Colin was born in London and started his career in the UK as a youth and community worker and informal educator in a variety of roles including running a youth club, working with an information and advice project and supporting a Zionist youth movement. In 1992, Colin made Aliyah to Jerusalem and continued his work with Zionist youth movements, including running a year-long leadership program for young madrichim on their gap year, later serving as the director of the Machon L’Madrichim program. Returning to the UK for specific roles since 1992, Colin ran a leadership institute for the British Jewish community, oversaw educational initiatives as a shaliach, and was the first program director of JW3, London’s new JCC. In the last two years he has been working as the Director of JDC Hungary, setting up a new foundation there and having overall responsibility for the well-known Szarvas camp experience.
Colin has an MA in The management of Youth and Community Work and Applied Anthropology’ and is a graduate of the Jerusalem Fellows Programme at the Mandel School of Educational Leadership. In this role at Yesod, Colin works with Jewish community professionals and educators to identify their growth and development goals and supports them in making plans to reach them. Colin also manages Yesod’s Professional Development Fund.