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Meet the ZF team

Richard P Woolf

Acting Chair

Richard P Woolf has been involved with Zionist Federation for nearly 20 years, representing Arzenu UK (previously known as Pro-Zion).  

Richard brings a wealth of experience in making organisations work better, from strategic thinking to day-to-day operational management. He specialises in bringing people from different sides of the table to collaborate, making organisations work smarter. 

In addition to being Acting Chair of the Federation he is also Vice-Chair of Arzenu UK and for the past five years, Chair of Sha’arei Tsedek North London Reform Synagogue. He has represented Arzenu in Israel several times, including being part of the team that revised the Jerusalem Platform in 2004.  

In between voluntary commitments, professionally Richard is a Commercial Interiors Consultant, working with a diverse range of organisations helping them to develop spaces and environments that reflect their individual ethos. During the COVID era Richard has brought his experience to bear in delivering events on Zoom both digitally and a mixture of online and in-person. 

Richard visits Israel, not only to attend conferences to see family, and occasionally even stops working to take a holiday! He drinks far too much tea for his own good and in his spare time, he enjoys experimental cooking and eating out. You will often find him enjoying live music be it the latest acts at Glastonbury or something classical at The Proms. 

Melissa Stock

Events & Office Manager

Melissa has been involved with the ZF over the past 11 years – she worked for the ZF back in 2010 till 2013 and has now returned to work to an organisation she loves.

Melissa is newly married and in her spare time enjoys hosting dinner parties, planning holidays and baking a cupcake or two!