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Meet Hayley Marks

Hayley Marks – Hampstead Synagogue’s Administrator.

 

Hayley has grown up in North West London living in Stanmore, Pinner and Borehamwood. She attended St Helens School in Northwood and Leeds Metropolitan University to study Childhood Studies.

Before university Hayley took a gap year in Israel. She is a graduate of Tribe’s first cohort on their Learn2Lead programme and continued to use and develop these skills by completing a leadership programme on her gap year which was run by FZY. During University Hayley studied Childhood Development with a specialism in developmental disorders. With her passion for improving the lives of those with additional needs, she spent her university holidays working at Norwood Unity.

Upon Graduating from Leeds, Hayley worked within the community as a Nursery Assistant at Kisharon Tuffkid, volunteering at Kisharon School and Norwood in the afternoons whilst on the board for FZY. Following this she worked at Treehouse School in Muswell Hill where she trained in ABA Therapy for Autism and worked 1:1 with Children with Low functioning Autism for two years. After such a high intensity career she decided to take a break and worked as an Administrator and Custom Services Manager in her father’s business. Returning to working within the community she joined Hampstead Synagoue as administrator in 2019.

Since she was a child, Hayley, has been an active member of Stanmore and Canons Park Shul. She took part and directed a number of community productions such as “Back to Shushan” and “Chaim Potter and the Megillah of Fire”. When she is not at work you can usually find her engaging with one of her many hobbies, performing and attending musical theatre shows, antique and bargain hunting or at home cooking and writing recipes. Hayley creates handmade Jewish gifts, which are sold for charity at coffee mornings. She also enjoys learning new skills such as British Sign Language and drums.