About Us

The JEWEL Foundation is an employment support service which has been established to enhance the economic sustainability of Manchester’s Jewish community.

Our mission is to help people identify their specific skills and potential, remove any barriers which may prevent people from finding and securing meaningful employment and provide enhanced training and routes to employment.

The introduction of Universal Credit and other welfare reforms are significantly affecting the financial status of the local community and JEWEL is leading the way, while working alongside statutory services, to provide economic solutions for those impacted by these welfare changes.

The Board of Management - Trustees

Judith Myers

Judith has a degree and postgraduate qualification in business management, specialising in Human Resource Management. Her roles have included working for a Government Commission. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (the HR professional body) and after working in Further and Higher Education for about 25 years, advancing to a Principal Lecturer role, she now runs her own training company.

Judith also enjoys voluntary work including a period of 7 years working for the Citizens Advice Bureau in Salford and is passionate about supporting the training aspects of JEWEL and ensuring that the community has access to excellent training opportunities.

Craig Lewis

Craig became involved with the economic support of the community in early 2013 and has a real passion to build the economic infrastructure of Manchester’s Jewish community.

Craig runs his own lighting production business and is actively involved in the strategic direction of JEWEL.

David Zucker

David has a lifetime of experience in business, being a Commercial Director of Comfyquilts Ltd, a major UK supplier of bedding to the High Street and from which he partially retired in 2016 and is now a non-executive director.

David has been working within the North Manchester community since 2013, mentoring and supporting individuals who are starting out in business and has considerable experience working in the Community, including being an Ex-President of Hale Shul and is currently its Treasurer.

David is actively involved in networking with our Corporate Partners and businesses as well as providing weekly business support sessions for JEWEL.

Philip (Pinchos) Corn

Pinchos has been involved in North Manchester’s community life for well over 25 years including being a Governor of a high school and managing a wide range of community charities and ventures.

Professionally Pinchos runs his own property investment and management company. He also set up a not-for-profit e-commerce company, Easygift Products, selling gifts from their own dedicated warehouse premises in Rochdale, employing over 30 members of the community.

The Team

Isaac (Yitzy) Ginsbury - Chief Executive

Isaac has been involved with community projects and specifically employment support since he moved to Manchester in 2007.

Isaac feels passionately about ensuring people have good economic opportunities and prospects where they can utilise their talents and fulfil their potential.

Isaac is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and is also professionally a valuer of goodwill, focusing on valuing accountancy practices and assisting practitioners with their exit strategies.

Mrs Esther Graff - Projects Coordinator

Esther is a qualified graphic designer whose talent is well utilised throughout all of JEWEL adverts, newsletters and publications.

Esther ensures the smooth operation of the organisation and manages all of our various projects.

Shimon Woolfson - Career Advisor / Recruitment Consultant

Shimon delivers most of our careers advice sessions, helping people understand their skills sets and career options.

Shimon is also involved in the recruitment process of JEWEL, working with employers to understand their requirements and making sure we only propose suitable candidates for vacancies.

Mrs Tami Muller - Recruitment Consultant

Tami is the first point of call for both employers who have vacancies and for candidates looking for work. Tami works alongside Shimon to manage the recruitment process.