‘KNH’. She has co-founded several charities supporting children, youth and people facing life challenges. Rochel’s cool head, sensitivity and attention to detail are a great asset to the team at Aliya, especially when facing complicated and delicate situations.