Calendar of Events for 2017

CALENDAR OF EVENTS for 2017

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.

Event Details

  • Event Date Sunday 7 May
  • Event Type Film Preview
  • Venue Classic Cinema
  • Venue Address 7 Gordon St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Bookings & Enquiries Booking: Please note that tickets are numbered
    9528 1985 or Booking: Please note that tickets are numbered
    Contact: 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au
    Viv Golabek 0448 882 528 or Elly Brooks 0409 002 485

A new exhibition of portraits ‘Tribute: Child Survivors of the Holocaust' at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick honours child survivors of the Holocaust.

When artist Jeffrey Kelson was working on Tribute, an exhibition of portraits of Holocaust survivors held at the Centre last year, he was moved to explore more deeply the stories of those who were children when the war began. Theirs is a journey of innocence surrounded by evil and of building a life from a lost childhood.

Event Details

  • Event Date 3-16 April
  • Event Type Exhibition
  • Venue Jewish Holocaust Centre
  • Venue Address 13-15 Selwyn St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Bookings & Enquiries 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au

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.

Event Details

  • Event Date Thursday 6 April
  • Event Type Public Lecture
  • Venue Jewish Holocaust Centre
  • Venue Address 13-15 Selwyn St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Bookings & Enquiries Enquiries: Barbara Sacks on 0404 224 498 or barbaras9@bigpond.com
    Office: 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au

The JHC Film Club will be screening "Shores of Light" (2015) 52 mins, Hebrew, Italian & English subtitles.
Directed by Yael Katzir

Guest Speaker: Moshe Fiszman, Survivor and inmate of DP Camp Santa-Maria-di-Leuca.

This is the poignant untold story of warmth and compassion after a terrible war. Thousands of Jewish survivors arrived in Southern Italy after WWII, on their way to the land of Israel. To their surprise they were welcomed by the poor local Italians.

Event Details

  • Event Date Sunday 26 March
  • Event Type Film Screening
  • Venue Jewish Holocaust Centre
  • Venue Address 13-15 Selwyn St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Bookings & Enquiries 03 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au

Book launch of March Into Life which is the compelling story of Max Zilberman’s journey from the comfort of a loving family in pre-war Lodz, Poland, through the horror of the Lodz Ghetto, into the nightmare of Auschwitz, the Death March through Poland to Germany in the freezing winter of 1945, to yet another camp in Buchenwald. He was eventually liberated from Buchenwald in April, 1945, a starving bag of bones, aged only 19.

This book is both a testament to Max’s remarkable memory and a powerful narrative in its depiction of his life from the 1930s until liberation. But more than this, it also tells of Max’s rebirth in Switzerland from mid-1945 to the end of 1948, and his new life in Melbourne, Australia where he married and started a family.

Event Details

  • Event Date Sunday 26 March
  • Event Type Book Launch
  • Venue Jewish Holocaust Centre
  • Venue Address 13-15 Selwyn St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Bookings & Enquiries 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au
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