Pikuach Director Jeffrey Leader has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his work in education, including Pikuach, the Board of Deputies, Jewish schools inspection service.
Jeffrey said: “I’m surprised, humbled and honoured to receive this award. I have an overriding passion for the community and the education of its children. So to receive this award is the honey on the honey-cake.”
Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl said: “This is wonderful news and a fitting tribute to Jeffrey whose work at Pikuach has created an inspection service which is widely admired and ensures religious education teaching at Jewish schools is rigorously tested. We are very proud of his achievements.”