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Bulletin Board 2019
The web site dedicated to the people who established and grew Betar Australia:  1948 - 1965 and beyond.
July 7, 2019
- JULY: At the Goldsteins
JULY:   At the Goldsteins

From Hedva - a few photos taken on the 22nd June 2019 with Jack Mirjam and his daughter Misha, Shim and Perla Feder, Danny Rosing, Ian Groden and his partner (Sydney), Ros and Henry Ben Ezra and Miriam Briggs.
Also present but not photographed were Rosalie and Solly Goldstein and Hedva Sheiner.

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- JUNE: What's New on the Site?
JUNE:   What's New on the Site?

Home page:

New simplified design and new technology being introduced to allow optimized page view for computers, touch pads and mobile/cell phones. This applies only to the home page (at this time) since other page designs, which allow full search features, would react poorly to this approach. The home page now contains the bulletin board for the current year with prior years archived but selectable via the buttons at the bottom of the page. (Note: Top collage image will not be seen on tablet or phone destination.)

The News and Miscellaneous button:
The content has been split and articles before 2017 now being shown in the News Archive section. A little simplification - hopefully you will see the benefits.

The entire site is still is still searchable  The Search button is found on the home page and on the first page of every menu section.

- Harry Stuart

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- JUNE: OAM to Roland Gridiger
JUNE:   OAM to Roland Gridiger

Congratulations are in order: The Order of Australia Medal has been awarded to Roland Gridiger "for service to the performing arts through administrative duties".

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- MAY: Another Reunion at Rosh Pinah
MAY:   Another Reunion at Rosh Pinah

Peter Keeda documents a 23-member reunion of Bernie Kresner, Estelle Adamek, Eddie Adamek, Henry ben Ezra, Arie (Flapper) Bomzon, Roz ben Ezra, George Berkovic, Geoffrey Williamson, Sarit Zehavi, Ros Williamson, Kaye Pearce, Mick Price, Erica Keeda, Paul Gottleib, Mia Price, Leo Regev, Peter Keeda, Celia Regev, Eddie Price, Miriam Barasch, Dov Rosenfeld, Effie Jacobi and Illana Spanier.

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- APRIL: Avraham and Raymonde Appel
APRIL:   Avraham and Raymonde Appel

* Avraham and Raymonde Appel visit Israel.

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- APRIL: Phone Call to the Next Century
APRIL:   Phone Call to the Next Century

New video published: 'Time warp? Phone call to the next century' took place during the 15 hours that separated Harry Stuart from Betar Melbourne New Years party participants - Dec. 31 1999 and Jan 1, 2000.

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- APRIL: New Videos Released
APRIL:   New Videos Released

Several Videos from 1989 (Israel), 1998 & 2000 (Melbourne) have been published.

* In 1989, the Australian Betar community held a reunion on June 29. The raw video, which has existed now for 30 years, was edited and is presented in two parts: 1: The Interviews of Betarim and Schlichim by Jack Mirjam and 2: The Speeches, by Theo Balberyszski, Yosef Steiner and the Rosh Hanagah Olamit of Betar.

* Several videos taken by Harry Stuart during his and Elaine's visit to Melbourne in 1998 and 2000 have also been posted to the site.

Please visit the new Video Launch page to select and view them. There is a Video navigation button at the top of every page.

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- APRIL: The History of Zionist Movements in Australia

In the years of 2008/09, a few of us contributed material toward the thesis presented by Jonathan Ari Lander as part of his PhD in Philosophy in History. Entitled "From Zionism to Diaspora-Zionism: The History of the Zionist Youth Movements in Australia".

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- JANUARY: SORRY TO REPORT - Heather Rosing
JANUARY:   SORRY TO REPORT - Heather Rosing

In great sadness we inform you that Heather Rosing (Cohen) passed away Sunday evening.
The funeral will take place on Wed. 30th of January at 12:30 at the Yarkon Cemetery Petah Tikva, Shaar Hessed.
We shall be sitting shiva at 22 Hazamir St. Kiryat Ono, apartment 11 (third floor), from 10am to 9pm, and rise from the shiva on Tue morning 5th of February.
- Danny Rosing and family 

  * Condolences can be sent to the webmaster.


  * Danny sent a video of Heather's interview with the Social Sciences department of Ben Gurion University. In it she related Danny's and her experiences when they made Aliyah - especially her struggle with adapting to culture changes and language. Go here.

  * See also Heather's contribution to the Where we are Now section.

  * Heather's obituary was published by the Australian Jewish News, Sydney edition..

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- JANUARY: SORRY TO REPORT: Shula Endrey-Walker
JANUARY:   SORRY TO REPORT: Shula Endrey-Walker

We are sad to report that Shula Endrey-Walder OAM passed away on Thursday 24th January 2019 in Sydney in the presence of her husband Peter, children Eva Novy and Ronny Endrey-Walder, and her brother Dov Rosenfeld, after a brief illness.
Forever in our hearts. - Dov Rosenfeld.

Shula's recorded eulogy, given by longtime friend
Rabbi Dovid Slavin, can be played from here. Condolences can be sent to the webmaster.

A few of Shula Endrey-Walder's camp photos, forwarded by Dov Rosenfeld, can be seen here. Identification of the many unknowns is invited.

Shula Endrey-Walder's obituary has been published in the Australian Jewish News (forwarded by Aaron Ninedek). It can be seen here.

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