Following MOTL Australia's AGM in November last year, and in light of the formation of the new Committee of Management heading into 2021, we are excited to start a new segment in our monthly newsletter, where we introduce and feature individual members of the Committee and get to know them better.
First up is Jason Silverstone, one of the new members elected to the Committee in November.
A little bit about Jason..... As a medical doctor, I have always been fascinated by human behaviour and what drives people to behave in different ways. The Holocaust showed the worst imaginable behaviour and I believe that it is our duty to educate others to ensure that this never happens again. As a father of two, educating my kids about this is something I am passionate about. I am a keen photographer and love to 'freeze moments in time'. I love spending time outdoors doing some form of exercise (bushwalking/ running primarily). Why did you want to join the MOTL Committee of Management?
I believe that I can make a positive contribution and help MOTL Australia on its ongoing journey to achieve its intended mission. I have worked with many Jewish organisations in Sydney over the past 14 years and I am excited about leveraging some of the experience I have gained elsewhere, whilst being on the MOTL Committee.
What excites you most about MOTL? The opportunity to honour and respect those who perished by educating others and giving attendees of upcoming Marches the opportunity to see first hand (COVID permitting) the atrocities that occurred, with a view to this never happening again. What do you feel you can contribute to the organisation? In addition to that above, I look forward to contributing to community engagement initiatives and to the areas of focus in the 'new world' of digital engagement, coupled with face-to-face engagement, where possible. What are you looking forward to most in 2021? Embracing the upsides of the new world in which we find ourselves... more time to spend with family, focusing on and being grateful for things that matter most. I truly believe that your health is your wealth and that with the right mindset, you can get through any situation. You need to look no further than those who survived the holocaust for inspiration...