Meet our Team
Volunteer Chair, Director
I have been an active volunteer for most of my life. In recent years, I have become a "food whisperer", having established the nourish progarm at Temple Beth Israel and taking on the chairmanship of Mazon Australia. During the recent lockdowns I have delivered food parcels for Souper Kitchen and served takeaway meals at Sacred Heart Mission. I also made many loaves of banana bread for the Project Dignity Crisis Relief program. Scrabble is my other passion, with many lockdown hours spent playing it online.
Joanne Loewy Irons
I am a non-practising lawyer by choice, volunteer by design. I volunteer for a number of not-for-profit organisations with my strength being in governance and interest being in engaging with others and encouraging all to give of their time in a meaningful way to build stronger and kinder communities. I am the President of Temple Beth Israel and have served as a board member of Temple Beth Israel for 8 years. I am the proud parent of four King David School students - 3 current and one alumnus.
I was born in Paris France and came to Australia in 1955. I graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration. I have been a professional practising accountant in client services and taxation for about 50 years.
I have been involved as a board member and honorary treasurer in Not- for- Profit entities including about 10 years as honorary treasurer of Temple Beth Israel.
I enjoy reading, opera, films and music.