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Our Board and Team 2018-03-29T11:33:51+00:00

Dedicated Community Members

At the helm of the Kadimah Board is Renata Singer.

Renata Singer
Renata SingerPresident
Renata Singer is a writer, educator and kultur tuer, community activist.

Becoming President of the Kadimah has given her the opportunity to blend her expertise in the not-for-profit sector with her love of the Yiddish language and culture. She is only the second woman President in the Kadimah’s history. Read more…

Lilly Kochen
Lilly KochenVice-President
Lilly grew up singing and acting in Yiddish at the Kadimah and has a love of Yiddish culture in her genes. Read more…
Alex Dafner
Alex DafnerSecretary
Alex Dafner was born to Yiddish-speaking parents in Lodz, Poland in 1949 and studied Yiddish at the Lodz Peretz School. Read more…
David Burstin
David BurstinTreasurer
David Burstin has had a lifelong connection with Secular Yiddishkayt which started in the Yiddish shtetl of Carlton, where he was born. Read more…
Helen Greenberg
Helen Greenberg
Helen Greenberg is a passionate, life-long educator and has been Principal of Sholem Aleichem College for over 10 years. Read more…
Danielle Charak
Danielle Charak
Danielle is a proud and committed member of our Jewish community and have been connected with many of its organisations, either as a committee member or as a speaker. Read more…
Judith Reuben
Judith Reuben
Mrs Judith Reuben joined the Board in 2017. She worked as a psychologist and then Director of Court Counselling at the Family Court of Australia until completing law at Melbourne University. Read more…
Dor Yacobovich
Dor Yacobovich
Dor is a finance professional with an MBA and over 10 years experience in the public sector. Read more…
Jake Dessauer
Jake Dessauer
Jake grew up in a Yiddish speaking household. Read more…
Joe Tigel
Joe’s bio. Read more…
Diane Shonberg
Diane’s bio

Our Team

Lead by our dedicated Operations Manager, Andrea Lott, the Kadimah team is always there to help.

Andrea Lott
Andrea Lott
Andrea has over 25 years’ experience as an Executive in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. Read more…
Fay Burstin
Fay Burstin
Fay Burstin joined the Kadimah as Cultural Producer in late 2015, helping bring to life many sold-out events. Read more…