Founder and Director

Shterny is a social entrepreneur who strongly believes in innovation, collaboration and communal leadership. She is the founder and director of the Australian Jewish Fertility Network and the founder of the Facebook group ‘Sydney Jewish Mum’s’ (over 2500 members), connecting local Jewish families in Sydney.

Shterny is also a high school teacher who is passionate about educating and inspiring the next generation of Jewish leaders.  Shterny co-directs Chabad for Israelis, with her husband and hosts weekly Hebrew speaking playgroup and various activities and programs connecting the local Hebrew speaking/ Israeli community.

Shterny has a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), Introductory CPE (Clinical Pastoral Care) Certificate and a Certificate 1V in Workplace Training and Assessment.

Born in the USA and raised in Sydney from a young age, Shterny is married to Menachem and is a proud mum to 6 children. She feels privileged to be a part of the vibrant Sydney Jewish community and to call Sydney her home.