|Name:||Noni Gordon (Noni is sometimes spelled Nonny & that’s how it is pronounced).|
|Previous Name:||Noni Ochert (most people in Betar never knew that my real name is Naomi).|
|Years in Betar:||1955 – 1969 (Brisbane)
1969 – 1971 (Melbourne).
|Positions held:||Madricha, Maskira, Mefakedet Qld.|
|Earlier life:||Born and educated in Brisbane, moved to Melbourne in 1969 after marrying Joshua Reich, Betar Shaliach at that time. (Then we lived in a flat around the corner from the Dickens Street Elwood Maon).|
|Current marital status:||Now married to Oded Gordon, not a Betari but his father was a Revisionist. Oded was deeply
moved by the massive Betar reunion in Melb. in 1992 and proposed that night!
|Family:||Daughter of Miriam (who cooked at many Betar camps) and Morris Ochert, better known as
Uncle Morry to Betarim & friends (who set-up, schlepped, repaired, and generally provided
enormous assistance for Betar Camps.) Sister of David Ochert who was a Madrich in the years after I left Brisbane. Mother of Ari (32), Alon (27), Nathan (25) & stepson Nimrod (21).
Grandmother of 4 gorgeous girls Cousin of Regina Wachtel (List) z"l.
|Peers in Betar:||Have a look at the big Samford Valley camp photo on the CD-ROM.|
|My Madrichim:||Included David Bennett, Sue Gans, Brian Grayson, Les Guralnek, Minky Fabian Marta Grech.|
|Schlichim in my era:||Gad Pedhazur, Chaim Golovesky z"l, Shim Feder, Yerucham Yarden z"l, Yehoshua Reich.|
|Camps attended:||Yearly Brisbane/Queensland winter camps from the age of 8, plus several Sydney camps and
one in Ballarat. Also attended several Knassim In Melbourne & Sydney.
|Memorable Shmira partners:||Shall remain unnamed.|
|Current contacts:||Avraham & Raymonde (Strzyg) Appel, Evie Katz (Skall), Aaron Ninedek, Eve Tauber, Rachel & Eric Aufgang, Henry Burstyner, Shosh Janoshewitz, John Goldlust, Brian Rudzki, Anne & Raphy Star, Sam & Ruth Parasol, Tami & Louis De Vries, Anne (Lipski) & David Bennett, Gad Keeda (Peter Cohen), Lionel (Flapper) Bomzon, Henry Ben Ezra (Bishopverder).|
|Profession:||Occupational Therapist, a career spanning 35 years covering Rehabilitation, Gerontology, Community Care, Management. (Many skills carried over from Betar). About to move into Consultancy.|
|Interests:||Israeli Folk Dancing 3 times a week plus dance camps & workshops. Have used dance in therapy by Choreographing dances and running workshops for wheelchair dancers. Photography…contributed a large number of photos to Betar CD-ROM.|
|Comments:||The CD-ROM & Website are marvelous for nostalgia lovers like myself. Very cleverly & professionally done, thanks to Harry, John & Aaron.|