All posts tagged Centenary of Anzac Jewish Program

Honouring our fallen Diggers

JEWISH history was made in our nation’s capital last Sunday when Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove officially unveiled the first ever Australian Jewish War Memorial (AJWM), which commemorates all 341 Jewish Diggers who are known to have died on active service for their country from 1900 to today.

Recognising Indigenous role

TEARS were shed at a moving ceremony in Sydney last Sunday, when Jewish federal MP Julian Leeser presented certificates to 12 descendants of Indigenous men who served in Australian Light Horse brigades during the WWI Sinai-Palestine campaign.

Jewish Diggers feature in Anzac exhibition

A section devoted to telling the stories of some of the almost 1600 Australian Jewish men and women who served in the Great War is being included in the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience, which will be on at Sydney’s International Convention Centre from April 15-27.

PM honours Jewish Diggers at Anzac service

THERE could not have been a more fitting venue than The Great Synagogue to remember the sacrifices made by Jewish servicemen and women in defence of their country.

Centenary of Anzac: We will remember them

For our 10-page Centenary of Anzac feature, see this week’s AJN TIME is running out for those who wish to attend the Anzac Centenary Commemorative Service of the NSW Jewish […]

Funding for Anzac commemoration

THE NSW government has provided over $16,000 in funding to the Jewish community for its activities commemorating the Centenary of Anzac this year.

Do you know these Diggers?

WITH the Centenary of Anzac fast approaching, the Australian Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) needs your help.

Hero’s medals go on display

THE NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (NAJEX) is set to present a set of medals of a Jewish World War II hero to the Sydney Jewish Museum.

Dapin signs on for Jewish military history book

A BOOK chronicling the history of Jews serving in Australia’s military is a step closer to becoming reality after popular Jewish author Mark Dapin officially signed on as author.