Our History

 

Menucha Monuments Pty Ltd was established as a company in Sydney in 2009 under the Directorship of artist and stonemason, David Asher Brook, after first operating for two years as a partnership between David Brook and David Sebban to serve the Sydney Jewish community. In 2015 Hanna joined as a full time member of the Menucha Monuments team, to offer personalised support to families throughout the process of organising a memorial for their loved ones.

 

Over the years Menucha Monuments has gained a reputation for providing impeccable standards, superior service and competitive prices, and the business has grown steadily by word of mouth and personal recommendations.

 

In 2016 Menucha Monuments expanded their services to include heritage works and have to date completed many major restoration projects on important monuments of historical significance at Waverley, Rookwood, All Saints, St. John’s, Cobbity, Blackheath and other heritage listed Cemeteries.

 

Today Menucha Monuments Pty Ltd serves the broader Sydney community of many faiths and cultures, with cultural sensitivity and a deep respect for the spiritual and religious practices of all faiths.

 

We have since expanded to employ an exceptional team of Administrative and Grounds staff who each contribute to the smooth, timely and top quality operations of Menucha Monuments.\

Our Team

 

 

David

Menucha Monuments director, David Brook, is an experienced stonemason with a special interest in monumental heritage restoration and conservation. He holds a Certificate III in Stonemasonry and a Supervisors Licence issued by the Department of Fair Trading. With a commitment to learning and an appreciation of heritage works and values, David has currently completing a Diploma in Heritage Conservation through the School of Architecture at Sydney University, and is a member of ICOMOS Australia.

 

As senior consultant, David guides our clients, including families, councils and organisations, on design, materials and process throughout their journey with us. David employs his expertise and experience in traditional and modern masonry methods both on the ground leading our team, as well as in the assessment of heritage sites and preparing condition reports.

 

In addition to his role at Menucha Monuments, David is a professional artist with a history of exhibitions, commissions and awards. He draws on his artistic skills and his understanding of design and visual aesthetics in his stonemasonry practice. In his spare time, David enjoys painting, composing music, and reading about science and philosophy.

 

 

Hanna

 

Hanna, our General Manager, is a qualified educator with twelve years experience in business management and administration. Hanna’s role at Menucha Monuments includes meeting with families and providing personalised support throughout the process of organising a memorial. Hanna is driven by her commitment to make a difference to families grappling with the loss of a loved one, by making the process of memorialisation as easy as possible for them.

 

Hanna holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Secondary Education from Monash University, a Certificate IV in Small Business Management, and a Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Jansen Newman Institute. Hanna loves reading, creative writing, ocean swimming and running.

 

 

Tansy

Tansy, our Sales and Marketing Manager, is an experienced business manager with a broad knowledge base in natural stone and lettering, restoration and conservation methods, which she combines with her expertise in writing and editing to clearly communicate what we do to our clients. Tansy has a particular interest in the specialty heritage side of our work, assisting on proposals and reports for our projects in older cemeteries, on council projects and community memorials. 

 

Tansy has a Doctorate (PhD) in Classics from the University of Tasmania, where she studied Ancient Rome. She is a published and award-winning author of both fiction and non-fiction. In her spare time she loves community theatre (as an audience member!) and making fabric crafts.

 

 

Amy

Amy, our Family Service Administrator, supports and guides our families throughout the full administrative process of organising a memorial for a loved one. Keeping on top of all the moving parts of our operations, Amy makes a huge contribution to the seamless running of Menucha Monuments by maintaining the communication channels between our office, families, grounds staff, partners and suppliers.

 

Amy holds a Doctorate (PhD) in Archaeology. She brings to our team a passion for history and memorialisation, as well as academic level editorial skills, offering exceptional support and assistance to families across the administrative requirements of working in cemeteries, as well as with inscription wording. In her spare time, Amy enjoys knitting and running.

 

Andre

Andre, our Apprentice Stonemason Letterer and Engraver, is responsible for the engraving and lettering restorations at Menucha Monuments. With ten years experience in the monumental masonry industry, as well as a nearly completed Certificate III in Stonemasonry, Andre is a skilled and capable stonemason committed to excellence in his craft.

 

An exceptional and valued member of our team, Andre enjoys the serenity of working in the cemetery. A real lover of the outdoors, he enjoys camping, hiking and kayaking in his spare time.

Ces-Ron
 

Ces-Ron, the newest member of Menucha Monuments, is a qualified and experienced Stonemason with a Certificate III in Stonemasonry. A skilled and competent craftsman, Ces-Ron is a valued member of our team, assisting with monumental installation, stone repairs, and all types of monument and lettering restoration.