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The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ "We Are All Sydney" Community Leadership Program brings together emerging leaders from Sydney's diverse ethnic, faith and NGO communities and organisations. It includes 3 months of training, plus optional observerships in Jewish organisations and mentoring. Graduates of the program have come from many backgrounds, including Aboriginal, Afghan, African-American, Anglo, Burmese, Chinese, Ethiopian, Greek, Indian, Iranian, Iraqi, Jewish, Kenyan, Pakistani, Sierra Leonean, South Sea Islander and Syrian.

"Perhaps the most famous saying of one of the most famous rabbis, Rabbi Hillel, was 'If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am ONLY for myself, then what am I?' The Jewish community sees it as both a moral duty and a logical undertaking to try to give back, and strengthen the social fabric of this city. It is both the right thing to do and the smart thing to do, for the benefit of all."  Lesli Berger, President, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies 


The We Are All Sydney program is FREE OF CHARGE, with all costs being borne by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. 

To apply for a place in our 2019 program, click on the "Application Form" button top right, or email with enquiries. 

"Stronger, more connected community leaders can only build a stronger, more connected Sydney and this is the intended legacy of the program." Lynda Ben-Menashe, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Community Relations & Policy Manager


said NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ vice president Lesli Berger.

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