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Our team

Our team is led by Rabbi Alon Meltzer and supported by many volunteers. Each person comes with a different background, and provides a different perspective, to encourage the development of a community that engages and respects a variety of opinions.

Rabbi Alon Meltzer

Rabbi Meltzer is a Yeshiva University trained Rabbi, with an MA in Medieval Jewish History, an MA in Sociology, a BA (Hons) in Sociology, and a BA in English and Sociology. He is currently studying a Doctorate at LaTrobe University.

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, he has been involved in a number of organisations including Bnei Akiva, AUJS, and on the Board of several community synagogues. He is a Fellow of the Nahum Goldmann Fellowship, and is dedicated to Jewish leadership and community building. 

Formerly the Rabbi of the ACT Jewish Community, Rabbi Meltzer conducts Or Chadash with a lot of energy and excitement. His home is extremely welcoming and he enjoys hosting and engaging the entire community.

Rabbi Meltzer is also the Director of Programs at Shalom.

Sun, 29 January 2023 7 Shevat 5783