Calendar of Events for 2017

CALENDAR OF EVENTS for 2017

A Night to Remember: the Ghetto Cabaret

In every wartime ghetto, Jews continued their rich cultural life despite the constant fear, the threat of deportation, hunger and disease. Music, theatre and cabaret were part of everyday life, with hundreds of new songs composed and plays written, a testament to the resilience of the performers and writers. Cabaret was particularly popular as it was a form of resistance – with upbeat songs poking fun at the Nazis and each other.

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The Jewish Holocaust Centre together with the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission invite the community to honour and pay tribute to Elie Wiesel (Z”L) on one year since his passing.

Featuring: Keynote address by Rabbi James Kennard

Event Details

  • Event Date Tuesday 20 June
  • Event Type Commemoration
  • Venue Jewish Holocaust Centre
  • Venue Address 13-15 Selwyn St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Bookings & Enquiries RSVP: Friday 9 June
    edna.lipson@antidef.org.au

Guest Speaker, Barbara Kamler, Emeritus Professor, Deakin University will give a lecture on “Stories of Leaving and Relocating Lives”.

The experience of leaving one’s country and settling in a new place is traumatic— involving a complex process of dislocation and relocation, unsettling and resettling. Barbara Kamler was born in New Jersey and came to Australia in 1972. Through personal narrative she will share her thoughts about the tensions of moving between ‘here’ and ‘there’, between leaving your family and acquiring another, between what you imagine and what you experience.

Event Details

  • Event Date Thursday 15 June
  • Event Type Public Lecture
  • Venue Jewish Holocaust Centre
  • Venue Address 13-15 Selwyn St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Bookings & Enquiries Barbara Sacks on 0404 224 498 or barbaras9@bigpond.com
    03 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au

The Jewish Holocaust Centre together with the Coordinating Committee of Pontian Associations for the Commemoration of the Genocide of Greeks of Pontos invite you to attend a Commemoration of the Pontic Genocide (1913-1922).

Keynote speaker: Professor Paul Bartrop, Professor of History and Director for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA will give a lecture on "Combating the Defeat of Memory".

Event Details

  • Event Date Sunday 21 May
  • Event Type Commemoration
  • Venue Jewish Holocaust Centre
  • Venue Address 13-15 Selwyn St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Bookings & Enquiries 03 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au

Keynote speaker: Professor Steven T Katz will present a lecture on "Elie Wiesel: The Man and His Legacy".

This lecture is dedicated to the memory of Elie Wiesel and will begin with a summary of the main features of his remarkable life. It will then discuss the key issues raised by his enormous and highly influential list of publications, and will conclude with more personal reminiscences of his political
activity that brought him into contact with many intellectual, spiritual and political figures in America, Western Europe and Israel, and gained him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

Event Details

  • Event Date Thursday 25 May
  • Event Type Public Lecture
  • Venue Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC)
  • Venue Address H1.16 Ground Floor
    Building H
    Monash Caulfield Campus
    900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East
  • Bookings & Enquiries 03 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au
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