CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
The Australian Jewish community has a track record spanning many decades of looking after its own, whether immigrants, invalids or people who are simply down on their luck.
On Sunday 22 May Helen Hill will give a talk on the subject of the Jewish Welfare Society and its long history of aid to immigrants.
Her topic is: “Supported by the Australian Jewish Welfare Society - Chelsea Park in Baulkham Hills (Western Sydney) where many of the German Jewish refugees spent their first months in Oz from end of 1938 until about 1940”.
This organization,like numerous others around Australia, has always worked quietly and with utter confidentiality to improve the wellbeing of Australian Jews in need of assistance.
All are welcome to attend our meeting on Sunday 22 May at the Chabad Northern Suburbs shule (see Calendar of Events), 1.30 for 2.00pm start.
FROM EISHYSHOK TO PERTH
This is the title of an essay by Carmel School student Naomi Blitz, for which she was awarded a Certificate of Commendation in the Jack Rose Jewish Genealogy Competition for Year 10 students last year. Naomi tells the story of how a name in an old address book led to the discovery of generations of her father Andrew's ancestry, beginning in the USA and leading back to a shtetl in Lithuania.
Naomi's paper was accepted by Avotaynu Publishing Company for inclusion in its recent International Review of Jewish Genealogy issue of Winter 2015: this issue includes Avotaynu's annual selection of Human Interest stories from contributors all over the world.