Melanie Joins Hagshama

June 26, 2011 by J-Wire
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Melanie Rozen has joined Melbourne’s Hagshama.  She introduces herself…

Melanie Rozen

My name is Melanie Rozen and I am excited to come on board as the new Melbourne Hagshama Coordinator.

Growing up in Melbourne, I graduated from Bialik College in 1997 and then went on a three month ZFA Israel program called Mabat La-atid, after which I stayed in Israel for a further nine months.

For the following six years I worked and lived in Melbourne whilst maintaining my connection with Israel, which led me to return to Israel In 2006 for a period of three years where I immersed myself in Israeli culture, work and life in general.

Since returning to Australia in 2009, I have felt a strong desire to reconnect with my local community in different ways and when the position for Hagshama Coordinator became available I jumped at the opportunity!

As the Hagshama Coordinator I see my role as connecting young Jewish adults to each other and to Israel through various social, educational and cultural events and activities, and shaping a place for Israel in their lives, with the Zionist spirit and Jewish values at heart.

I believe each young adult in our community can relate to Israel in some form and it is one of our main goals in the Hagshama department to facilitate opportunities and avenues for these kinds of connections to manifest. Moreover, I view Hagshama as an integral partner in the general communal efforts of nurturing the future leaders of the Melbourne Jewish community.

Looking forward to working with you and to strengthening our community together.

 

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