Previously Nomi has worked for the Shadow Attorney General of Australia and for the Victorian Legislative Assembly. Nomi also coordinated and accompanied a Parliamentary delegation to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
Nomi is one of the founding members of the Women’s Orthodox Tefillah Group in Victoria. She is also the founder and inaugural president of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) in Australia. Her work promoting gender equality for Australian women has been covered in major Australian newspapers including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Australia and The Australian Jewish News.
Nomi loves to write and is the Australian correspondent at Tablet Magazine. In addition to her regular pieces in Tablet Mag, Nomi’s bylines have been published in The Forward, Religion and Politics, Neos Kosmos, Plus61J and Religion Unplugged. Nomi has completed several fellowships, including at Hillel International’s Office of Innovation (OOI), Launchpad Australia, Va’Tichtov, Women Leading Locally,
and the Orthodox Leadership Program for Women (OLP)
In addition to being a board member of JOFA Australia, she is an executive member of JCCV – Multicultural & Interfaith portfolio and a board member of Jewish Christian Muslim Association as well as a board member of Faith Communities Council of Victoria. She is also the Vice-President of Australian Jewish Historical Society (Victoria) and the recipient of NCJWA’s Sylvia Gelman Award for ‘outstanding woman educator in the area of Jewish Studies’ 2011.
Passionate about equipping 21st century students with the tools to navigate the evolving world, Sharona is particularly interested in women’s issues in Judaism and empowering the next generation of female leaders. She is the vice president of JOFA Australia and the 2021 recipient of the National Council of Jewish Women Australia (Vic) Sylvia Gelman award for excellence in education.
Chaya graduated from Beth Rivkah Ladies College in 2014, attended Midreshet Lindenbaum in the year following, became involved in Bnei Akiva in 2016, was chairperson of the AZYC in 2018, and is currently a ZFA office-bearer. Chaya is a founding board member of JOFA Australia who is passionate about amplifying Jewish women’s voices and talent.
Ricky New is an art director and designer, working with cultural institutions across Australia. She is passionate about creating awareness and space for the experiences of Jewish women, believing strongly in their voice and influence.