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The Board

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. They are:

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
Email: president@ujeb.org.au

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

Kollen Sussman
Board Member, Chair – Education Committee

Kollen has a strong foundation in both mainstream and special education. He has held leadership positions in schools, and in 2014 co-founded a school with Indigenous Australian communities in the Kimberley region. He currently manages a team of Support Coordinators with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). He is a father of 3 and his eldest attends the Gardenvale HIP program. Kollen is committed to holistic Jewish education.
Board Tenure: 2 years