Calendar of Events for 2017

CALENDAR OF EVENTS for 2017

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

Guest speaker: Monika Krawczyk, CEO of The Foundation of the Preservationj of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ) will give a lecture on 'Preserving Jewish Heritage in Poland today'.

The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland is today one of the most important and best known organisations involved in the protection of the monuments of Jewish culture in Poland. During the first decade of its existence (2002–2012), the Foundation had many spectacular successes, which had an important and lasting effect on the way in which Jewish heritage issues are perceived.

Event Details

  • Event Date Thursday 16 March
  • Event Type Public Lecture
  • Venue Jewish Holocaust Centre
  • Venue Address 13-15 Selwyn St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Bookings & Enquiries Office: 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au

JHC Social Club Guest Speaker, Nivy Balachandran, Regional Coordinator of Australia-Pacific, United Religions Initiative will give a lecture on “Confronting Bigotry”.

Nivy Balachandran is a Juris Doctor (Monash), Master of Arts (UniMelb) and a Bachelor of Arts, (RMIT) and is a recognized leader in interfaith and intercultural affairs, and has represented Australia at interfaith conferences in France, South Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Malaysia, India and Pakistan.

Event Details

  • Event Date Thursday 9 March
  • 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

Guest Speaker, Tali Nates, Founder and Director, Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre will give a lecture on “Holocaust Remembrance and Education: The Complexities and Challenges of Facing the Past in South Africa”.

Tali Nates is the founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre.

Event Details

  • Event Date Thursday 2 March
  • Event Type Public Lecture
  • Venue Jewish Holocaust Centre
  • Venue Address 13-15 Selwyn St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Bookings & Enquiries 03 9528 1985 or admin@jhc.org.au
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