All posts tagged Shane Desiatnik

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.

Wet and wild at 2018 Aussie SwimRun

Cold and windy conditions tested 116 teams of two competing in the 2018 SwimRun Australia Championships in Sydney last Saturday on a gruelling 17km harbourside course. Duo Ezechiel Orski-Ritchie and Jarred Shein came 12th in the men's category and 15th overall.

Solomon family parties like it’s 1818

About 80 members of an unbroken Jewish family chain of up to seven generations met in Sydney late last month for a four-day celebration marking 200 years since their common ancestor, Mordecai Solomon, arrived in Sydney as a young, illiterate British free settler.

Indigenous heirs of Beersheba Charge honoured

Eleven Indigenous participants of the Rona Tranby Trust's Australian Light Horse Project, who participated in last October's re-enactment of the Battle of Beersheba centenary commemoration, were honoured at a reception at Sydney's Government House late last month.

History made as Giro d’Italia starts in Israel

Israel has gone cycling crazy, as one of the world's top bike races moved its opening three stages outside of Europe for the first time – starting in Jerusalem.

Athletic Blumberg thrives at Charlton

Ryan Blumberg's debut English football season for Charlton Athletic's U23s has done wonders for his confidence and development. The 19-year-old Sydney native played more than 20 games, including a semi-final on May 1, earning him a one-year contract extension.

Cheng shares his Israel inspiration

Courage to Care NSW ambassador Alpha Cheng – whose father Curtis was tragically shot dead in 2015 by a teenage terrorist outside Parramatta Police Station - revealed he gained inspiration and strength to become a public campaigner for social harmony after a life-changing visit to Israel.

Governor Hurley leads Jewish service

AN emotional and solemn Communal Anzac Day Service at the Sydney Jewish Museum on April 29 featured a reflective speech on the sacrifice and toll of war by NSW Governor David Hurley, and Paul Weingott's reading of excerpts from the diary of his grandfather's first cousin, Samuel Weingott, who died on June 5, 1915 from gunshot wounds sustained in the Gallipoli trenches. 

Weill makes waves at swimming nationals

Ashley Weill showed she can compete with the nation's best young swimmers by winning two bronze medals and posting several personal best times at last week's Australian Age Swimming Championships in Sydney.

National Jewish war memorial to open in August

THE dedication ceremony of the new Australian Jewish War Memorial in Canberra will be held on Sunday, August 12 to coincide with the commemoration of the Centenary of General Sir John Monash's knighthood, the ACT Jewish Community's secretary Dr Merrilyn Sernack has announced.