Our Team

Our incredible team

At Twelve & Thirteen we have an incredible team led by Program Manager, Helen Savitz. Helen is responsible for creating and delivering all aspects of our program. Our facilitators volunteer their time to deliver our sessions and ensure our families have the most rewarding giving experience possible. They include community and youth leaders, alumni parents and university students. They all bring a shared community connectedness and a commitment to growing the next generation of givers.

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Helen Savitz

PROGRAM MANAGER

Helen is extremely excited to be part of the Twelve and Thirteen Program. After completing the program with her daughter in 2016, Helen believed that all Bnei Mitzvah’s should complete this program and appreciate the value of giving. Helen is passionate about instilling in today’s youth the importance of tzedakah (charity), of helping others and of making our world a better world for future generations. Having taught Hebrew & Jewish studies in most of Melbourne & Sydneys Jewish day schools, she takes great pleasure in fostering in her students a love of all things Jewish & the land of Israel. When she isn’t working, Helen enjoys going on morning runs with her dog, working in her garden and spending time with her family and friends.

Rochelle Ades

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

Rochelle is very excited to be part of the Twelve & Thirteen team as the Program Administrator. With a passion for helping others she also has 14 years experience in the Higher Education sector, coordinating international programs and professional development programs and events. Rochelle is currently a Board and Committee member with NextGen Philanthropy to support their initiatives with disadvantaged children across Victoria, whilst also aiming to be a role model for her 2 children in acts of giving and kindness. To balance a city life, Rochelle loves to spend weekends out of the city and in nature with her family.

Danielle Glick

SESSION FACILITATOR

Danielle is extremely excited to be part of the Twelve & Thirteen program. She is a mother to four gorgeous children aged 10-22 and is passionate about giving back to the community. Over the years she has volunteered at Leibler Yavneh College and Pekelach amongst numerous other community organisations. She also worked for UJEB for 7 years so has gained valuable skills in education. In her spare time she loves keeping active, cooking and entertaining.

Reuvi Cooper

Reuvi Cooper

SESSION FACILITATOR

Born and raised in Melbourne, Reuvi has been working with kids and teens at Chabad Malvern for over 15 years. He enjoys playing squash and other sports, loves to be busy and has endless energy to teach and inspire others. Reuvi enjoys bringing out the spark of Judaism in the younger generation and loves helping others.

Ronit Joel

SESSION FACILITATOR

Ronit is a Psychologist and mother of three children and has been involved with the Twelve & Thirteen program for many years as a participant, facilitator and previous Board member.  Ronit has enjoyed volunteering in a wide range of organisations within the Jewish and wider community over the years, making Twelve & Thirteen a perfect fit for her to continue to work with our diverse partner charities.  Ronit enjoys travel, exercise and spending time with family and friends.

Jonah Feiglin

SESSION FACILITATOR

A participant in the Twelve & Thirteen program in 2017, Jonah is extremely excited to be back as a facilitator. He is currently studying a double degree of Law and Arts, majoring in International Relations. Jonah has been involved in numerous organisations over the years and is looking forward to spreading his passion for helping others to the participants of the Twelve & Thirteen program.

Michal Gelber

Michal Gelber

SESSION FACILITATOR

Michal is a midwife and a mother of four. Helping people in need is a value that she instills in her children on a regular basis by volunteering in various organisations. Michal joined the team in 2020 and together with her son experienced the program first hand as a participant, expressing how meaningful the experience has been. Michal loves spending time with friends and family, entertaining, being active, travelling, music and the beach.

Rachel Pitt

SESSION FACILITATOR

Rachel holds a degree in psychology and has over 15 years’ experience in the IT & Telco industry.  Rachel is a mother of three super active children and is as passionate about children as she is about positive change. Rachel is co -president of WIZO Kids, where she devotes her time to workshops which teach children the value of giving back and actively participating in social justice. In her spare time she likes to run and spend time with family and friends.

We need you!

If you enjoy inspiring and connecting with others (and have the time) we’d love you on our team of volunteer facilitators.