In the next 2 months or so, we will be publishing films and videos from as early as 1954. This is a partial list of the videos that will/have become available:
1954 Nudnik, the Shmendrik Camper (Kinglake West camp in Victoria) (previously released)
1954 Kinglake West camp in Victoria
1960s era camps in Sydney
1962 11th Kenes Artzi in Sydney
1989 Betar Reunion in Israel.
This has been made possible courtesy of John Ziegler. Harry Stuart is attempting the restoration, which includes titling, identification of Betarim where possible, adding soundtracks to the 8mm films, improving the sound from the videos.
Still in progress, the titles above will become clickable links as they become available.
Jack's talent in painting is well known in Betar circles. However, the volume of his output over the years is astounding. Over the past few months Jack has assembled over 550 paintings and pastels in a wide variety of subjects from the Holocaust to Australian football and aborigines. And his artistic genes have been passed to his daughter Michelle Feder whose partial work has been added to his portfolio.
Download the file (Adobe Acrobat) from here. Please note that this file is around 23mb.
OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Australia Day 2017 Emeritus Professor Larry SITSKY AM, 29 Threlfall Street, Chifley ACT 2606 For distinguished service to the arts as a composer and concert pianist, to music education as a researcher and mentor, and through musical contributions to Australia's contemporary culture. Read the article in the Canberra Times here. (Thanks to Peter Keeda for the submission.)
Henry Burstyner and Harry Stuart had photos taken whenever they met - over the past nearly 50 years. Why? Because, after the first two, they didn't want to break the series - and because they have an enduring Betar-originated friendship. See a larger view here.
Thanks to John Goldlust, we have loaded some more articles, anniversary programs and clippings from the 1960s.
* Betar Anniversary - programs from 1964 to 2003 here.
* Kenes Kompanions: 1960; 1962; 1964.
* Newspaper clippings from 1963; 1964; 1967.
* Altalena - Jabotinsky's return to Israel, 1964
* The words to 'Rinse the Cordial off my Kafia' here.
"Photos from our quindecennial (look it up) + 1 visit to Oz can be seen here. Many thanks to those who sponsored or organized get-togethers and thanks to all for the joy we had in seeing everyone again after such a long time. Mixed with the joy was the sadness of missing those who had passed on." - Harry
As per the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List, Professor Adam Graycar of Malvern, SA was awarded the Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia: "For significant service to tertiary education as an academic, to public administration through a range of leadership roles, and to professional groups." Congratulations, Adam. See the AJN article here. (Thanks to Aaron Ninedek for forwarding.)
Eleven years after being awarded the Member of the Order (AM), Douglas receives an AO. See the article from the Australian Jewish News here. (Thanks to Sid Agranoff for forwarding.)
Evie Katz was searching through her drawers (no pun intended) and found an old Betar advertising news sheet. Aaron Ninedek then scanned it and emailed it to us where we patched the half pages together.
See the paper here.