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Our People

Our Board
Esther Kister (Chair)
Tammi Faraday
Bram Presser
Joe Reich
Sharon Segal

Festival Director
Nicolas Brasch

General Manager
Lisa Klepfisz

Programming Managers
Tali Lavi
Janine Schloss

Programming Committee
Margaret Brener
Julie Grossbard
Morry Frankel
Dina Kluska
Emma Kranz
Bram Presser
Renata Singer

Facilities & events
Julie Grossbard
Marketing & IT
Margaret Brener
Dina Kluska
Esther Kister
Morry Frenkel
Shani Millman
Schools Program
Helen Raik
Event Co-ordinator
Andrew Gaynor
Volunteer Co-ordinator
Ellen Frajman
General Volunteers
Andrea Bliss
Hannah Fagenblat
Randi Grose
Yvonne Kay
Rita Kornhauser

Melbourne Jewish Book Week takes place on the land of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and future.


Foundation Partners
The Krystal Scholarship Fund
The Sunraysia Foundation
Anonymous (1)

Major Cultural Partner
Media Partner
The Australian Jewish News
Government Partner
City of Port Phillip
Major Partners
Gandel Philanthropy for Schools and Children’s Programs
Accommodation Partner
The Art Series Hotels, The Blackman Hotel
Venue Partner
45 Downstairs

International Guests’ Partner
Adelaide Writers Festival
Auckland Writers Festival
Plus 61J
Sydney Writers’ Festival

Education Partners
Australian Centre for Jewish Education & Civilisation
Beth Rivkah Ladies College
Bialik College
Yeshivah College
King David School
Mt Scopus Memorial College
Sholem Aleichem College
Swinburne University
Yavneh College

Cultural Supporters
In One Voice Community Festival
Jewish Museum of Australia
Jewish Holocaust Centre and Museum
Jewish International Film Festival
Jewish Comedy Festival
Israeli Literature Club at Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Kay and Barry Fink
Emma and Henryk Kranz
Joe and Rose Reich
MARD Foundation
Finkel Foundation
National Council of Jewish Women
Real Film and Publishing
Sandy and Philip Benjamin
Andrea and Philip Bliss
Lisa Farber
Leonie and Luis Fleiszig
Future Leaders
Rachel Goldberg
Susan and Gary Hearst
Julie and Garry Grossbard
Esther and Michael Kister
Helen Liberman
The Dodge Family Foundation
Sue Selwyn
Shirley and Peter Urban

Official Booksellers
The Avenue Bookstore
Marketing Design
Print Strategy Management

Website & Mailchimp Design

Special Thank You
Joey Borensztayn &
Jenny Leongue, ABL Honorary Solicitors
Stephanie Boymal, Greenberg & Co, Honorary Accountants
Helen Friedmann Consultaancy Pty Ltd
Gary Peer
Aimee Harel, editing & copywriting
Little Black Sheep Design for the logo

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