The Team

Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann and Rebetzin Mushka Kantor Kaltmann joined the ARK Centre team in 2017 as Rabbi and Rebbetzin for Programs and Engagement. They were very quickly embraced by the community and became integral to the ARK Centre fabric. In July 2019 they were formally inducted as Rabbi and Rebbetzin of ARK Centre much to the delight of the hundreds who have come to know and respect them as well as to the delight of the broader Jewish community in Melbourne.
Rabbi Gabi and Rebbetzin Mushka are are a dynamic couple with wonderful ideas, warm spirits and genuine love and care for the people of this community.

Jo Star
General Manager of ARK Centre

Jo has been actively involved in many areas of the community for many years, and has had a long association with the ARK through Our Village Kitchen, a charity she formed with friends who provide food, cooked at the ARK for people in the community going through tough times.

Most recently Jo was in a senior role at Maccabi and prior to that was in marketing and ran her own business.

Please reach out to her for any ARK related queries on 8658 4044 or

Gila Germon
ARK Centre Coordinator

Gila joined the ARK family a year after moving to Melbourne from Johannesburg, South Africa. Gila has previously worked in marketing and communications at not for profit organisations and has a strong connection to Judaism and community. Before moving to Australia, she completed her Honours in Clinical Psychology and ran her own business.

Board Members

Lionel Krongold

Michael Naphtali

David Mandel

Ann Greiman

Gretchen Grodski

Ross Goldsmith

Jeff Shenker

Terry Better

Jacques De La Porte