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.


Muriel Stempel

Events Manager

Muriel is the Events Manager for ORT UK. She has been with the organisation since November 2008 and in that time has successfully overseen a multitude of ORT UK and Friends of ORT events. In addition to her role as Events Manager she has also overseen the production of the new website. Muriel has a background in business and has previously worked as a volunteer for other Jewish charities.

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

Administrative Assistant

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

Business Development and Community Outreach

Anthea is delighted to have joined the ORT UK team as Business Development and Community Outreach. Anthea has a wealth of experience in Events Management and her portfolio has included events of all sizes from community interfaith dialogue, large-scale charity fundraisers,  VIP receptions &  award ceremonies 


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