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North Shore Temple Emanuel

a Progressive Jewish Congregation

Our Staff

Lynne Michel - Temple Administrator


Lynne brings over 15 years' experience to this role, gained from her previous position as Administrator and Bookkeeper at Kehillat Masada Synagogue.  Additionally, Lynne has volunteered as a member of the Board of Management at Masada College for several years, having had the lead role of various portfolios.  Over the last few years, Lynne has been contracting privately as well as working in the travel business. 

As Temple Administrator, Lynne is responsible for governance, insurance and risk management, budgetary control, Board of Directors communication and reporting, project management of major fundraising programs and grant applications, engagement with members, external providers, local council and affiliated NSTE entities. Lynne provides leadership and direction to the Office Team.

Ryan Blieden - Accountant

Melissa Port - Community Wellbeing Coordinator

Melissa has spent many years volunteering and supporting the Jewish community, including Sir Moses Montefiore Home, JCA, EZRA, Jewish House, Moriah College, CSG, and NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. With a background in Event Management, Lecturer in Food, Marketing and PR, and Business Development and Start-Up Businesses, Melissa’s passion is celebrating diversity in cultures, building relationships, and promoting inclusion and enhancing the social fabric of our society through food.  

As Community Wellbeing Administrator, Melissa supports our Care Team, Boomers program, and other initiatives designed to enhance the health & wellbeing of the community.  Melissa’s aim is to ensure that our community is inspired and well looked after.


Linny Gompes - Community Engagement Coordinator


Judy Campbell - Choir Director

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