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Joel Lazar | CEO

Joel is a powerful storyteller, incisive problem-solver, voracious inquirer, thoughtful collaborator, strategic thinker and passionate mentor. With diverse passions and skills, Joel has worked as a commercial lawyer, educational program designer, project manager, youth leader, facilitator and scriptwriter.

Joel’s passion for Judaism runs deep. He was born and raised in the Melbourne Jewish community and has held various leadership positions in Jewish youth movements and synagogues. Joel's commitment to social justice in a Jewish context culminated in him receiving the Ron Castan Young Humanitarian Award in 2019.

Above all, Joel firmly believes that the Australian Jewish community has a key role to play in addressing the impacts of climate change that are now unfolding, while also enjoying the social and economic benefits now flowing to those who are taking swift and effective action.