Holly is in her third year of a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Psychology at the University of Melbourne.
She has served as the 2023 President of the Melbourne University Jewish Students’ Society (MUJSS). In this role, alongside the MUJSS executive team, she advocates for Jewish university students, and works to create a proud, welcoming and empowering Jewish community on campus. Throughout 2023, MUJSS has run nearly 40 events, including weekly picnic lunches, cross-community collaborations, and celebrations to mark Jewish festivals on campus. Holly also worked with AUJS and the University leadership to pass the IHRA working definition of antisemitism at a University level.
Holly is passionate about Jewish learning and education. For the past three years, she has been a Madricha (leader) at Hineni Youth and Welfare. As a Madricha, she deeply values the opportunity to run programs that cultivate a strong sense of Jewish and Zionist identity for Chanichim (participants). In addition, she is on the leadership team of ‘Zooz’, a youth-led organisation that provides a framework for meaningful engagement with Judaism, Israel and community. She has led B’nei Mitzvah programs in the community and loves her regular Talmud classes.
Holly was chosen to represent Australia as a Lauder Fellow with the World Jewish Congress in their 2023-24 cohort. Her projects for the Fellowship revolve around creating events to nurture interfaith dialogue on university campuses across Victoria, and fostering further opportunities for youth-led Holocaust education and remembrance campaigns. She was also selected as a member of Jewish Advocacy and Leadership Corps with the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.
Holly is the great-granddaughter of Holocaust survivors; their legacy has shaped her love of Jewish learning and dedication to advocacy.