Jane Rapke steps down

AFTER more than half-a-decade, Jane Rapke has decided to step down as executive director of Zionism Victoria at the end of this year.

“It’s been an amazing journey in a pivotal professional role,” Rapke told The AJN this week, “and after five-and-a-half years I’m leaving the organisation for a new executive director to build on our strong foundation.”

During her time with the organisation, she implemented a range of initiatives in youth engagement, community events and affiliate consultation and involvement, bonding the Jewish and general communities at the political and social levels.

Much of her work focused on Zionism Victoria’s role as the owner of the Beth Weizmann Community Centre and Lamm Jewish Library of Australia, and the transformation of the precinct into a thriving community hub, which houses the library, the Kook Community Kitchen, and Do Good Labs Co-Working Space, as well as several other community organisations.

Read the article by Peter Kohn in the Australian Jewish News.