Who we are Our team Our board Our Board Life President Zelda Feigen OAM Zelda Feigen has been associated with COA since it's inception. She is passionate about caring for those require help to stay in their own homes. Zelda has been nominated for many awards and her name appears on a plaque on Bondi Beach as a local hero. President Frank Marks Frank Marks has been a lawyer since 1963, first as a solicitor, then a judge, and more recently as a solicitor and mediator. He has been involved in Jewish communal affairs for many years. He has gained some practical experience in life as father of four children and grandfather of eight. Vice President George Freund George is a man who prizes social connection and when he came in to volunteer in 2009 he very quickly brought his cohort of friends into COA. Georges passion took him on to become president of COA, and he continues to work tirelessly in the role of Vice President. Vice President Ilona Lee AM I have been involved in the Sydney Jewish community for over 40 years and have served on the Boards of MDA, WIZO, Moriah College, Jewish Care, Shalom, JCA, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and NIF. My passion is social justice and I still chair the Shalom Gamarada Indigenous Scholarship Program. An adult educator by profession, I spent many years working in the area of health education and policy development. I am currently the General Manager of Plus61j Media. Honorary Treasurer Peter Lewis OAM When Peter retired he came to COA as a volunteer delivering meals. He would involve his grandchildren in deliveries so they could learn what "giving back" means. When COA lost it's beloved Honorary Treasurer, Harry Levy OAM, Peter stepped in as a fully qualified accountant and has been working at COA two days weekly ever since, saving the organisation hundreds of thousands of dollars through this unique contribution Honorary Secretary David Rosenwax AM David has been a COA member since 1999 and an active part of the COA Board for the last 15 years, holding the position of President of the organisation twice from 2006-2009 and from 2017 – 2018. He has also held the position of Vice President several times and in 2019 was voted into the position of Hon. Secretary. Anna Berger Anna has been a volunteer and activist in, and for, the Jewish community for over 25 years, much of it while working as a Management Consultant. She is especially proud of her work as President of the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors & Descendants, Vice President of JNF NSW for about a decade from 1992, board member of the Sydney Jewish Museum, part of the team behind an exhibition for JNF at the Sydney Jewish Museum commemorating the centenary of the Australian Light Horse liberation of Beersheba. She believes that COA is a most worthwhile organisation dedicated to providing services to enable our older people to continue living at home in dignity. Anne Butt Anne is the daughter of our beloved late Jack Krygier, and follows a strong family tradition in supporting COA. With her history as a registered nurse and founder of an organisation providing home help, Anne brings a wealth of professional knowledge and excellent advice to COA Social Workers. Michael Moses I am married with 2 sons who both live overseas. I am retired after 40 years from the finance industry. I was the Vice-President of Masada College for 4 years and have always been very interested in the Jewish Day School movement in Sydney. Currently I work, for the last 12 months, in the administration office of Mount Sinai College for 2 days per week. Previously I did similar work at Moriah College for almost 3 years. Ben Politzer Ben has a long history of volunteering as a leader with the Scout Association, and is currently District Commissioner. He is also a volunteer for B'nai B'rith. When Ben retired he wanted to give more back to the community and chose COA, where he has become a valuable member. He volunteers as a bus assistant helping members get safely to and from the centre, and also works on the COA property management portfolio looking after problems with the center. Allen Rosenberg Following seven years at IBM, Allen worked in information technology, business process consulting, and operations management. Since his retirement in 2007, he has played leadership roles in a number of not-for-profit organisations and is a Life Member of the Stroke Recovery Association and Easts Bridge Club. Allen joined the COA board in 2018. He adds value to the board through his experience in strategic and operations management, project management and finance management. Roni Vandor Roni has a long history with COA as Operations Manager and looking after the Activity Centre; working with volunteers, arranging events, overseeing catering, and so much more. Since she retired she became a member of the Board, a member of the Marketing Sub-Committee, and on occasion has volunteered her services to cover for staff members who are on holiday.