UIA Executive and Staff

Professional Staff

Executive Director and Shaliach
Idan Goldberger*

Chief Operating Officer
Leon Jacobs*

Head of Marketing, Events and Fundraising
Rochelle Broder*

Senior Accountant
Nonna Aleksenitser

IT and Systems Manager
Wayne Levin

Planned Giving Coordinator
Estelle Wytwornik

Executive Assistant to Executive Director
Jenny Bourstein

Campaign Coordinator
Simonne Winecier

Campaign Administrator
Henry Holzer

YoungUIA Coordinator
Jainie Mills

Jane Lyubic

Adrienne Perch

Toni Francis

UIA Executive Listing

  • Harold Finger OAM – Australian President
  • Nathan Shafir OAM* – Victorian President
  • Mark Leibler AC – Honorary Life Chairman UIA Australia
  • Julian Black* – Treasurer

UIA Cabinet Members

  • Shlomo Werdiger
  • Jeffrey Appel OAM
  • David Boyar
  • Herbert Epstein
  • Robert Richter
  • Ian Samuel OAM
  • Hayley Southwick – Women’s Division Chairman

* These people are also members of the UIA Victorian Cabinet

Our Mission Statement:

Keren Hayesod- United Israel Appeal, through a partnership between Israel and Diaspora communities, mobilises support for Israel and the rescue of Jews in distress.

By encouraging and assisting in Aliyah and absorption, Keren Hayesod saves Jewish lives, strengthens Jewish identity, fortifies the fabric of Israeli society and reinforces solidarity within the Jewish people.