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What’s Happening in Community – July

This short newsletter will give you an update on some key upcoming events taking place in our Jewish community in the month of July.

‘Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh Bazeh’ – Alain Hasson Campaign Event Speech

On Sunday 7th April at Sydney Opera House, Alain Hasson delivered this speech to a crowd of over 2,000 members of the NSW and ACT Jewish community.

A Day Engraved In My Heart

Growing up in a Jewish school surrounded by a Jewish community, I had rarely encountered any form of antisemitism before. I had grown up thinking Australia was a safe place for Jews, a place for us to be ourselves. But the effects of October 7 and the shameful events at the Opera House on October 9 have made me, for the first time in my life, fear calling myself a Jew. 

Holocaust Education – the parallels between now and then

Like our survivors, as an educator, I must have hope.  Established in 1992, the Museum stands as a testament to the reality and the dangers of what happens when antisemitism goes unchecked.

October 7th Impact Across The Community

Various communal leaders discuss the impact on their organisations and our community following the events of October 7th.

Richard and Jacqui Scheinberg Family Endowment

The Scheinberg family have been synonymous with our community since the inception of JCA in 1967.  More recently – the next generation of the family, Richard and Jacqui have given selflessly of themselves, particularly to JCA in ways that are diverse and numerous. This commitment has spanned more than 30 years.