Originally appeared in J-Wire
Michael Dunkel, Federal President of the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University today announced the appointment of Rob Schneider as the new National CEO of the organisation.
In announcing the appointment, Michael Dunkel stated that “Rob will bring his many years of communal endeavours and successes to the Australian Friends and we are delighted that he will be joining us.” He added that “Rob’s experience on a national level will help increase the exposure of the Australian Friends and the excellent achievements of the Hebrew University.”
Rob will commence his new role on the 1 November and will travel to Israel shortly afterwards to meet with relevant personnel of the HU and familiarise himself with the work of the HU.
Michael Dunkel added: “It is an opportune time as mid-November there is a meeting of the HU Executive Committee followed by a meeting of senior professionals of HU Friends from around the world.”
Rob is very enthused about his new role saying that “I have always had a kesher (link) with Israel but now I will be graduating to university level! When I was in Israel on the South African Jewish Day Schools Ulpan, it was my dream to one day study at the Hebrew University. I was unable to realise my dream then but in my new role, I hope to promote the Hebrew University to other potential students as well as to the community-at-large. I am proud that since arriving in Australia in 1999, I have had the privilege of serving some of the finest organisations in our community, the Jewish National Fund and the Sydney Jewish Museum but I am now ready to rekindle the flame of my youth – so aptly reflected in the logo of the Hebrew University – and help to ensure that this amazing institution should continue to serve as a beacon of light not just to those who study and work there but indeed to the world!”
Federal President, Michael Dunkel commented: “Rob will return to Sydney in time for the AGM’s of the NSW Branch of the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University and the Federal body on 27 November and we look forward to hearing more from him then.”