Energetic Helena not afraid to try new things

IF you were to search for a list of the leading names in Jewish education then Dr Helena Miller would be at the top.

Her roles and achievements have included setting up London’s first Jewish cross-communal school; co-chairing Limmud International; editing the International Handbook of Jewish Education; and spending a decade as UJIA’s director of research.

And that is not even the half of it.

“I have a lot of energy, which I need, because I am involved in so many things,” Helena told me from her London home.

“I have never been afraid to try something I have not done before.”

Her current title is director of degrees, co-head of teacher training and senior research fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies.

She spends two days a week there working on its MA programme — responsibility for its BA programme in Jewish education — while also running the Jewish Lives longitudinal project.

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