EXECUTIVE TEAM

Dr Jack Omer-Jackaman (Executive Director)

Jack joined Oasis of Peace in October 2018. Prior to this he was a historian and writer, specialising in the fields of Israel-Palestine and Anglo-Jewish History. He published his first book, Caught Somewhere Between Zion and Galut: the Impact of Zionism and Israel on Anglo-Jewry's Identity, in 2019.


OFFICE STAFF

Lauren Singer (Administrative Assistant)

Lauren has worked as an Admin Executive within Oasis of Peace UK for just over a year now. Coupled with her work at a local primary school as a Teaching Assistant and Mum of 3 children and a dog, she's kept very busy! However, she does manage to find time to socialise, eat out, listen to music and read and support THFC!

Amelia McNair (Events and Marketing Officer)

Amelia joined the Oasis of Peace in September of this year. She is currently studying a MA/PGDip in International Studies and Diplomacy and holds a position as Secretary for the UN Society at SOAS. Amelia is a previous intern at the Australian Institute of International Studies and graduate at the University of Melbourne. 


TRUSTEES

Sir Andrew Burns KCMG (Chair)

As a career British diplomat, with prior postings in India, Romania, US and Hong Kong, Sir Andrew has been Ambassador to Israel, High Commissioner to Canada and UK Envoy for post-Holocaust issues. He has been a BBC Governor, Executive Chair of the Anglo-Israel Association, Chair of Royal Holloway, University of London and Chair of the Bar Standards Board. He currently chairs the Hestercombe Gardens Trust.

Judge Laurence Brass (Vice Chair)

Laurence is a retired Judge and currently chair of the NHS Disciplinary Panel. He's a former Councillor and Parliamentary Candidate in five General Elections and is now a policy advisor to the Liberal Democrats on Middle-Eastern affairs. Laurence previously held the position of Vice-President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and is now a Patron of Faith Matters and a trustee of JCORE (Jewish Council for Racial Equality).

Tony Hyams (Hon Treasurer)

Tony is a retired director of an Investment Bank within the Barclays Bank Group plc. He has many years experience as a non-executive director of private and public companies and has acted as a business mentor and as a trustee of an environmental charity in Liverpool.

Anthony Warshaw (Hon Secretary)

Anthony worked as a publisher and editor for Oxford University Press, the Israel Prime Minister's Office, Israel Foreign Office, The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, J M Dent and the British Library. He was also a Clerk to the Governors at The Henrietta Barnett School and a Board Member at the Muswell Hill Synagogue and the Society for Jewish Study.

Ghanem Nuseibeh

Jenny Nemko

Jenny has been associated with NSWaS since the 1980’s when she first reported on their educational projects for BBC Radio. Jenny is the Founder of Effective Communications - a company specialising in intra and inter-cultural face-to-face communication skills training to the business and the academic communities. She is the co-author of ‘Supersubs Religious Education’ and the author of ‘Who Am I?  Who Are You?’ a book that explores cultural diversity in terms of assumptions, beliefs and prejudices. Jenny holds a BA and MA from University College London in Biblical Hebrew and Islamic and Jewish mysticism.

Rev Keith McNicol

Keith is an Anglican priest, now retired from full-time ministry. He currently helps out in parishes that are without a priest, additionally conducting services at All Saints’, his local church. Keith has sailed since a young boy, is a Chaplain to Sea Cadets and a RYA power-boat and Meteorology instructor. He enjoys choral singing as a bass. Keith's led a number of Pilgrimages to the Holy Land and attended some courses on Desert Spirituality at St George’s College, Jerusalem. In 2012 he spent three months in Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam on sabbatical when he was introduced to the philosophy and purpose of the Village. He is a qualified teacher and holds a MA and a BA in Christian theology.

Michael Mitzman

Michael is a retired solicitor at Mishcon de Reya LLP. He was previously a member of the Israeli Prime Minister's Tourism office and broadcaster. Michael was the founding chairman of Israel's Cricket Supporters Association and Vice chairman of the Jewish Association for Mental Illness.

Sarah Burns

Sarah has accompanied her husband on his diplomatic postings, including to Israel, in the early 1990s. There she learned Hebrew, promoted Bedouin crafts, worked closely with Tabeetha School in Jaffa, and entertained officially and extensively on behalf of the British Government. Now a bookbinder, and recently retired national Chairman of the Society of Bookbinders, she has been a Justice of the Peace in both adult and family courts, a journalist and personal financial planner and ran her own property management business.

Sima Awad

Sima is a business and executive coach. Prior to that she spent 20 years in senior commercial roles in the Healthcare industry in companies such as Gillette and Boston Scientific. She recently managed a non-profit programme which trained numerous unemployed people to set up their own business and eventually sign off benefits. Sima grew up in Greece though her background is Palestinian - her father is from Jerusalem and her mother from Gaza.


PATRONS 

Ahlam Akram
Dr Margaret Brearley
Lady Dyson
Louise Ellman MP
Margaret Fingerhut
Rabbi Helen Freeman
Benita Hide 
Bruce Kent
Sir Michael Morpurgo OBE
Sa’ida Nusseibeh
The Baronness Perry of Southwark
Rabbi Dr Norman Solomon
Dr Terry Waite CBE
The Lord Woolf of Barnes
Rabbi Alexandra Wright