About - Shalom College


Who We Are

Shalom College has been known for its personal, academic and inclusive community since it was established in 1973. We attract residents of all denominations who want to succeed in academic studies while meeting friends through social, sporting and cultural activities.

Shalom College is run by Shalom, a not-for-profit organization committed to community building. As well as running Shalom College, Shalom powers vibrant Jewish life in the Sydney community. Click here to find out more about these programs.

What We Do

With only 133 students and a caring office team, Shalom residents enjoy a supportive cohort and ‘home away from home’ while living on UNSW’s Kensington campus. As well as our office staff, six resident advisors and four residential academic tutors means you can find support without leaving the college.

We attract students who want to succeed in their studies. Our students consistently perform well at university and many have won academic awards. Our collegiate culture means that everyone helps each other to achieve their best. We have students across all faculties and stages of study, and you’re bound to find a friend to study with in one of our many study rooms.

We celebrate diversity and welcome residents from multicultural backgrounds, faiths and affiliations. Our values of community, learning and giving are inspired by the Jewish founders of the college. We celebrate Jewish traditions as well as a range of other cultural festivals and holidays that are important to our diverse residents. With students from around the world and across Australia, including many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, you will make life-long friends with people you may never have met otherwise.

Meet the Team

Office Members


Shelley Sacks

Director of Operations

Shelley has worked at Shalom for 18 years. She is an experienced chartered accountant. Shelley enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her two dogs.


Michelle Kubie

Shalom College Director

Michelle has been part of the Shalom College team for 10 years. She taught science for several years before working as an Education Officer at a wildlife park and then at the NSW Red Cross Blood Service.


Shana Kantor

Office Manager

Shana has been at Shalom for four years. Shana is an experienced educator and was the Director of a Preschool for many years. Shana enjoys running, reading and going to the beach.


Nadia Wolf

Technology Manager

Nadia has been part of the Shalom College team for 15 years. She is an IT specialist and previously served as the IT Manager for a large advertising agency.


Peter Thlivitis

Facilities Manager

Peter manages the maintenance and cleaning staff of the college. Peter keeps our facilities running well and ensures everything is well-maintained. Peter's previous experience was in the hotel industry.


Christene Faragher

Chef Manager

Chrissie is originally from New Zealand. She is a talented artist and has considerable skills as a chef in residential catering. Chrissie is assisted by Teh Fa our dinner chef.

Resident Advisors

Our Resident Advisors support community life and the wellbeing of our residents. They provide informal counselling, mentoring and referrals and host resident gatherings that build community around residents’ interests.



Joanne was born in Australia but grew up in Dubai and Qatar. This year she is studying 3rd yr Law/ International Studies.



Eitan is from Sydney, Australia. This is his 4th year at UNSW where he is studying Media Arts (Hons).



Kinza is in her 3rd year of Medicine. She is originally from South Africa.

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Wei is from Jiangsu Province, China and this is his 4th year at Shalom. He is in 4th year Medicine.



Pooja is in her 3rd year studying Mechatronics/ Biomedical Engineering. She is from Singapore.



Tahlia is from Sydney, Australia and is in her 4th year of an Arts/ Law degree.

Academic Tutors

Our five residential academic tutors have strong academic records, experience at tutoring and are senior college residents.



Originally from Bowral, Erin is available to help with maths, computer science, physics, engineering and music as well as time management strategies.

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Nian (Eddie)

Nian is from China and is studying Computer Science & Actuarial Studies. He can assist with first year Commerce courses including Accounting, Finance, Economics, Maths, Statistics, Actuarial and Computer Science.

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Jorge is in his 4th year of Medicine. He is from Western Sydney and can help Med students in years 1-3.



Kelley is studying Advanced Science majoring in Molecular Biology. She is from the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and is happy to assist with science courses and also with report or essay writing.