Tag Archives: Community Heartbeat

Friedlander nominated in senior category

Holocaust survivor and founder of the Moving Forward Together Association (MFTA), Ernie Friedlander, received the tremendous honour on November 9 of being nominated by the Australia Day Council for 2024 NSW Senior Australian of the Year. Read more » »

The Joint Australia sets up appeal

Jewish humanitarian organisation the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has crews on the ground in Marrakesh, Morocco, helping people in the region in the aftermath of the devastating 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on September 10, that has so far killed 3000 people, and injured many more. Read more » »

Recognition for B’nai B’rith stalwart

A young Heinz Gerstl went along to his first B’nai B’rith function because his mother wanted him to socialise with Jewish girls. Now, the long-time stalwart has been honoured by B’nai B’rith International for 70 years of dedication to the organisation and its causes. Gerstl has held numerous positions in the organisation. Read more » »

Calls for unblocking of latest film

Documentary filmmaker Saulius Beržinis was recently presented with a B’nai B’rith Australia New Zealand (BBANZ) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the body of research, study, and documentation of Lithuania’s Jewish population during the Holocaust. Read more » »

B’nai B’rith Jewish Youth Art Competition winners

Now in its 28th year, B’nai B’rith is once gaining running its annual Jewish Youth Art Competition. The competition exhibition is at the Glen Eira Gallery until July 2. A representative from B’nai B’rith explained that the competition aims to promote artistic competence and a sense of unity among the Jewish community’s youth. Read more » »

Growing exhibition showcases Jewish artists

A record number of Jewish artists exhibited their work on May 28 at the launch of the Showcase of Jewish Artists exhibition at the B’nai B’rith NSW Centre. This year’s exhibition – held until June 4 – featured entries by 58 artists, not just from Sydney, but also for the first time from the Blue Mountains to Byron Bay, and even as far as Melbourne. Read more » »

B’nai B’rith, Social Blueprint, and Caulfield Shule join forces

Caulfield Shule, together with Social Blueprint and B’nai B’rith, hosted an event that delved into the intricacies of various avenues of care. With an audience of 200, the event aimed to shed light on important aspects of this critical subject matter. Read more » »

New president for JNF NSW

After a 10-year association with JNF NSW, Jason Eisner says, “The opportunity was right” to take on the organisation’s presidency at its AGM last month. He replaces Pam Krail, who has just completed her second term at the helm. “I’ve been part of the JNF for a long time, it’s kind of like being part of the family,” Eisner said. Read more » »

‘Impossible to put into words’

Four members of BBYO NSW ((B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation) joined BBYO Victoria and Canberra to travel to Dallas and participate in the BBYO International Convention (IC), along with 5000 Jewish teenagers from all over the world. Read more » »

Deborah Glass tapped for Human Rights Oration

Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass has been announced as the keynote speaker for B’nai B’rith Victoria’s upcoming annual Human Rights Oration. The event will take place on March 15 at the new Melbourne Holocaust Museum. Read more » »