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Not everyone gets personal letters from the Israeli President and the Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces for their 100th birthday. But then Julius Nadel, who celebrated his centennial milestone on June 8, has certainly lived an extraordinary life.
COMMUNAL identity Betty Wilkenfeld, who passed away on Sunday aged 87, has been remembered as "a highly respected stalwart of the community".
TRIBUTES have flowed for communal philanthropist Susan Wakil, who passed away earlier this week aged 85.
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.
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.
The dramatic true story of Cyril Borsht's experiences as a Lancaster bomber pilot on dangerous missions over Nazi-occupied Europe is just one of hundreds included in Mark Dapin's landmark book Jewish Anzacs.
AS JCA gears up for another year of events, the organisation’s president Stephen Chipkin has reflected on the “interesting, challenging and exciting” year that was, flagging JCA’s engagement with the younger generation as one of the key highlights.
EMOTIONS ran high at UNSW's Clancy Auditorium as 800 people heard how Holocaust survivors built new homes and thrived in postwar Australia at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies' Yom Hashoah commemorative event on Sunday.
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.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD) was marked with poignant and moving commemorations in Sydney and Melbourne on January 28.