12-07 Sorry to report:

Brian (Shimon) Addess passed away in Israel, December 29, 2012. - (Reported by Hedva Sheiner).

12-06 Betar 90 Celebration:

Agnes Kainer Geyer is organizing a celebration of Betar's 90th anniversary in Sydney for Sunday October 13, 2013. She is convening a 'think tank' for those interested in helping - further information can be obtained from her - please email us for contact information.

12-05 "Sue is no longer with us."

With much sorrow we announce the passing of Sue Doobov OAM (Gans) in Israel on August 5, 2012 after a long illness. Her obituary, written by her husband Mervyn, can be found here.

12-04 "The passing of a giant":

Yosef Steiner, a pioneer of Betar in Australia after the second world war, passed away in Israel on July 23rd, 2012 after an illness - he was 84 years old. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Dora (nee Hirsh), a daughter Marcelle and son-in-law Arad.

    Among the mourners who came to share their grief, the following Australian Betarim attended: Jack Hirsh, Shimshon and Perla Feder with son Danny, Jack and Rosette Mirjam with daughter Bambi, Theo Balberyszski, Leah Feder, Frieda Sheiner, Brian and Ilana Addess, Gary Stock, Solly and Rosalie Goldstein, Leo Regev, Heather and Danny Rosing. From the USA - Izzie and Sandy Herman. Shimshon Feder eulogized his long-time friend and a copy of his remarks appears in the obituary page along with several condolences from others.

A condolence notice for Yosef Steiner was posted in the Australian Jewish News, both Melbourne and Sydney issues, for the Friday August 3rd editions. Paid for by many of Yosef's friends, protégés and admirers, most are listed in the condolence notice but there was also an anonymous donor.

12-03 Sorry to report:

Lloyd Samuel passed away this month after a long illness. His obituary, published in the Australian Jewish News, was passed on to us by Aaron.

12-02 Ed Adamek photos:

Ed submitted
several photographs taken in Sydney in November 2011 and in Israel in April 2011.

12-01 Liz Kornhaber photos:

Liz  submitted a
few photos of her early life. Maybe your image is there too!
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