Maccabi Victoria Board

Maccabi Victoria is an incorporated association with its own constitution and by-laws.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held annually in August.

The Board consists of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer and up to nine Board Members.

All Board Members are elected for two years, with the President and Vice-President standing down in the same year.

Board Members and office holders must be nominated by an affiliated Maccabi Victoria club.


Brian Swersky


Brian is a Maccabi man through and through. He began his affiliation with Maccabi in the 1970's as Captain of the AJAX Swimming Team.  He has attended numerous Carnivals, been a Team Manager for Junior Girls Basketball and is a member of the Maccabi Cycling Club.
Brian was on the Junior Carnival Organising Committee (Marketing) for Melbourne Junior Carnival 2011 with responsibility for the Community Day, and the following year joined the Board of Maccabi Victoria as Chairman.

He has played an instrumental role in the development and roll out of Maccabi’s Member Protection Policy (MPP) program, of which he is most proud.  In August 2016, Brian was elected the new President of Maccabi Victoria.

Outside of his Maccabi life, Brian worked for many years as a Solicitor with Swersky & Velos Lawyers.  He left the practice to become the Managing Director at Dimmeys Stores for ten years.  He is currently co-Managing Director at Lincraft Australia where he has been since 2005.

Brian is married to Leah and has 4 children.


Dean Mohr

Vice President

Dean Mohr has been involved in Maccabi throughout his sporting life, first as a participant in every possible activity from junior and senior football, to volleyball and table tennis and more recently as a supporting father and coach of his sons’ basketball and football teams. Nothing gives him greater pleasure than being involved in this capacity as he sees his passion for sport and fitness through the eyes of his children. In his professional life Dean is the Managing Director of Bodycare Workplace Solutions who are leaders in workplace health, safety and injury prevention around Australia and New Zealand. Dean is also a Board Member of the Workplace Health Association of Australia and has an in-depth understanding of the importance of health and well-being in every generation. In joining the Maccabi Victoria Board earlier in 2016, Dean hopes to contribute to the overall strategy and direction of Maccabi Victoria and to encourage Jewish youth to become involved in sport from a young age, to value the importance of health and fitness throughout their lives.


Joel Queit


Joel's involvement with Maccabi began when he arrived from South Africa playing in U16s soccer. After time off to concentrate on his studies, Joel returned as a junior soccer coach and now supports his oldest son in footy.

Joel has over 15 years experience in the accounting profession where he started at one of Melbourne's top accounting firms and then moved to the senior finance role for a family business and family office and is currently Chief Financial Officer of Bodycare Workplace Solutions. Joel has previously been the Treasurer of other community organisations and couldn't pass up the opportunity to sit on the Board of an organisation that combines his love of the community and sport.


Sam Strunin


Sam has joined the board of Maccabi Victoria, with a brief to oversee the organisation's marketing/branding portfolio.

Sam is a proven brand visionary and thought leader who comes to Maccabi after holding board positions at two other national NGO’s as well as the Maccabi Victoria Tennis Club. Sam has been involved with Maccabi for more than 36 years, having played for the hockey, tennis and football clubs as a junior and senior. He Is married to Lisa and together they have two sons Joshua and Jarrod, both keen sportsmen and active Maccabi members.

During his twenty plus-years working in Marketing/Advertising, Sam has been the architect of numerous, print, TV, digital and social media campaigns for some of Australia’s leading brands. Sam specialises in brand management for companies operating in the Entertainment, Fashion, Beauty and Jewellery Industries. He has worked with local, national and international brands including Red Cross, Trevor Barker Foundation, Adidas, Dimmeys, Loreal, BMG Records, Fox FM and many others.


Janine Baum

Board Member


Caryn Kave

Board Member (Women in Sport)

Introducing Caryn Kave to the Board of Maccabi Victoria (Women in Sport portfolio). This is an area that Caryn is extremely passionate about and hopes to have an impact on within the community. Having been involved with Maccabi in some form or another for many years, primarily the Netball club growing up, but in the Football, Soccer and Cricket clubs more recently, as a parent. Caryn sees this as a great opportunity to give back to Maccabi and to use it as a platform to get more women and girls to become more engaged in Maccabi both on and off the field.

Professionally, Caryn is a qualified dietitian with a special interest in public health and disease prevention. She is currently working at AIA Australia, in the wellness strategy area. She is excited at the prospect of combining her passion for sport with her interest in health promotion.


Sharon Roseman

Board Member

I have been involved with Maccabi/AJAX for as long as I can remember, beginning at Alma Rd where my dad was the Judo instructor, I had swimming lessons and played tennis. 

Netball became my sport of choice and over the years I have been a player, coach and administrator. I sat on the committee which amalgamated AJAX Netball Club and North Eastern and was President of MANC for 9years. I am currently on the Board of Prahran Netball Association and run Coaching and Umpiring Courses at Bialik College for their ETGAR skills program.

I am passionate about kids being involved in sport and particularly with keeping girls playing through their teen years and beyond. 

My Maccabi highlight was as Team Manager of the Australian Open Netball Team at the Maccabiah Games in 2013 that won gold.

I’m excited to join the Maccabi Victoria Board and look forward to working with all our wonderful Clubs who truly bring Jewish people of all ages together through sport. 


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