The Board of Management consists of:
Founding Director Judy Campbell - Also Director of the Music and Theatre programs
Music Director at the North Shore Temple Emanuel since 1999, and creator of 3 CDs with the choir, Judy has also served the Union for Progressive Judaism for over a decade, conducting conference choirs, presenting workshops, founding the Regional Music Network and visiting regional congregations to assist in building music capacity. She leads the world-jazz group 'MOSAIC', which has completed six national and international tours and released 3 albums. In 2007 she founded Jewish Arts, and has since led the organisation from strength to strength. She directs the biennial Australian Jewish Choral Festival. Since 2001 she has been a member of the USA Guild of Temple Musicians, and her liturgical compositions have been selected for presentation at two of their conventions.
Treasurer John Lowbeer - Also a member of the Australian Jewish Choral Festival committee
John is a Chartered Accountant with many years involvement in non-profit organisations. In addition to being treasurer of Jewish Arts, he is also treasurer of Sydney Jewish Music Festival (Shir Madness) and is on the board of Jobsupport, an NGO finding jobs for people with intellectual disabilities. He was formerly treasurer of the Sydney Jewish Museum. His interest in the arts stems from when he studied a course in fine arts in his university days.
Secretary Pauline Lazarus - Also an active member of several project teams, particularly the Australian Jewish Choral Festival committee.
Pauline retired as the Program and Events Manager at North Shore Temple Emanuel at the end of 2021. She remains involved at NSTE volunteering for the community well-being team and singing in the choir. She joined the Australian Jewish Choral Festival Team in 2014, as administrator, and then Production Co-ordinator in 2016, when she also joined the board of Jewish Arts, taking on the role of Secretary. Her vast community experience includes being administrator of a synagogue Hebrew and Religion School.
Board Member Gloria Bailen - Also chair of the Engagement subcommittee
Gloria is a CPA working in the audit and accounting industry. Gloria comes from a family of musicians and dancers and admires the skill and talent of all artists. She has been a member of the North Shore Temple Emanuel choir for some years, where she learned how music and Jewish identity are intertwined. She joined the Jewish Arts board in 2013 and previously held the position of secretary. Gloria provides governance and administrative support for programs and projects such as the Australian Jewish Choral Festival.
Board Member Michele Shadler - Also chair of the Governance subcommittee
Michele is a corporate lawyer working in the financial services industry as a governance specialist. She has a passion for the arts and is a long-time ballet, theatre and concert subscriber and member of the Art Gallery of NSW. Being a member of the North Shore Temple Emanuel choir for over 10 years has clearly demonstrated to her the power of the arts to foster Jewish identity and connectedness. A founding member of Jewish Arts, she has been involved in most of its projects since inception.
Board Member Sarona Perez - Also an active member of several project teams, particularly the Australian Jewish Choral Festival committee
Sarona has been a valued part of management for many of our choral events over the past ten years, has been a volunteer chorister of the North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE) choir for over ten years and worked at NSTE for almost 14 years in various capacities including membership, accounting and database administration. From December 2021, she brings her extensive skills in database management, financial administration and communications to the running of the organisation as a whole, along with her deep love for the arts.
We operate with the help of a fantastic team of members and subscribers, volunteers who support a range of projects and programs that also engage a range of arts professionals.
A small number of our network are invited to become Members, creating a Membership Forum to support the board. Members have a voice in shaping the organisation, through their entitlement to vote at general meetings.
We ran a subscription program for a few years, then decided to instead encourage our network to contribute to the organisation from time to time.