Esty Bruck has been the programme director at The Friendship Circle since its inception in 2008.
The Friendship Circle helps people with disabilities make friends and integrate into the Jewish community as well as work to change perceptions towards disability. It also aims to strengthen connection to Jewish life and practice, help people gain skills and confidence and provide support in many ways.
Esty has helped develop the organisation to become one of the top Jewish charities in Manchester and managed the creation, development and running of all programmes and services.
Esty is active in a range of other communal activities and has completed the UJIA leadership course and Leading Jewishly, run by Lead and the Jewish Leadership Council.