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Robert Goot

WJC Vice-President
Co-Chair of the WJC Policy Council

Robert M. Goot AM SC is a barrister practicing at the NSW bar and was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2000. He has held a number of leadership positions in the Jewish Community over the last 40 years, including:
In 1988 he was awarded Membership of the Order of Australia for services to the Jewish Community. In 1994 he was awarded the Jewish Community Services: Communal Leadership Award and Outstanding Jew Award. On 26 November 2007 he was elected President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, the elected representative organization of the Australian Jewish community.
 
On 26 January 2009 he was elected as a Vice President and member of the Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress.
 
In addition he is currently active as Hon. Life Member of NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (since 1986) and Life Patron and Trustee of Moriah College (since 1999).
1965-1972
Secretary of the Hillel Foundation
1972-1980
Chairman of the Australian Campaign for the Rescue of Australian Jewry
1972-1980
Hon. Secretary and Vice President of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies
1978-1982
President of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies
1972-1974
Hon. Secretary of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry
1978-1982
Vice President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry
1986-1987
Vice President of Moriah College
1986-1987
Hon. Secretary of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry
1989-1996
President of Moriah College
1996-200
President of Sydney Jewish Museum

In 1988 he was awarded Membership of the Order of Australia for services to the Jewish Community. In 1994 he was awarded the Jewish Community Services: Communal Leadership Award and Outstanding Jew Award. On 26 November 2007 he was elected President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, the elected representative organization of the Australian Jewish community. On 26 January 2009 he was elected as a Vice President and member of the Executive Committee of the World Jewish Congress. In addition he is currently active as Hon. Life Member of NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (since 1986) and Life Patron and Trustee of Moriah College (since 1999).

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