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2018 Sam's Images from Way Back
Rose Offman shared some of Sam Offman's images from his Machon year in 1957 and beyond. Among them are photos of the 7th Kinus Olami (World Betar Conference), Yaacov Lieberman's visit to Melbourne, and what appears to be an excursion to the Melbourne countryside. Most of the images are undated and, therefore, have been presented as a collection rather than being chronologically grouped. (Some minor restoration work by Harry).
Abt. 1954: Philip Mirjam, Freda Lasher, ?, Aaron Ninedek Abt 1955. Similar photo in "The Past" 1955 #29 Melbourne Kanaim abt 1957 Senior Camp group abt. 1958
1957: Anglo-Saxon delegates to the 7th Kinus Olami - Israel 1957: 7th Kinus Olami - Israel 1957: r to l- Shabtay Shtekman, Edna Miller, Kmaani Shtein, Shimon Greenberg, Marta Imas, Tzippora Simone, Ora Neuman, Sam Offman 2004: Sam Offman, Rachael Aufgang
2018 - Sam's Images from Way Back
2018 Welcome to Miriam Briggs - July 1, 2018
This was a "welcome" gathering at Ros. & Henry Ben Ezra's in Natanya to welcome Miriam Briggs who came to live in Israel after Henry Briggs passed in Sydney a few months ago.
Those pictured: Ros. & Henry Bish., Perla & Shim Feder, Heather & Danny Rosing, Anat & Theo Balberyszski,  Jack Mirjam, Celia & Leo Rogovin, Solly & Rosalie Goldstein, Ian Groden & wife, Lionel Bomzon & wife, Miriam Briggs and myself.Very warm but sad get together.  Warm because we are like a family, sad because some of our dear ones were not with us anymore!!!  -  Hedva Shiner

2018 - Welcome to Miriam Briggs - July 1, 2018
2018 The "Rose Bay Chasmonaim" - December 12
L to r: Michael Price, Les Reiss, Ed Adamek, Dov Rosenfeld, Bernie Kresner, Sid Agranoff, Roland Gridiger, Larry Levin, Judy Bahar, Zvi Berkovic, Geoff Williamson, Keith Masnick, Peter Keeda, Norman Sarajinski, Richard Sekel.
2018 - The "Rose Bay Chasmonaim" - December 12
2019 - Shula's Camp Images
A few images from Shula's photo album. Can you identify the faces? (Thanks, Dov Rosenfeld.)
Shula 1959
2019 - The History of Zionist Movements in Australia
2019 - Avraham and Raymonde Appel visit Israel
Thanks to Hedva Sheiner for forwarding.
2019 - Avraham and Raymonde Appel visit Israel


The Law
*Principal, Gridiger Lawyers, since 1970.
*Member, Law Society of New South Wales, since 1969.
•Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, current.
•Former Solicitor, R.I. Rosenblum and Partners.
•Former Solicitor, Colin Helliar and Co.
•Solicitor, since 1969.

“Receiving this Award is an absolute surprise and honour,” says Roland Gridiger.
He has found it “rewarding and awe-inspiring” to assist talented young opera singers to achieve their ambitions through The Australian Singing Competition.
He says that supporting instrumentalists participating in the Young Performers Awards in furthering their career opportunities is a credit to the Music and Opera Singers Trust (MOST) team who work tirelessly to encourage uniquely gifted musicians.
When J-Wire asked him what he regards as a standout moment he said.       
 
                                                                                                                                  Forwarded by Aaron Ninedek
2019 - Roland Gridiger awarded the OAM
Music and Opera Singers Trust
•Founder and Chief Executive Officer, since 1982.
Rona Tranby Trust
•Trustee, current.
"For service to the performing arts through administrative roles."
2019 - Roland Gridiger awarded OAM
2019 - Another Reunion at Rosh Pinah
Peter Keeda recalls another reunion at Rosh Pinah - which took place 30 April -1 May 2019.
Click here to download the accompanying article which describes the event. This is a 4-page .pdf.
(Click on image to enlarge)
2019 - Another Reunion at Rosh Pinah
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", it can be accessed here.

Some 373 pages in length, downloading and finding occurences of 'Betar' or checking the acknowledgements on page v11 and starting p 351 may be a start. Most of the Betar-related information originated from the collections on this site.
2019 - The History of Zionist Movements in Australia
2019 - Shula's Camp Images
2019 - 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.
2019 - At the Goldsteins