Ian Goodhardt became a rabbi in 1988 and has served communities in Reading and Leeds in the UK and Melbourne Hebrew Congregation in Australia. He became acting rabbi of Blake Street in January 2009 and was made permanent in November of that year.
Ian has degrees in Philosophy and Jewish Studies and Masters degrees in Counselling and Conflict Resolution. He worked as a Family Law mediator from 2003 and taught the nationally accredited Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution around Australia. He runs a small counselling and mediation practice. In addition to his role at Blake Street, he is also the Registrar of the Melbourne Beth Din.
Sharon Goodhardt has degrees in psychology and education.She has worked as a teacher since 1983 and is now the coordinator of the Jewish Schools Integration Program.
Sharon and Ian have been married since 1983 and have five sons, two daughters-