About

Described as a community activist, David Werdiger has a long history of involvement in communal affairs, with a particular focus on the Melbourne Jewish community.

He was a director of JewishCare from 1999-2007, seeing it through the merger of Jewish Community Services and Montefiore Homes, and was a founding chairman of the Jewish values committee, which established the core Jewish values that define and underpin the organization. Since leaving as a board member, he remains on the loan committee, which administers the largest interest-free loan service to the Melbourne community.

He is a founding director of Australian Jewish Funders, a philanthropic networking group.

He is a director of Lamdeni Hebrew School, a major provider of after-school Jewish education and recreation centre in Melbourne. Lamdeni gives students in Victoria’s state and independent schools the opportunity to receive a quality Jewish education.

He is founder and president of JBD – Jews of the Melbourne CBD which provides education, networking and social events to Jews working in and around the Melbourne CBD.

He administers the Werdiger family Jewish education grant scheme.

Leave a Reply