Calendar of Events for 2017

CALENDAR OF EVENTS for 2017

JHC Social Club, Guest Speaker: Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chair, B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission will be giving a lecture on “Now is the Time! Fighting Antisemitism and the Global War against Israel”.

Dr Dvir Abramovich is chair of The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, The Israel Kipen Lecturer in Jewish Studies and Director of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at The University of Melbourne.

Event Details

  • Event Date Thursday 16 November
  • 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

Book Launch - "A Point in Time: Third Anthology of the Melbourne Child Survivors of the Holocaust"

A Point in Time, the Melbourne Child Survivors of the Holocaust Group’s third anthology, is the culmination of a series of interviews that occurred over the course of six months.

Event Details

  • Event Date Sunday 5 November
  • Event Type Book Launch
  • Venue Jewish Holocaust Centre
  • Venue Address 13-15 Selwyn St
    ELSTERNWICK 3185
  • Bookings & Enquiries 03 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au

Betty & Shmuel Rosenkranz Oration 2017

This year’s Oration, the theme of which is "Echoes of Kristallnacht: Antisemitism Across Borders Today", will be delivered by Mark Weitzman, Director of Government Affairs & Director of the Task Force Against Hate and Terrorism for the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Event Details

  • Event Date Thursday 9 November
  • Event Type Commemoration
  • Venue City of Glen Eira Town Hall
  • Venue Address Cnr Hawthorn & Glen Eira Roads
    CAULFIELD SOUTH VIC 3162
  • Bookings & Enquiries Office: 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au


Australian premiere of 'Santa’s Story', presented in association with the Jewish Holocaust Centre and starring Aviva Pelham.

When 90-year-old Santa Pelham was persuaded to write her fascinating life story it was intended just so her memoir would be there for future generations. But Santa's Story became something more: a cathartic Jewish experience, an inspiration for song and recently, a one woman show performed by her daughter, South African diva, Aviva Pelham.

Event Details

  • Event Date Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 November
  • Event Type Performance
  • Venue Phoenix Theatre
  • Venue Address 101 Glenhuntly Rd
    Elwood 3184
  • Bookings & Enquiries Online Bookings: www.trybooking.com/RIPV
    9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au

The Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) will be screening "Les Enfants de la Chance  / Children of Chance", France / 2016 / Feature / 100 mins French (English subtitles), USA/UK/Czech Republic. Director: Malik Chibane.

Guest Speaker: John Lamovie, child survivor and JHC Guide.

In this tender coming-of-age drama based on a true story, a Jewish boy finds friendship, camaraderie and safety in the shelter of a children’s hospital in Nazi-occupied France.

Event Details

  • Event Date Monday 20 November
  • Event Type Film Screening
  • Venue Classic Cinema
  • Venue Address 9 Gordon St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Bookings & Enquiries Purchase tickets from the Box Office or Online: www.jiff.com.au
    Enquiries: 03 8594 3751 or info@jiff.com.au
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