Our incredible team
At Twelve & Thirteen we have an incredible team led by Program Manager, Sarah Singer. Sarah 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.
Sarah has come to Twelve Thirteen with a wealth of experience. A past parent of the Twelve Thirteen program, and having worked in the philanthropy department of Make-a-Wish, Sarah has first-hand insight how the Twelve Thirteen program engages participants with charities. Sarah also volunteers as an ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and is also involved with the Blake Street Shul social events committee. Sarah’s friendly, engaging and professional personality will make her a welcome addition to the running of the Twelve Thirteen program. As well as working as our Program Manager, she will also continue to run her own successful personal styling business, dressyu Melbourne.
Rochelle is very excited to join 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.
Kade graduated from Mount Scopus Memorial College in 2018 and spent his gap year working in rural underprivileged communities in east African countries, working with schools, social groups and local charities. He has had experience working with underrepresented and disenfranchised people in and out of the Jewish community and has a passion for harnessing my privilege to help others, trying to always empower the youth through community service and education. He is passionate about politics and global challenges, literature and human/animal rights and is a talented poet/writer.
Danielle is extremely excited to be joining the 12/13 committee this year. She is a full time single 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.
Mikki is an Arts/Education student passionate about all things Tikkun Olam. She’s currently a Madricha at Hineni Youth and Welfare, and enjoys helping out within her community. Alongside with completing the Diller Teen Fellowship program in 2018, she is a recipient of the ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork award. Mikki is excited to join the team and explore with the participants ways to give back to the community.
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.
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.
After 10 years as a commercial lawyer, Tory made a career change in 2017 and started a new role as Volunteer Coordinator at Emmy Monash Aged Care, combining experience from law, volunteering and previous communal involvement. Tory sat on the DoGood Board which oversees the programs for 4 years and continues as a volunteer facilitator. Tory is the mother of three young children and even though her kids aren’t quite at the Twelve/Thirteen stage, Tory is passionate about being part of such a meaningful program. Tory loves reading, pilates and spending time with friends and family – old and new.
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.
With experience in training, e-commerce, catering and sales, and a very very brief period in teaching, Melora has had quite a varied career, working in both the corporate and not for profit sector. She has been volunteering in some capacity since she was a child, helping set out drinks with her dad for the City to Surf fun run in Sydney. Melora loves cooking and having family and friends over for shabbat. She has 3 children who all share her love of reading and baking, although so far none of them appear to be keen on Zumba.