This video was made during a visit to Australia by my wife Elaine and me after an absence of 15 years. I relentlessly videoed every meeting with Betar friends and relatives over a 5-day period. This, and other videos from 1998, were the result.
So- why now? While I was looking for a conversion device for the several thousand feet of Super-8 film, I discovered the videos I had forgotten about and resurrected them. Having also located both my 20 year old analogue and digital video cameras and found them operational, I searched out the necessary hardware and software to transfer them to digital, edit and then load to YouTube.
The Reunion was held at Brian and Esther Rudzki's home. About 25 of the old Betar crowd were invited and many of them had not seen one another for 8 years or more. Many of the attendees then agreed to hold a monthly gathering of the clan in the form of a Sunday breakfast meeting - which has continued to this day. Sydney Betar members followed suit soon after and now there are two 'oldies' gettogethers every month.