JHC Social Club guest speaker, Debra Korman, Kehilat Nitzan will give a public lecture on “How an asylum seeker came to be living in my home”.
Debra is involved in a variety of community projects. She helps organise a weekly food van with 80 volunteers from her synagogue Kehilat Nitzan and in conjunction with the Father Bob Maguire Foundation, they feed and offer support and friendship to the disadvantaged in Port Melbourne.
Friends of the Jewish Holocaust Centre Entertainment BookTM is now available for sale from the Jewish Holocaust Centre.
Every sale contributes to our fundraiser, so purchase yours today!
To order your Book or your Digital Membership security online visit: www.entbook.com.au/188738b
Your Help is Requested for GEN 17
The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation is currently undertaking a detailed survey, GEN 17, of the Jewish population. It is very important for the future of our community that as many of us as possible complete the online survey. It does not take long to do so.
Why important? Like the previous survey, conducted almost a decade ago, this survey will provide invaluable in-depth data analysis to help direct resources where they are needed most and to address the needs, insofar as possible, of a community in change.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre will hold a brief candle lighting ceremony in honour of Yom Hashoah to be held in front of the Eternal Flame in front of the Centre.
For those people requiring transport to the Yom Hashoah Commemoration at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, there will be a bus leaving the Centre at 6.45pm.
Your are invited to the launch of Harry Borden's book "Survivor".
Award-winning photographer Harry Borden brings together powerful and moving portraits of Holocaust survivors, with captions in their own words.
The JHC Film Club will be screening the Academy Award nominated film "Divided We Fall" (2000) Czechoslovakia.
Directed by Jan Hrebejk
In World War II Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple, Josef and Marie Cizek, can only watch while the Jewish family of their employers, the Wieners, are first removed from their own home to a spare room in their house by the Nazis, then deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp. Years later, young David Wiener, the sole surviving member of that family has managed to escape and make it to the Cizeks.
Special Film Screening presented by Friends of the Jewish Holocaust Centre of 'The Zookeeper's Wife' (2017). Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh & Daniel Brühl. Directed by Niki Caro.
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh, a European Film Award nominee for the Academy Award-nominated (The Broken Circle Breakdown), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care.
JHC Social Club Guest Speaker: Lillian Kline, Social justice advocate, facilitator, mentor - Small Giants (Australia) will give a lecture on “A Perspective of the Complex Situation in the Middle East from afar”.
Lillian is a passionate social justice warrior and mother of four. She was the inaugural Director of the Pathways to Politics Program for Women at Melbourne University and currently works with Small Giants, an organisation that creates, supports, and empowers businesses that have a positive impact on the world. She was the former Development Director at Stand Up, a Jewish social justice organisation.
By Kristina Zarich
A new display at the Australian War Memorial pays homage to victims of the Holocaust and honours thousands of survivors who made Australia their home after the end of World War II.
A new permanent display has been launched at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust.
While marking the deaths of six million Jews, the exhibit also includes stories of the thousands of survivors that made new homes in Australia after the end of World War II.
Developed by the Australian War Memorial and the Jewish Holocaust Centre, the exhibit expands on the small number of relics previously on display.