The Team

Adam Overlander-Kaye

Chief Executive

Adam Overlander-Kaye became Chief Executive of ORT UK in May 2016 having joined the organisation from Reform Judaism, where he had been Director of Fundraising since 2010.  With a passion for education Adam has more than 20 years of professional experience within the Jewish community having been Fundraising Manager at UJIA (2005-10) following a decade of working in the field of Informal Jewish education also at UJIA, the Union of Jewish Students and Bnei Akiva.  Originally from Manchester he is a former governor of Akiva primary school and a regular presenter and educator at Limmud. Adam has a BA in History & Social Science from the University of Birmingham, an MA in Jewish History from the University of Leeds and a Certificate in Professional Jewish Leadership at Brandeis University in the USA.


Mia Lyons

ORT-JUMP Coordinator

Mia has worked as the ORT-JUMP coordinator since May 2013.  Since that time the programme has grown to over 300 student/mentor partnerships. ORT-JUMP works within 8 Jewish Secondary Schools.  Before working at ORT UK, Mia's background was in advertising and she also ran her own fashion retail company.

Natalie Lieberman

Office Manager

Natalie joined ORT UK in March 2014 as maternity cover. She previously worked for another large Jewish charity and prior to that spent 17 years working for exhibition organisers in London.

Anthea Jackson

Head of Events and Programmes

Anthea joined ORT UK in 2015 and was delighted to be appointed Head of Events & Programmes this year.

In 2016 Anthea launched the ORT UK Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning programme, partnering with Muswell Hill Shul community as well as initiating the ORT UK Professional Women's Networking Group and is excited to develop further programmes and initiatives in the future.

Born and bred in Glasgow, Anthea has many years consultancy experience  both in the charity ( UJIA/Jewish Care)  and hospitality sectors (Glasgow Restaurant Association/Scottish Entertainment Awards).  Her event portfolio has included events of all sizes from community interfaith dialogue, large-scale charity fundraisers to VIP receptions and award dinners. 



Claudia Williams

Events Manager

Claudia is ORT UK's Events Manager. She is a marketing and events expert, previosuly working in Professional Services before joining ORT UK in 2017. Claudia has been passionately organising events from parties and dinners to conferences and launch events since graduating from Birmingham University in 2005. She is looking forward to creating some exciting and memorable events for ORT UK in the future.

Debbie Lightman

Communications and Marketing Officer

Debbie joined the team in 2017 as ORT UK's Communications and Marketing Officer. Having worked as a fieldworker for the Union of Jewish Students in 2001, Debbie then pursued a career in journalism, writing for a variety of national magazines. In 2013, Debbie began freelancing for the Jewish News supplements, before training in Social Media Management. She is thrilled to have joined the ORT UK team and hopes to raise awareness of the charity across social media and beyond.

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Our Bar/Batmitzvah twinning group have returned from an incredible weekend in Kiev.

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