Our Team

UJEB Staff

We wouldn’t be able to do the work that we do without our committed and inspiring staff.

Administration

Itzik Sztokman

Executive Principal

Oren Smith

Operations Director

Laurian Harry

Donor Relations Manager

Rochelle Kotek

Office & Systems Manager and Bat Mitzvah Coordinator

Ronen Kanski

Operations Coordinator

Julian Isaacs

Accounts

Rebecca J. Hoffmann

Marketing Manager

Teaching And Learning – Program Managers & Team Leaders

Dr Shlomi Hanuka

Deputy Principal – Teaching & Learning

Louise Breuer

Jewish Life Manager

Dana Reef

Hebrew Immersion Program Manager

Hannah Schauder

Teen Engagement Manager & Camp Coordinator

Sahar Charit

HIP Team Leader (Caulfield South Primary)

Vered Harel

Hebrew Speakers Manager and HIP Team Leader (Coatesville Primary & Tucker Rd Primary)

Noah Loven

Bar Mitzvah Coordinator

Samuel Herz

BBYO Coordinator

Tal Spinrad

Project Kulanu Manager

Board of Management

Our Board provides governance, leadership and guidance to UJEB’s management and staff.

The Board meets once a month as a collective, and at various other times on an as-needs basis. Some Board members provide specialist guidance in their particular portfolio areas. The current Board comprises nine members with a range of skills and expertise from the corporate, not-for-profit, legal, Jewish communal, education and small business sectors.

Gabi Crafti

President

Gabi is a barrister who practises primarily in commercial law. She is a parent at Caulfield South Primary School, where her eldest child participates in UJEB’s Hebrew Immersion Program (HIP). Gabi is passionate about creating access to Jewish education for all Jewish children in Victoria.

Board Tenure: 4 years

Bradley Smith

Vice President

Brad is a secondary school teacher specialising in humanities and economics/business studies, and is currently teaching at Leibler Yavneh College. Prior to his teaching career, Brad was a copywriter, brand and digital marketer with nearly 20 years of experience working for and with some of Australia’s biggest brands.

Board Tenure: 3 years

Shane Binstock

Treasurer, Chair – Audit Finance and Risk Committee

Shane is a director at a boutique accounting firm and specialises in tax advice to family groups and private businesses. He leads a busy life at home with four children – two school aged daughters and twin boys. Having attended a public high school and being an active member in Habonim Dror in his youth, Shane understands the importance that Jewish education plays in our community. He is keen to support and provide the infrastructure for UJEB to continue delivering its high quality Jewish education.

Board Tenure: 1 year

Ann Wollner

Board Member

Ann is a mother, grandmother, practising lawyer and child psychologist with particular interests in education, human rights and family violence. She has a long history of general and Jewish community involvement. Ann believes in the beauty and values of Judaism, and is committed to sharing them with our children.

Board Tenure: 3 years

Daniel Klarnet

Board Member

Daniel is an IT consultant specialising in Customer Relationship Management software projects. He is the father of 3 school-aged children, and is excited to help continue the great work that UJEB is doing in our community.

Board Tenure: 3 years

Justin Greenstein

Board Member

Justin works in the Financial Services sector, with a focus on Venture capital and Fintech innovation. Justin is very passionate about Jewish life and Jewish tradition, and is currently involved in a number of Jewish organisation Boards. The future of Jewish education is a topic close to Justin’s heart and he is excited about the opportunity to contribute to this important pillar of communal life through UJEB. Justin is a parent of two school age children, one in Prep at Caulfield South Primary School and one at Yavneh kinder.

Board Tenure: 3 months

Jennifer Hankin

Board Member, Chair – Marketing Committee

Jennifer is an experienced marketing leader, with over 15 years of global experience, spanning across various industries and companies. For the last five years she has focused on the startup space, and is currently the Marketing Director of a human resources technology company. Jennifer is originally from the US, and has been involved with Jewish communal organisations since her youth. She is a parent at Caulfield Junior College, where one of her children participates in the HIP program, and is passionate about equal access to Jewish education.

Board Tenure: 1 year

Deborah Itzkowic

Board Member, Chair – Teen Engagement Committee

Deborah is a lawyer, investigator and mediator, who currently works as a workplace dispute resolution consultant. In addition to 15 years in the legal sector, she has 5 years of experience as a not-for-profit board member. She is passionate about ensuring that Jewish education is accessible, engaging and strengthens Jewish identity. Deborah is a mother of three, with two of her children currently attending the Gardenvale HIP program.

Board Tenure: 2 years

Simone Zmood

Board Member, Chair – Education and Programs Committee

Simone has experience working in corporate, government, start-up, education, and not-for-profit realms. She is a parent of four young adults, two of whom participated in a range of UJEB programs including Jewish Life at primary school, the Bat Mitzvah program, UJEB camps, BBYO, and the Israel Trip. Simone recognises the important role that UJEB plays in nurturing a Jewish identify, imparting Jewish knowledge, and helping our young people at non-Jewish schools to connect with our vibrant Jewish community. She is passionate about helping young people actualise their abilities and be all that they can be.

Board Tenure: Less than one year