Theodore Balberyszski.
Married to:
Anat Chidiosan - and daughter Oana Noa Chidiosan. 
Orad, Noam and Adara,  born in Israel.
Where I live:
Tel Aviv, Israel..
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, RMIT
B.Sc. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA
M.Sc. Engineering/Economics, University of Minnesota, USA
Ph.D. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA
Varied.  Following Aliyah in 1958 joined the Israel mining industries and moved to Eilat where I
spent the next ten years at the Timna Copper Mines, the first major metallurgical operation in
Israel since the days of King Solomon. Left in 1968 as Chief Engineer and Head of the
Research and Development Division. Accepted a position as Executive Consultant to a New
York corporation to assist in the design and construction of a copper project in Chile.  In 1970
accepted an invitation from the Colorado School of Mines - one of the world’s most prestigious
universities in the Field of Natural Resources Development. Served as Professor of
Metallurgical Engineering and Head of the Hydrometallurgy Research Group. In 1970 accepted
an offer from Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest engineering and design corporations
as Director of Metallurgy for Fluor Mining and Metals followed by an appointment as Vice
President International located in London. This was followed in 1981 by an appointment as
Vice President Joint Ventures for Atlantic Rishfield’s ARCO Metals Company with offices in
Chicago, Mexico and Rio de Janeiro.

During the “academic period” I served as Visiting Professor at the University of Rio de Janeiro,
(Brazil), Concepción, (Chile), Ankara (Turkey) and Ouro Preto, (Brazil). Also acted as Expert
for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in Turkey and of the
Organization of American States in Chile as well as consultant to natural resource

Returned to Israel in 1987 and served as consultant to the Dead Sea Corporation in
connection with the Magnesium Project and the Bromine Company in the Development of a
new technology for gold production
Betar History:
Joined Betar in 1953 after a lengthy intellectual process.  That led me from a traditional Jewish
boy to an Ideological Zionist.
Positions Held:
Katzin Netzivut Australia, Member World Executuve of Betar, Nagid (President) Misdar
Jabotinsky (7years).
People I Remember:
Most of my generation  Melbourne and Sydney Betarim.
People who we still see or keep
in contact with:
Most of Betarim who live in Israel.                 
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Contributed: 2015
...At Woronora Camp 1955
..AND NOW...
...Pictured with Anat at their home in 2005
Theo Balberyszski