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Johnny Baker


Johnny Baker is a Melbourne-based businessman who has held a number of leadership positions in the Melbourne Jewish community. A graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he is a past President of the Zionist Council of Victoria (1988-1994), Mount Scopus Memorial College (1994-2004) and is currently President of Ameinu Australia (a roof body for progressive Zionists), President of Australian Friends of Yad Vashem and a member of the AIJAC Editorial Committee.

A father of five (and grandfather of one… thus far), Johnny is a regular contributor to discussions on Israel and Jewish identity.

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