Candle Lighting 4:50pm

22nd June | 9 Tammuz

21 Jun, 2018 | 8 Tammuz, 5778

Board Members

Members of the Shule Board meet monthly, and provide voluntary lay leadership and effective governance on behalf of CHC’s members.

Anthony Raitman

Anthony is currently the Deputy Regional Director, Child Learner and Family Services in the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and an Honorary Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.  Anthony currently chairs the CHC board meetings and has a strong interest in strategic planning, corporate governance and Government relations. His role as a Board member is to contribute to the strategic plan of the organisation and participate as a member of the building redevelopment sub- committee.

Anthony Raitman President

Robert Weil

Our president, Robert Weil’s connection to Caulfield Shule goes back to his childhood having been a participant in youth minyanim and later was instrumental in the formation and growth of the Or Chadash minyan. He has served on many boards of management over the years and took on the presidency in 2012 after serving for several years as vice-president.

Robert is passionate about the importance of a vibrant Shule community and the role it plays in creating positive Jewish experiences and bringing families together and adding meaning to their lives. Robert’s wife Adele and son Daniel are also actively involved with the congregation.

Robert is also involved in the world of stand-up comedy, and through his alter-ego “Rabbi Mordy Katz” and regularly performs both locally and internationally.



Robert Weil Vice President & Immediate Past President

Jesse Braunstein

Jesse has been a board member for 5 years now, filling various roles.  He is involved with building an improved communications and engagement strategy for our members. He is particularly passionate about bringing in more youth and families with young children to the Shule and making the Caulfield Shule more engaging for all generations.

Jesse is married to Jenna and they have two children.

Jesse Braunstein Vice President

Greg Blashki

Greg is a Chartered Accountant with over 40 years in public practice and almost as many years as treasurer of various major Jewish organisations. Greg returned to the Shule board in 2013 after previously being a member for a few years in the 1980’s. He brings his commercial and financial experience to assist the Shule to maximise its opportunities whilst operating within its means. Greg and his wife Julie have three children and six grandchildren who all regard Caulfield as their shule.

Greg Blashki Hon. Treasurer

Debbie Szental

Debbie is a psychotherapist / relationship counsellor. 

She has been a member of the Caulfield Shule Board for almost 4 years.  Debbie established the Shule`s aged care program “Tuesday Shmoozeday” attracting up to 70 participants weekly. 

She also established “Caulfield Bubs" a weekly parent’s playgroup. 

She organises the highly successful “Mitzvah Day” for our Shule, which has become part of an annual international event.

She is married and has three children .

Debbie Szental Hon. Secretary

Selwyn Nadelman

Selwyn has been a board member for over 20 years and has taken up many roles within the congregation. He looks after various aspects of the Shule e.g. security, maintenance, seating. He was appointed Life Govenor in 2016. Selwyn has worked within the Jewish community for a number of years. He is a committed CHC member along with his family. 

Selwyn Nadelman Board Member

Allen Milner

Allen is a practising Quantity Surveyor, has served two terms as Treasurer and prior to that three terms as Honorary Secretary.  He has overseen the continued reduction in Shule debt and has been a strong advocate for transparency and honesty in the Shule’s relationships with members and the broader community.  Allen is a daily attendee at Caulfield Shule.

He is married to Batsheva and they have two daughters

Allen Milner Board Member

Michelle Gold

Trained as a Palliative Care Physician, Michelle has been Director of Palliative Care at Alfred Health since 2003.

Her family have been Shule members for many years and she joined the board in 2013. Michelle and Darryl are the proud parents of two talkative daughters.

Michelle Gold Board Member

Danny Gluck

Danny has been a member of CHC for over 30 years and has recently retired.

For over 40 as the founding partner, Danny was in his own food marketing and distribution business. 

"I look foward to using my commercial career experiences to benefit my position on the board."

"This appointment will allow me the oppotunity and priviledge to work alongside a great group of people in the service of the CHC community."


Danny Gluck Board Member

Daniel Jenshel

Daniel combines the skills of business, strategy and marketing with the passion and knowledge of a long career to date in communal positions.

Over the last 20 years Daniel has been involved in the Melbourne Jewish community from early volunteering with Jewish Care to a founding member of the big brother- big sister program.

Daniel worked with youth and donors in the establishment of escape on chapel Jewish youth facility in the early 90’s together with his involvement as board member and leader in the Bnei Akiva youth movement.

Daniel’s passion extended to working and leading UJEB as president for 5 years, in conjunction with his time as a 5 year board member on the Melbourne Jewish Care board.

Communal work currently also involves a board advisory member of CCARE and advisory to the Betavon food voucher system in the Melbourne Jewish community.

Daniel’s skill base includes strategic planning and implementation, governance, marketing and brand building to create awareness and engagement in the organizations that he has involved himself in over a number of years in the Jewish Community.

Daniel Jenshel Board Member