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North Shore Temple Emanuel

a Progressive Jewish Congregation

Our Staff

 


Ryan Blieden - General Manager


 

Linny Gompes - Community Engagement Coordinator

Debbi Levy - Community Wellbeing Program Coordinator


Judy Campbell - Choir Director

Judy has been Music Director at NSTE since June 1999, providing direction to the volunteer choir and a range of professional musicians at services, concerts and other projects. Prior to that she had sung at NSTE in the volunteer choir for over 12 years. She has directed the choir on 3 CD releases:

  • “A Chanukah Cantata” by Shelley Olson (2000)

  • “A Hallel for Our Times” also by Shelley Olson (2003)

  • “Celebration”, Jubilee CD release (2009)

Also a professional vocalist, composer, arranger and producer, she has led and written for a number of bands and vocal groups, and toured extensively in Australia and South Africa with her world jazz group MOSAIC, who have released three CDs.  She has contributed as a vocal arranger and singer on other jazz albums, including “Generations” and “Convergence”.

Judy has collaborated with other composers as an arranger and lyricist. She sings in the acclaimed Sydney chamber choir Bel Acappella with whom she has toured in Europe. She has also appeared with the Spanish specialist choir Coro Austral, including a tour of Cuba.

She launched JEWISH ARTS Inc., a multi-artform initiative aimed at fostering Jewish vitality and Australian multiculturalism through active engagement with the arts. Jewish Arts has presented and/or supported many events since 2007, including the biennial Australian Jewish Choral Festival, inaugurated in 2012. The philosophy underlying her work is to promote harmony and understanding between people through shared experiences and collaborations across genres, media, cultures and religions. 


 

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