Our Board

As an independently run organisation – with full charitable status – we’re efficient and responsive, which enables us to remain competitive in our fees and to provide excellent value. Residents and relatives have direct access to the senior management team, who are based on site and can therefore act quickly.

Many board members have in fact, had loved ones stay in the home, so they have first hand experience of JewishChoice and what it means to be part of the community here.

Bernard Mocatta

Hon Board Chairman and Trustee

A solicitor whose family (and Bernard himself) have a long standing relationship with our Elderly Care service.  Indeed the Mocatta family has been a driving force in shaping our campus with development and leadership that have taken us from our original home in the East End of London to our present JewishChoice Campus in Wembley.  Bernard leads our board and provides pro-bono legal support.

Sabah Zubaida

Hon Board Treasurer and Trustee

With a background in corporate finance as Chief Operating Officer of an international bank, Sabah takes charge of all our budgeting and financial controls. Under his leadership we make sure that we remain financially sound so that we can keep our fee tariff at the lowest practical level whilst providing the best service to our users.  It’s thanks to Sabah’s careful husbandry of our resources that we continue to thrive.

Viviane Ettinghausen

Hon. Board Member and Trustee

A school teacher by profession Viviane has been deeply involved in supporting our activities since JewishChoice first moved to Wembley.  She helped raise the original funding for creating the buildings of the present campus, including the on-site S&P Synagogue and continues to play a major role setting out and monitoring the quality of service that we deliver in Choice House, our residential care home.

Gina Riese

Hon. Board Member and Trustee

Qualified Solicitor Gina first became a Trustee 3 years ago. Married with two children Gina worked as a special needs teaching assistant and a TV games show Adjudicator, so new challenges are not unusual for her.  Gina’s personal experience in looking after the care of her Father ignited her concern for how our society treats its most vulnerable and she considers it a privilege to be able to have a greater impact on this by proactively supporting JewishChoice.

Ray Taylor

Hon. Board Member and Trustee

Ray became a Trustee in 2018, bringing with him experience of other Jewish elderly care facilities and importantly the skill set from his day-to-day role as Director of Operations at chartered surveyors and property advisors, Strettons. There, he is responsible for the property portfolio, HR, facilities management and logistic functions of the business, so Ray brings a huge amount of knowledge and practical skills to Jewish Choice, as well as a great desire to continue the heritage of the great work we do.