The JHC Board
The Jewish Holocaust Centre’s board consists of a Holocaust survivor, children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.
We believe that including all three generations is important to ensure the continuity and vibrancy of the JHC.
Pauline Rockman OAM
BEd (La Trobe University), GradDip Women’s Studies (Deakin University), BA (Deakin University)
Since 1992 Pauline has had a number of roles at the Jewish Holocaust Centre including President of the Board of Management. She worked with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for 17 years as Regional Coordinator for Australia and Regional Consultant and was involved with the Australian March of the Living 2003-2014. Pauline represents Australia at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) plenary meetings in Europe.
She is the daughter of a survivor of Nazi Germany.
Suzanne Hampel OAM
MA (Holocaust & Genocide Studies) (Monash University), GradDip Children’s Literature (Victoria College), DipEd (Burwood State College), BA (University of Melbourne)
Sue has education experience, especially in Holocaust and Genocide studies. She led and organised study tours to Poland and Rwanda. Sue represents Australia at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) plenary meetings in Europe.
She is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, which is why she is so passionate about teaching – in the hope that no-one will have to endure the tragedy that befell the Jewish people during the Holocaust.
BCom (University of Western Australia)
David is a Trustee of the Jewish Holocaust Centre Foundation.
He joined the Board in 2009, initially as Treasurer. Leading succession planning for the 3rd generation, David continues to oversee governance and operational excellence. He founded the Yom HaShoah Maccabi collaboration in 2017 which continues today.
David is the grandson of Polish escapee grandparents.
BAppSci (Medical Radiations), Airline Transport Pilot Licence, CASA accredited examiner, DipArt (Photography)
Elly is the President of Friends of JHC. She is also honorary secretary and has been on the Executive for a number of years, representing the JHC at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) meetings and at multicultural events. In addition to training pilots as chief pilot and chief flying instructor, Elly worked in Hong Kong where she established a real estate company.
Elly is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. She says "I know we must tell and re-tell the Holocaust stories to honour our survivors and make a better future."
BCom /BEc (Monash University), Chartered Accountant (ICAA)
Prior to joining the Board, Richard worked as a guide at Jewish Holocaust Centre. Professionally, he has worked in the financial services industry for the past 14 years as an investment adviser at Canaccord Genuity, Prior to this, Richard worked as a senior accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Richard is the grandson of a Holocaust survivor. As a member of the third generation, believes in the importance of keeping alive the memories of the Holocaust victims and their heritage.
Abe Goldberg OAM
Abe Goldberg is a Holocaust survivor from Lodz. He has been a volunteer at JHC almost since it opened its doors to the public in 1984. Abe has enriched the lives of thousands of students from his positive messages.
He is on the Executive and is dedicated to keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive.
MArch (Curtin University of Technology) Registered Architect (ARBV)
Paul contributes to the JHC through procurement and management of the new building project.
He is passionate about Holocaust history and remembrance.
Helen is a member of the JHC Executive. She has been the Chair of the JHC Foundation since its inception in 2003. Helen is also the Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign and she is the main volunteer fundraiser for the JHC.
Helen is the daughter of Holocaust survivors.
Allen is a Chartered Accountant in private practice and has been a past Treasurer of the JHC. He is one of the Trustees of the JHC Foundation. He advises on financial matters relating to the administration of the JHC.
Allen is the son of Holocaust survivors.
Dr Anita Frayman
PhD (Monash University), LLB (Hons) (Monash University), BA (University of Melbourne)
Anita is an adjunct researcher at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University. Her academic research includes Holocaust testimony, cultural diversity and inter-generational conflict. She previously worked as an educator, mediator and facilitator, and was a member of a number of committees in the aged care industry.
Anita contributes to the Board by working with descendants for ongoing Holocaust remembrance. She is a member of the fundraising subcommittee.
Anita is passionate about educating society in the lessons of the Holocaust to combat antisemitism and to ensure that future generations respect and value all human beings.
BBus (Accounting) (Swinburne University of Technology). Member, Master Builders Association
Phil is Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign to rebuild the JHC building.
His mother came to Australia 1933.
Phil volunteers to ensure we educate for the future and preserve the memory of the Shoah.
BSc (University of Melbourne), Cert. III and IV Fitness.
Melanie is on the board representing the 3rd generation. She is currently contributing to a project with Maccabi Australia, designed to assist sports players across the country to remember the Holocaust on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).
She is a grandchild of Holocaust survivors.
BA, LLB (University of Melbourne)
Accredited Mediator (Bond University), Retired Barrister and Solicitor and Tribunal Adjudicator. Past Governor at Mount Scopus College, with community organisations and business experience as company director.
On the Board Mary represents the guides and contributes to the governance portfolio.
She is also a member of the JHC Collections Acquisition panel and a volunteer guide at the JHC.
Mary is the daughter of Holocaust survivors.
Her vision is furthering the important mission of the JHC in its commemorative and educational goals into a strong and sustainable future.