Joy Moss MBE
Joy’s charitable career began in the 1960’s when she became a founder member and Chairman of the Desert Dons, raising funds for David ben Gurion’s university in the Negev. In 1976 Joy ‘married into’ the Jewish Child’s Day charity, where her mother-in-law was Vice Chairman. She joined the National Council soon afterwards and has devoted her charitable endeavours to Jewish Child’s Day since then. Since becoming Chairman, Joy has worked with four successive Executive Directors to grow the charity and the increase the number of projects it supports to its current level. She was awarded an MBE for services to charity in 2012. Joy is married to Jewish Child’s Day Trustee, Stephen Moss CBE, and has two adult children.
Virginia has been involved with Jewish Child’s Day for many years. Her late mother was Chairman, which inspired her to continue the family involvement. Virginia notes personal highlights of her time as Vice Chairman being visits to Israel and parts of the United Kingdom where she was able to experience first hand the difference Jewish Child’s Day can make to the lives of Jewish children. She is a District Nursing Sister in West London and in her spare time she plays a variety of sports and volunteers for other charities. She is passionate about travel and cooking.
Charles has worked in banking and finance for the past 19 years and is currently Managing Director with Wells Fargo Asset Management. Charles grew up in Nottingham and fondly remembers fundraising for Jewish Child’s Day with his cheder and with BBYO in the early 1980s! After moving to London following university, he completed the Adam Science Leadership Course in 1995 and was later introduced to Jewish Childs Day. He has been on the National Council since 2009 and Honorary Treasurer since 2014. When Charles is not travelling for business, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and is an active political supporter and follower. He lives in Finchley and is a member of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue.
David qualified as a Mathematics teacher, working in various Secondary Schools (including JFS, as Head of Department) before he was appointed Head Teacher of North West London Jewish Day School. He was in post for 24 years and latterly was also a lecturer at the University of London for teachers studying for the National Professional Qualification for Head Teachers. Whilst Head of North West he was invited to join the Board of Jewish Child’s Day. David’s last post before he retired was as Acting Head Teacher of Matilda Marks Kennedy School for two terms in 2008. Apart from being Honorary Secretary and a Trustee of Jewish Child’s Day, he is also a Trustee of the Phyllis Nathan Charitable Trust; a Governor of Matilda Marks,and a reader-volunteer for Norwood’s ‘Talking Books’ (for the blind). David has two married daughters – one who lives in Israel, the other in the UK – and four grandchildren. He divides his time equally between Tel Aviv and Finchley, where he is an active member of the Minyan at Kinloss United Synagogue.
June Jacobs CBE, Life President
Stephen Moss CBE