In this article published in the Australian Jewish News, Jewish Aid Australia CEO Gary Samowitz discusses the “leadership crisis” in the local Jewish community. He mentions the work being done by Australian Jewish Funders, who have collaborated with the Schusterman Foundation to bring several initiatives to Melbourne. He quoted AJF director David Werdiger who explained that “ROI is investing in young adults to develop them as leaders and empower them to impact their Jewish communities and the world at large.”
Australian Jewish Funders is very pleased to have brought the first ROI Community gathering to Australia.
Commentary about the Yeshivah Centre, who announced “elections” for the synagogue committee but declined to use the “e-word”. The closed culture and opaque governance of twenty years ago is still there.