Sarah has shown consistent commitment to creating welcoming spaces where members of the Jewish community can come together. She is currently co-chair of the UPJ Biennial Conference working towards a conference that will allow progressive Jewish communities across our region (Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan etc) to come together and identify ways we can do better to engage our existing members and deliver services that are meaningful to more parts of our community.
Sarah has had the opportunity to build on her experience in voluntary capacities in Jewish communities around the world. She served on the board of the Hong Kong Jewish Women’s Association where she supported fundraising and social impact work. She served on the committee of the Progressive Jewish Congregation of Bangkok where she fostered community by volunteering to organise social events. While living in New Delhi she collaborated with other Jewish diplomats and the local Jewish community to find ways to bring people together. She was also Vice President of the ACT Jewish Community and convenor of the progressive congregation of the ACTJC where she led a multi-year project to strengthen the progressive congregation by fostering community, securing in professional rabbinical support and organisational change.
Sarah is a passionate campaigner for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament. She has delivered training to hundreds of volunteers and led volunteers in door knocking thousands of houses to allow the campaign to connect with undecided voters. She worked closely with campaign staff to provide logistical support and planning to ensure campaign activities were well equipped and organised to ensure the campaign was best organised when we commenced having respectful conversations about constitutional recognition.
In her professional life Sarah works in the pharmaceutical industry seeking to secure policy changes to ensure patients have the strongest possible health system. She was previously Chief of Staff to Julian Leeser MP and a diplomat who worked on advancing Australia’s cooperation with India and getting stranded Australians home during COVID.
Sarah recently settled in Sydney after several years of itinerancy, she has joined Emanuel Synagogue and is looking forward to further deepening her roots in the community through volunteering.