Board and AAC

College Board

The Board of Mandelbaum House oversees the management of the college and is comprised of respected university academics and prominent community figures.

  • Associate Professor Avril Alba (Trustee)
  • Mr Paul Baram (Chairperson)
  • Ms Vikki Biggs
  • Emeritus Professor Bettina Cass (Vice-chairperson)
  • Mr Jonathan Caplan
  • Rabbi Benjamin Elton
  • Rabbi David Freedman (Trustee)
  • Mrs Gael Hammer
  • Dr Susan Hertzberg
  • Ms Shana Kerlander (CEO)
  • Mr Robert Klein
  • Hon Associate Professor David Levy (Trustee)
  • Mrs Naomi Winton (Honorary Secretary)
  • Mr Sam Zweig (Honorary Treasurer)

Academic Advisory Committee

The Academic Advisory Committee was set up when Mandelbaum House was established, as the committee responsible for bringing outstanding Judaic scholarship to the Sydney Jewish community that has a broad and deep impact.  It works closely with the University of Sydney's Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies and the Sydney Jewish Museum.

  • Associate Professor Avril Alba (Chair of committee)
  • Rabbi Benjamin Elton
  • Mrs Gael Hammer
  • Dr Simon Holloway
  • Rabbi David Freedman
  • Ms Shana Kerlander (CEO)
  • Mrs Claire May
  • Associate Professor Eric Sowey
  • Mrs Naomi Winton (Honorary Secretary)
  • Associate Professor Ian Young

A welcoming and warm place immersed in cultural diversity,
great memories and friends for life!

Audrey, New Caledonia

It is wonderful to have a spacious and fully furnished bedroom
to which I can retreat to after a busy day of classes!

Julio, Colombia

I love that I always have a healthy option
at every meal that is also delicious!

Rebecca, USA

When you go to uni with 60,000 people,
it’s nice to come back to a family of 40 at the end of the day.

Michael, Australia

Mandelbaum House has been the most diverse,
welcoming, active society I have ever been involved in.

Alex, USA