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- #01 1954/55 - Nudnik the Shmendrik Camper - (Silent, B&W)

 #01 1954/55 - Nudnik the Shmendrik Camper -  (Silent, B&W)

A.K.A. THE NUDNIK FILM

Filmed in Kinglake West, Victoria by Yosef Steiner.

Before television came to Australia in 1956 and well before the digital age, home movies shot on film were the way to go. It was expensive, time consuming and required considerable expertise. Yosef Steiner, Natziv Betar (Head of the youth movement, Betar) decided to use this medium as a means of promoting the annual end-of-year summer camps by creating a movie called THE SHMENDRIK CAMPER.

The first person to be chosen as SHMENDRIK (awkward and inept nonentity) was Philip Mirjam but when he got sick Aaron Ninedek was chosen as his replacement. As Aaron’s surname was often conflated to Nudnik (a bothersome person) the title was changed to NUDNIK THE SHMENDRIK CAMPER.

Filming was done at the KINGLAKE WEST camp in 1954/55 and many of the participants look back fondly to that time.

Even as a silent movie (adding sound was way beyond our means and expertise) it was a great hit and it was shown at many venues where there were potential camp attendees.

As time went by it lost its lead-in title and closing credits and was finally rescued by Raffi Lehrer who transferred it to videotape. Later, it was put on disk but in the process the time stamp was inadvertently added and that is the format we see now. The original film, what’s left of it, is in the Betar Library in Israel.

However, in July of 2015, as part of the 162SmilingFaces revival, Harry Stuart re-edited and restored the 20 minute version, added titles, credits and a soundtrack of music - and trimmed it down to 9 minutes. The editing selectively removed repetitious scenes but left the intent of the movie intact. The restoration  added contrast and, by removing the saturation, eliminated the color tinge which brought it back to black and white. The scratches and other imperfections were purposely left as they were to make it look like an old film - but primarily  because the budget did not cover the individual restoration of the film's 16,200 frames.



https://www.youtube.com/v/GK4nPBV5vyQ

- #02 1954/55 - Camp Betar in Kinglake West - (Silent)

 #02 1954/55  - Camp Betar in Kinglake West - (Silent)

Filmed in Kinglake West, Victoria by Unknown.
This film is an edited and sort-of restored version of an hour-long raw film taken by Yosef Steiner (we assume) in Kinglake West in 1954-1955. It runs about 17 minutes.

This camp was, at the time, the largest and most successful camp Betar had held. It spawned the phrase '162 Smiling Faces'  although, counting the people in the photo shoot (also in the film), it was probably much less. However, the number of '162' was used in camp promotion for years after.

We have tried to identify and name as many people as possible. If you recognize someone or, if we have mis-spelled a name, please email us with the details of what should be modified/added. Use the clock on the bottom left of the video to help identify the place in the video.

Latest Version: Version 1, November 1, 2017.


https://www.youtube.com/v/Rb3W0-l1Q8Q

- #03 1959/60 - Camp Betar in Kinglake West - (Silent)

 #03  1959/60 - Camp Betar in Kinglake West - (Silent)

Filmed in Kinglake West, Victoria by Unknown.
This film is an edited and restored version of a 20 minute raw film taken by an unknown cameraman in Kinglake West in 1959-1960. It runs about 9 minutes.

We have tried to identify and name as many people as possible. If you recognize someone or, if we have mis-spelled a name, please email us with the details of what should be modified/added. Use the clock on the bottom left of the video to help identify the place in the video.

Latest Version: Version 1, January 17, 2018.


https://www.youtube.com/v/Qs7Fee_8cII

- #04 1962 - 1th Kenes Artzi of Australian Betar (Silent)

 #04 1962 - 1th Kenes  Artzi of Australian Betar (Silent)

11th National Conference of Betar Australia - Filmed in Sydney by Unknown.
This film is a record of the 11th Kenes Artzi (national conference) of Betar Australia - held in Sydney, NSW.

John Ziegler converted the VHS tape to digital. However, we have not yet determined the videographer's name or how this film, along with others from 1954 and later, ended up on this videotape. The terms 'Natziv' and 'Netzivut' were those in use at the time. We have also used the names of people as they were in 1962.

We have tried to identify and name as many people as possible. If you recognize someone or, if we have mis-spelled your name, please email us with the details of what should be modified/added.

Latest Version: Version 2, Aug 29, 2017.


https://www.youtube.com/v/E2NICMa7cBE

- #05 1968/69 - Hatzlilim (audio recording)

 #05 1968/69 - Hatzlilim (audio recording)

The Melbourne-based group Hatzlilim performs on IMT in 1968 & 1969.
This is an audio recording of the group Hatzlilim performing on 'In Melbourne Tonight', 1968 with Graham Kennedy and 1969 with Mike Preston.

This is an mp3 version of a cassette tape copy of a reel to reel copy of the sound track from an off-air, home videotape of the Channel 9 transmissions broadcast on the two nights - so we have done our best to present it here.

As Hatzlilim we had been performing around sporadically since 1965. Sometime around 1967/68 we somehow got acquainted with Nehama Patkin (daughter of prominent Zionist and community figure, Ben Zion Patkin  - one of the founders of Mt Scopus) trained musician, performer and music teacher, some years older than us. She performed as a classical pianist but also had a nice voice. Seemed very keen to 'join' the group and, more importantly, had many connections in the local showbiz world - hence the IMT gigs. If you are interested, more on Nehana here: http://www.nehamapatkin.com/obituary.html.

The group consisted of:

Bill Fayman
John Goldlust
Solly Goldstein
Sam Scherer
and
Nehama Patkin

- John Goldlust with mods by Harry Stuart

https://www.youtube.com/v/89W-NHAkaAw

- #06 1988 - Rinse the Cordial off my Toga

 #06  1988 - Rinse the Cordial off my Toga

Filmed at a reunion at the home of Louis DeVries, this sketch featured Burstyner, Goldlust, Appel, Weinstein and DeVries

While studying Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in Intermediate English, even better than watching Marlon Brando playing Mark Antony in the 1953 movie version, was the extended comedy sketch “Rinse The Blood Off My Toga,” which appeared in 1960 on an LP released by Canadian comedy duo, Wayne and Shuster. Played frequently over the radio, very soon some of us could just about reproduce, word for word, the entire 15-minute routine. This proved very useful a year or so later when, needing to come up with a contribution to that evening’s entertainment at Launching Place camp, Henry Burstyner and I wrote a camp oriented spoof, based entirely on the Wayne and Shuster piece.

From memory, at Launching Place the audience response to  “Rinse The Cordial Off My Khafia,” consisted more of bafflement and boredom rather than amusement and appreciation. Indeed, our play did precisely what, in the classic movie “The Producers,” Bialystock and Bloom (Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder) were hoping to achieve – it opened and closed on the same evening.

But like most “creatives,” our two authors, having total faith in the quality of their work, snatched at the opportunity to mount a revival production more than a quarter of a century later, at a Betar reunion evening held at the home of Louis and Tami Devries. As the entire evening was being videotaped it was hoped that a recording of “Rinse The Cordial Off My Khafia,” featuring a number of the original cast – and with the actors appropriately dressed in “period” costumes – would now be preserved for posterity.

But alas, sadly fate stepped in and a technical malfunction in the equipment resulted in the total loss of sound. So presented here is the vision, recorded on 13 August 1988, on which has been superimposed the original Wayne and Shuster soundtrack, thereby creating a totally new work we have retitled “Rinse The Cordial Off My Toga.”

Cast:

Henry Burstyner – Flavius Maximus, private Roman eye
John Goldlust – Brutus
Raymonde Appel – Calpurnia
Louis de Vries – Cassius
Imi Weinstein – Bartender

John Goldlust

.
https://www.youtube.com/v/p3MZfLtEipM

- #07 1988 - Married to Betar (not) -

 #07 1988 - Married to Betar (not) -

Recorded at the Betar reunion in 1988, two quizmasters pose questions to a panel of three non-Betar contestants, much to the amusement of the 50 spectators.

The parlour game “Trivial Pursuit” had been around for about a decade, and had become a quite popular form of social entertainment by the time we were planning our somewhat elaborate Melbourne Betar reunion evening in 1988. As former Betarim, we were aware that by now quite a few non-Betar spouses had spent countless hours hearing (enduring?) our endless “insider” stories and recollections. So the very thought of an entire evening devoted to more of the same triggered a suggestion (I think from Elliott Katz) to include a “Trivial Pursuit” based quiz segment, both hosted by and including as participants some who, through a quirk of fate (misfortune?), now found themselves “married to Betar.”

A series of questions were devised “dedicated to all those who weren’t there” (their broadly satirical tone inspired more by Mad Magazine than Trivial Pursuit – download 'Script'  below for the questions). As part of the evening’s entertainment program, Elliott Katz (husband of Evie nee Skall) and Ruth Leonards (then married to John Goldlust) asked the questions in a round of “Really Trivial Betar Pursuit – The Spouse Edition.” The three “contestants” were Imi Weinstein (married to Judy nee Skall); Ilana Lipton (formerly married to Sam Scherer); and Judi Burstyner (then married to Henry).
The quiz segment provided heaps of fun for both participants and audience, but as with the rest of the evening’s proceedings, equipment malfunction in the video camera resulted in a recording with vision, but no sound.

I came up with a plan to try to salvage and enhance what had been recorded on the night by having all the participants come together again a few weeks later and “redub” the entire soundtrack – along the lines (and similarly woeful lip-synching) as a 1950s Italian movie. The video segment presented here is the (perhaps even more) hilarious outcome of that restoration effort.

- John Goldlust

More about 'the Reunion':

By May 1988, planning had started for a Betar reunion, involving John Goldlust, Judy Weinstein, Evie Katz, Henry Burstyner and Louis de Vries. The party would be held at the home of Tami and Louis.

The Betar camp reunion – held on Saturday, 13 August 1988 – was a great success, to the surprise of many, including the sceptical (if enthusiastic) committee.

Henry Burstyner put up a tarpaulin and lantern. Louis dressed up a Hermann’s dummy with Judy Weinstein’s Betar uniform. He also prepared a newsletter. We had Shimshon Feder’s taped accordion music. Guests had been asked to provide their own supper and drinks.

There were about fifty guests. The program was not followed precisely yet it went over extremely well. People said they had a great time, acknowledged the idea was timely and appreciated, and often complimented me on my organisation (Evie, for instance, being honest enough to acknowledge surprise over this long-unnoticed ability in me!). The pity of the night is that Ruth Goldlust’s efforts to videotape the proceedings were marred because an equipment malfunction obliterated the soundtrack.

Harry Stuart rang from America and had long conversations with many of those present. People reminisced; many had not met for years. Although it was a successful night, people started leaving around midnight. Even a number of non-ex-Betarim reported thoroughly enjoying the night. The Goldlusts and Weinsteins did not leave until about 2.30 a.m.

Louis De Vries
(edited)

John Goldlust kept the documentation of the Reunion plan, the invitations and the program. Click on the 'PLAN' icon below to download.

- Harry Stuart

https://youtu.be/svT2LojuvQA

- #08 1988 - The Fabulous Skall Sisters -

 #08 1988 - The Fabulous Skall Sisters -

John Goldlust interviews Evie and Judy Skall - well-known members of Betar Melbourne -1988.

In 1988, as part of a co-ordinating committee organizing a Betar Melbourne reunion evening, when I was tasked with putting together a video on the theme of “a celebration of times past”, the first contributions I sought were from sisters Evie Katz and Judy Weinstein. As I say at the beginning of the video, particularly for those of us in Melbourne, the lively and vivacious Skall sisters (as they were then) were invariably at the centre of everything that was going on in Betar at that time; so who better than Evie and Judy to take us for a little tour through our mutual history and past.

In this video they browse through a stack of photos taken at various Betar camps while reflecting fondly – generously laced with humour and witty repartee – on people, places and the wonderful times many of us shared. Sadly Judy left us far too early, in 1997 at the age of 50 (see In Memoriam section of this website), so this brief recording of her with Evie, happily reminiscing and bantering with each other, is both poignant and precious. 

- John Goldlust

Video production by John Goldlust

https://www.youtube.com/v/ZgKYOn1TlNU

- #09 1988 - The Taking of Henry 1 2 3 -

 #09 1988 - The Taking of Henry 1 2 3 -

This doco describes in detail of camp shenanigans which turned out well but had the possibility of a darker outcome. As related by the perpetrators.

Raphy Star: “We decided we were going to teach Henry a lesson – I can’t remember what the lesson was about, but with Henry it’s not difficult to imagine why.”

Late one evening in early 1965, at the Betar summer, camp near Ballarat, three senior madrichim (Raphy Star, Louis de Vries, John Goldlust) together with a guest “martial arts expert” (Robert Le Tet) concocted a daring plan to bundle a sleeping Henry Burstyner into a car, drive him some distance from the camp, leave him on a dark, deserted road without most of his clothes and have him walk back to camp.
Brilliant idea! What could possibly go wrong?

Quite a lot it would seem – especially when you are dealing with the wily, quick thinking and devilishly innovative Henry Burstyner.  Several decades later these events are recalled in a series of video interviews I conducted in 1988 with two of my fellow “kidnappers” and with the “kidnappee” himself.  As Louis de Vries observed, it was we, rather than Henry, who received a valuable lesson that night: “We realized that Henry is a person of whom you cannot get the better.”

–John Goldlust

Interviewees: Raphy Star, Louis de Vries, Henry Burstyner

Interviews conducted and video produced by John Goldlust

https://www.youtube.com/v/BvzoZZ91-wM

- #10 1989 - The Reunion of Betar Aussies - Part 1

 #10 1989 - The Reunion of Betar Aussies -  Part 1

Filmed in Israel in 1989. Part 1: The Interviews. [Commercial videographer.]

On June 29, 1989, there was a reunion of former and current Betarim who had a connection with Australia. Attendees included the Australian-born, some immigrants from Europe who may have been naturalized Australian citizens or not, Schlichim from Israel who served one or more years in Australia, Machoniks currently in Isael and some guests from other countries.

The program consisted of a dinner followed by speeches and later singing and dancing. On display were images of the 'good old days' of Betar life during the year and, of course, at the camps that were held at years-end and during the year. These images - and more - now appear elsewhere on this website and can be found - particularly - in The Past section.

As of this date, it is nearly 30 years since the event. A 2-1/2 hour video was shot which included many interviews  conducted by Jack Mirjam - who discovered that so many did not recognize the names of their predecessors from years past.

The video was edited by me during March 2019. I divided it into two areas of interest and eliminated much of the technical issues that were inherent. This is part 1 of 2 and consists of the more interesting parts of Jack's interviews. Reduced to about 34 minutes, it shows the people in the way they looked and acted 30 years ago - and quite a few of those we remember that have passed in the intervening years.

There are still some hard to understand parts due to background noise and a poorly-matched mic. The last interview was conducted by Yosef Steiner who spoke with Jack Mirjam and gave us a unique perspective into their philosophy.

There are still some unnamed people mainly because I could neither read their badges or understand what they said. If anyone can name them, I will add.

                                                                                                                                                  - Harry Stuart

Latest Version: Version March 21, 2019.

Correction: At about 19:24, Leonie Schultz was misnamed as Leonie Schwartz. Thanks to Varda Eisikovitch for the information. May 21, 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/v/wFUXrxgVpyQ

- #11 1989 - The Reunion of Betar Aussies - Part 2

 #11 1989 - The Reunion of Betar Aussies - Part 2

Filmed in Israel in 1989. Part 2: The Speeches. [Commercial videographer.]

On June 29, 1989, there was a reunion of former and current Betarim who had a connection with Australia. Attendees included the Australian-born, some immigrants from Europe who may have been naturalized Australian citizens or not, Schlichim from Israel who served one or more years in Australia, Machoniks currently in Isael and some guests from other countries.

The program consisted of a dinner followed by speeches and later singing and dancing. On display were images of the 'good old days' of Betar life during the year and, of course, at the camps that were held at years-end and during the year. These images - and more - now appear elsewhere on this website and can be found - particularly - in The Past section.

As of this date, it is nearly 30 years since the event. A 2-1/2 hour video was shot which included many interviews  conducted by Jack Mirjam - who discovered that so many did not recognize the names of their predecessors from years past.

The video was edited by me during March 2019. I divided it into two areas of interest and eliminated much of the technical issues that were inherent. This is part 2 of 2 and runs about 14 minutes. It consists of the speeches given by Theo Balberyszski, Yosef Steiner and the Rosh Hanagah Olamit at the time (name requested).

I have tried to diminish the 60-cycle hum which plagued the speeches but was only mildly successful. Still, although annoying, the content is still understandable.
                                                                                                                                                  - Harry Stuart

Latest Version: Version March 21, 2019.


https://www.youtube.com/v/YwW1eZ2zhlU

- #12 1998 - The Reunion -

 #12 1998 - The Reunion -

The reunion of the Betar crowd in Melbourne after varying absences of 15 years. Videographer: Harry Stuart.

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.
                          - Harry Stuart

Latest Version: Version March 9, 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/v/Z8Vdy32hZxE

- #13 1998 - Aussie BBQ outside Melbourne

 #13 1998 - Aussie BBQ outside Melbourne

A few close friends BBQ at Silvan on Christmas Day. Videographer - Harry Stuart.

This video was made during a visit to Australia by my wife Elaine and me after a long absence. 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.

Christmas day is usually a write off for many of us - but I had not tasted an Aussie BBQ for 25 years. So Avraham and Raymonde Appel, Evie and Elliott Katz and Brian Rudzki headed out to the Silvan Reservoir, about 30 miles west of Melbourne, for some steaks, snags and chops.

                          - Harry Stuart

Latest Version: Version March 9, 2019.


https://www.youtube.com/v/sq1imSKQlFA

- #14 1998 - Dinner with the Stars -

 #14 1998 - Dinner with the Stars -

Dinner with the Stars and a few others. Videographer - Harry Stuart

This video was made during a visit to Australia by my wife Elaine and me after a long absence. 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.

In Dinner with the Stars, Raphy and Ann Star invited three couples to his home for a BBQ dinner. Invited were Louis and Tammy de Vries, Brian and Esther Rudzki and Harry & Elaine Stuart.

                          - Harry Stuart

Latest Version: Version March 9, 2019.


https://www.youtube.com/v/d0xfu5oiVVQ

- #15 1999/2000 - Phone call to the next century -

 #15 1999/2000 - Phone call to the next century -

Call made from Philadelphia, PA, USA while the year was still 1999 to Melbourne where Y2K had already hit - without the loss of any airplanes. (Yeah, it wasn't the next century for another year.) Videographer: Harry Stuart.

On December 31 1999 at 9 am EST in the US, Elaine and I called our Betar friends in Australia, where the time was 1 am DST on January 1, 2000 - the next century. The call was pre-arranged by John Goldlust who, with Cathy, was hosting a New Years party. Present and in the call were John, Henry Burstyner, Evie and Elliott Katz, Aaron Ninedek and Eve Tauber.

However, you may (or may not) have noticed an inherent contradiction in the video title, purposely made like in other YouTube videos, to garner interest. Whereas the title of the video suggests that January 1, 2000 was the start of the next century, that did not gel with the common thought that January 1, 2001 would be the beginning of the next millennium and thus, the next century.  Well, every video contains some inaccuracies and I am just getting out ahead of the comments. I just consider this call to be illustrative of the theme of this site - "Still Friends after 70 Years".

The Aussies' conversation is a little weak due to the quality of the speaker phone but can be understood. Twenty minutes of me on the screen is payback for the limited exposure I have in the other videos.

                          - Harry Stuart


Latest Version: Version April 25, 2019.


https://www.youtube.com/v/G-RZR0UXcr0

- #16 2000 - BBQ at the Appels -

 #16  2000 - BBQ at the Appels -

More BBQs, this time with Avraham and Raymonde. Videographer - Harry Stuart.

This video was made during my wife Elaine and my visit to Australia two years after the first one. I again relentlessly videoed every meeting with Betar friends and relatives over a 5-day period. There are three videos in this time period - the rest were of a personal nature and not for web distribution.

Avraham had invited a few couples and the following are in this video: Avraham & Raymonde Appel, Karmi Karliner and friend, Harry, Elaine and our daughter Sharyn Stuart.

(The riddle of the tram-on-shoulder video sent back to Melbourne after Harry & Elaine's 1998 visit is revealed.)

                          - Harry Stuart


Latest Version: Version April 4, 2019.


https://www.youtube.com/v/Qs0XnZ3WeGY

- #17 2000 - A Melbourne Breakfast at Yarra Bend -

 #17 2000 - A Melbourne Breakfast at Yarra Bend -

A monthly breakfast for the Melbourne crew. Videographer - Harry Stuart.

This video was made during my wife Elaine and my visit to Australia two years after the first one. I again relentlessly videoed every meeting with Betar friends and relatives over a 5-day period. There are three videos in this time period - the rest were of a personal nature and not for web distribution.

As part of the legacy started 2 years ago on our prior visit, a group of us attend a breakfast every month. This one was at the Yarra Bend Golf Club in Kew. Present were -  Aaron Ninedek and Eve Tauber, Brian Rudzki, John Goldlust, Evie and Elliott Katz, Imi Weinstein, Louis De Vries, Anne Gouttman, Elaine, Harry and daughter Sharyn Stuart.

                          - Harry Stuart


Latest Version: Version April 6, 2019.


https://www.youtube.com/v/IqbvBT2ApS8

- #18 2000 - Reunion in Caulfield -

 #18 2000 - Reunion in Caulfield -

Reunion with many of the crew Harry & Elaine had not seen - some for 30 years. Videographer - Harry Stuart.

This video was made during my wife Elaine and my visit to Australia two years after the first one. I again relentlessly videoed every meeting with Betar friends and relatives over a 5-day period. There are three videos in this time period - the rest were of a personal nature and not for web distribution.

There were many of the old friends in Betar that had not gathered in a long while. The event was hosted by Eve Tauber and Aaron Ninedek. And so, many Betarim sat around and chewed the fat for a few hours - people like David Lewis, Anne and Rodney Gouttman, Henry Burstyner and friend, Aaron Ninedek and Eve Tauber, Peter Revelman, Brian Rudzki, Joe Goldbaum, John Goldlust and Cathy Henenberg, Evie Katz, Lilly Skall, Shoshana Jordan, Imi Weinstein, Tammy and Louis De Vries, Elaine and Harry Stuart.

                          - Harry Stuart


Latest Version: Version April 4, 2019.


https://www.youtube.com/v/nDCovgcg1mw

- #19 2004 - Yom Haatzmaut at the Mirjams -

 #19 2004 - Yom Haatzmaut at the Mirjams -

Gathering of the Aussie Betar family at Rosette and Jack's home in Israel to celebrate Yom Haatzmaut. Videographer: Harry Stuart.

An annual event, Israeli Betarim gather at the home of Jack & Rosette Mirjam.

Taken in 2004 when Elaine and I visited Israel, I captured the event by just letting the the camera pan around the attendees.  And so we are treated to the way we were then and allows us to see our now departed friends one more time.

                          - Harry Stuart


Latest Version: Version April 4, 2019.


https://www.youtube.com/v/VnvftQRo7_8

- #20 2018 - Our Aliyah - Heather Rosing -

 #20 2018 - Our Aliyah - Heather Rosing -

Our Aliyah - Heather Rosing discussing Danny & her challenges on their Aliyah to Israel. Recorded by: Ben Gurion University.

Sent to the site two days before Heather's passing, this interview related the story of Danny's and her journey from Australia to settling in Israel. It describes her struggles with culture change and the language.

This seems to be a partial interview and may be updated when more becomes available.

Length: about 30 minutes.

Recorded about December 2018 by Ben Gurion university as part of a social studies programme.

https://www.youtube.com/v/Py98ikX4sHg

- #21 2020 - First Sydney Virtual Breakfast -

 #21 2020 - First Sydney Virtual Breakfast -

Organized by Peter Keeda, the first Virtual Breakfast took place on March 25, 2020. Recorded and edied by Harry Stuart.

Peter Keeda set up a virtual breakfast (Australia), dinner (US), snack-before-bed (Israel) between 17-20 'oldies' with roots in Betar. More to come in future weeks.

Video has highlights taken at 5 different times during the 1.5 hour marathon.

Recorded and edited by Harry Stuart.

https://www.youtube.com/v/9QrCdsvxgrA

- #22 2020 - Celebration Meeting - #0 The Reason Why

 #22 2020 - Celebration Meeting - #0 The Reason Why

Background

In 2020-2021, the world-wide pandemic spurned isolationism. Michael Price sensed that and set out organizing and producing zoom calls amongst the Sydney Betar oldies community inviting them to relate their lives.
In the heady days of youth, no-one was particularly interested in the past. Since then, lives evolved, families were raised and the professions chosen - and now, everyone is interested in the past!
We thought we knew one another fairly well but, in this series, some surprising details are revealed, some dating back to the Holocaust-era.

Duration of the video: 2:53.

The video recorded and produced by Michael Price.

https://vimeo.com/
454611677

- #23 2020 - Celebration Meeting - #2 Zvi Berkowic

 #23 2020 - Celebration Meeting - #2 Zvi Berkowic

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 39:34.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Zvi's story starts at 0:30.

https://vimeo.com/517009680

- #24 2020 - Celebration Meeting - #3 Judy Behar

 #24 2020 - Celebration Meeting - #3 Judy Behar

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 59:22.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Judy's story starts at 4:10.

https://vimeo.com/454272251

- #25 2020 - Celebration Meeting - #4 Danny Rosing - Part 1

 #25 2020 - Celebration Meeting - #4 Danny Rosing - Part 1

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:18:23.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Danny's story starts at 3:41.

https://vimeo.com/464835862

- #26 2020 - Celebration Meeting - #5 Roland Gridiger

 #26 2020 - Celebration Meeting - #5 Roland Gridiger

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:17:27.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Roland's story starts at 7:02.

https://vimeo.com/478316530

- #27 2020 - Celebration Meeting - #6 Elizabeth Kornhaber

 #27 2020 - Celebration Meeting - #6 Elizabeth Kornhaber

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:03:38.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Lizzie's story starts at 1:27.

https://vimeo.com/510065593

- #28 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #7 Michael Price Part 1

 #28 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #7 Michael Price Part 1

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:13:01.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Michael's story starts at 4:40.

https://vimeo.com/505849359

- #29 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #8 Michael Price Part 2

 #29 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #8 Michael Price Part 2

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 51:43.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Michael's story starts at 3:15.

https://vimeo.com/515077393

- #30 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #9 David Layman

 #30 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #9 David Layman

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:18:12.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, David's story starts at 7:30.

https://vimeo.com/527175314

- #31 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #10 Adam Graycar

 #31 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #10 Adam Graycar

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:09:58.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Adam's story starts at 5:37.

https://vimeo.com/530212673

- #32 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #11 - Lionel Bomzon

 #32 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #11 - Lionel Bomzon

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:24:30.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Lionel's story starts at 2:50.

NOTE: low volume recording - adjust your volume levels for playback.

https://vimeo.com/535723723

- #33 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #12 - David Golomb

 #33 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #12 - David Golomb

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:26:26.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, David's story starts at 10:22.

https://vimeo.com/540515954

- #34 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #13 Danny Rosing - Part 2

 #34 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #13 Danny Rosing - Part 2

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:13:53.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Danny's story starts at 15:06.

https://vimeo.com/552750006

- #35 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #14 Sid Agranoff

 #35 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #14 Sid Agranoff

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:09:20.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Sid's story starts at 6:37.

https://vimeo.com/571509090

- #36 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #15 Ed Adamek

 #36 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #15 Ed Adamek

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:39:13.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Ed's story starts at 10:26..

https://vimeo.com/579033694

- #37 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #16 Miriam Briggs

 #37 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #16 Miriam Briggs

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:20:53.

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Miriam's story starts at 0:55. 

For those in attendance, there were some internet problems and I have edited the record to include Miriam's video.
At about 3 minutes in there is the disruption, then the full video starts again.  Following on is Miriam talking about her life. Some small bits are repeated so bear with us.

https://vimeo.com/595318652


- #38 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #17 John Ziegler

 #38 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #17 John Ziegler

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 22:24. (The presentation slides made by John have been excluded by agreement.)

For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, John's story starts at about 2:00. 

https://vimeo.com/617883571/bc87d28c33

- #39 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #18 Geoff Williamson

 #39 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #18 Geoff Williamson

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:12:41.
For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Geoff's story starts at about 7:21. 

https://vimeo.com/642671348

- #40 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #19 Harry Stuart

 #40 2021 - Celebration Meeting - #19 Harry Stuart

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:25:08.
For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Harry's story starts at about 8:06. 

https://vimeo.com/658267471

- #41 2022 - Celebration Meeting - #20 Ian Groden

 #41 2022 - Celebration Meeting - #20 Ian Groden

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:07:00.
For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Ian's story starts at about 3:44. 

https://vimeo.com/670729504

- #42 2022 - Celebration Meeting - #21 Henry Ben Ezra

 #42 2022 - Celebration Meeting - #21 Henry Ben Ezra

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:12:42.
For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Henry's story starts at about 7:30. 

https://vimeo.com/684557007

- #43 2022 - Celebration Meeting - #22 Dov Rosenfeld

 #43 2022 - Celebration Meeting - #22 Dov Rosenfeld

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:01:30.
For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Dov's story starts at about 7:00. 

https://vimeo.com/697864330

- #44 2022 - Celebration Meeting - #23 Les Berger

 #44 2022 - Celebration Meeting - #23 Les Berger

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:34:00.
For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Les' story starts at about 4:35. 

https://vimeo.com/717258688


- #45 2022 - Celebration Meeting - #24 Ron Isaacs

 #45 2022 - Celebration Meeting - #24 Ron Isaacs

Background: see description for #22 above.

Duration of the video: 1:14:00.
For those who wish to bypass the opening chatter amongst friends, Ron's story starts at about 1:40. 

https://vimeo.com/729806314

Listed in chronological order