Deepening AJF’s investment in our community’s extraordinary LaunchPad leaders from across diverse Jewish Australia, the inaugural LaunchPad Leadership Alumni Retreat took place in Bowral, NSW, 20-22 November 2022.

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'I feel even more empowered and inspired to create change and I am more confident to lead by example to my peers.. The energy and passion seen at LaunchPad makes me very proud to be apart of the Australian Jewish Community. As a board member of AJF and participant, I feel privileged to have experienced the magic of LPL and know the impact and connections will last."

Lauren PlacksAJF Member and Board Director and Director, Moriah Foundation

An amazing opportunity to network, learn and be inspired that should be taken up by everyone who can. There are few chances to learn and gain so much, so take them when they are made available.

Michael GrafAJF Member and Board Director, Montefiore


The inaugural LaunchPad Leadership Alumni Retreat was powered by

This Alumni Retreat would not have been possible without the incredible philanthropy of the following members of the AJF network for collectively enabling 3 cohorts of the LaunchPad Leadership virtual experience, by giving their 5 Ts—time, talent, treasure, ties and testimonies.

Together we share a vision of investing in the best and brightest people and organisations in our community to strengthen Jewish life in Australia.

Amanda Miller OAM
Belinda Bardas
Cher Family Foundation
Debbie Dadon AM
Erdi Foundation
Gary Samowitz
Graf Family
Justine Saidman
Kerry Gonski
Loti & Victor Smorgon Family Foundation 
Marnie & Gary Perlstein Family Foundation 
Opher Yom-Tov
Phil & Sue Lewis Family
Rachel Flitman
Simone Szalmuk-Singer & Family 


In the Jewish Report, December 2022
In the Australian Jewish News, December 12, 2022

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