All posts tagged Norman Seligman

Shoah survivor Lena Goldstein passes away at 100

TWO weeks after lighting a candle at Yom Hashoah, 100-year-old Lena Goldstein died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday night.

‘A sad loss for the community’

COMMUNAL identity Betty Wilkenfeld, who passed away on Sunday aged 87, has been remembered as "a highly respected stalwart of the community".

Education honour for Wakils

IN a heartfelt gesture of appreciation, the Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM) officially launched its core education department – headed by Rebecca Kummerfeld – as the Susan Wakil AO Chair of Education at a special ceremony on May 8 in front of members of the Wakil family, museum board members, David Gonski and former NSW governor Dame Marie Bashir.

Human rights exhibition is first of its kind

AFTER three years of research and development, the Sydney Jewish Museum opened a new permanent exhibition on human rights last week, believed to be the first of its kind in Australia.

Spotlight on Greece’s Jewish history

The launch of the Jews of Greece exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum on October 24, attended by more than 250 people, was literally a smashing success.

New Australian ambassador meets community

AUSTRALIA’S next ambassador to Israel, Chris Cannan, began preparations for his new role this week when he met with representatives of the community.

Turnbull opens new Shoah exhibition

A clearly moved Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull battled at times to control his emotions when delivering a stirring keynote speech at the official launch of the Sydney Jewish Museum’s new permanent Holocaust exhibition on Sunday.

Magazine defends Holocaust cover

The Spectator Australia has defended a decision to publish on its cover an illustration of a death camp prisoner with a tattoo on their arm after it was described this week as “disturbing” and “deeply insulting”.

Govt grants a boon for community

JEWISH organisations have benefitted to the tune of over $80,000 in the latest round of NSW government Community Building Partnership funding.

Recalling our diggers

MORE than 150 people attended the NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women’s (NAJEX’s) Remembrance Day service at the Sydney Jewish Museum on Sunday, November 8.