From Australia’s Jewish Past: Elias Solomon Fremantle Pioneer First published in J-Wire May 2, 2023 Elias Solomon was born on 2 September 1839 in London, the youngest child of Leah and Moss Solomon. The family migrated to Australia, arriving in Sydney on 19 January 1841, but moving on in March to Adelaide, sailing on the …
FROM AUSTRALIAS JEWISH PAST
Newman Hirsh Rosenthal (1898-1986) was a pioneering educator, filmmaker and author. He wrote institutional histories and biographies (including that of Sir Albert Coates and Sir Charles Lowe), frequently contributed to daily newspapers, and reviewed many books about Jewish history and culture.
Elias Blaubaum was a most inspirational and outstanding member of the Melbourne Jewish Community as Minister of the St Kilda Hebrew Congregation for thirty-one years and editor of the Jewish Herald for almost twenty-five.
Judah Solomon was elected as an Alderman to Adelaide City Council in 1852, holding the position until late 1854, when he resigned, moving then to England for health reasons.
From Australia’s Jewish Past: Frances Barkman teacher and welfare worker First published in J-Wire January 17, 2023 Frances Barkman was born in in Kyev Russia in March 1885. Her father was a teacher of Hebrew. The family migrated to Melbourne in 1891 and she was educated at Rathdowne Street State School and the Melbourne Training …
From Australia’s Jewish Past: Maximilian Hirsch leading light in the colony’s free-trade movement First published in J-Wire January 10, 2023 Maximilion Hirsch was born in Cologne, in the German state of Prussia, on 21 September 1852. He was educated at the local primary and secondary school but it appears that was the end of his …
Rosa Smith nee Enriques was born in Jamaica, the descendant of Sephardi Pirates. She worked tirelessly for the Fremantle community, founding The Sailors’ Rest, an organisation designed to provide opportunities for seamen to spend their leisure hours in comfortable and inviting surroundings.
As President of the National Council of Jewish Women of Victoria from 1933 to 1936, Lilian “Leah” Kloot was closely involved with all that the organisation stood for and was a role model for many.
In 1903 Constance “Connie” Ellis became the first woman to graduate from the University of Melbourne Medical School.
Louis Pulver was a musical stalwart of the community, acting as choirmaster and master of ceremonies. He occasionally gave sermons when the Chief Rabbi – Rev Alexander Davis – was away. Sabbath afternoon services for children were a highlight with children gathering from the local community.