This post is an extract from the article “The Jews” published in The Tasmanian, 20th September 1839, regarding the celebration of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonment, by the small contingent of Jews in Van Diemans Land.
FROM AUSTRALIAS JEWISH PAST
From Australia’s Jewish Past: Sir Benjamin Benjamin a Victorian community pioneer First published in J-Wire July 12, 2022 Benjamin Benjamin was born on 2 September 1834 in London, the eldest son of Moses and Catherine. The family emigrated to Melbourne arriving on 29 December 1843. Once finished school, he joined his father and brother Elias …
Gertrude Bodenwieser revolutionised the modern dance scene in Australia. Fleeing the horrors of the Nazi assault on Europe, she made Australia her home in 1939 and the ballet company she founded has been described as “the first truly influential modern dance company in Australia”.
The stereotype of the Jewish mother has bedevilled society for generations. This post honours seven extraordinary Jewish Australian women who, as well as having children, contributed to Australian society in other siginifcant ways.
From Australia’s Jewish Past: Harold Boas Architect, Town Planner and Community Leader First published in J-Wire March 29, 2022 Harold Boas was born 27 September 1883 in Adelaide, the third son of ten children of Abraham and Elizabeth Boas. He was educated at Whinham and Prince Alfred Colleges in Adelaide and went on to study …
South Australian Rabbi Abraham Tobias Boas (1842-1923) was born into a family of distinguished Jewish scholars and ministers who had fled from Poland to Holland late in the seventeenth century.
Roy Levy was born in 1906 in Sydney. His sporting career took off between 1924 and 1928 when he played cricket and baseball for the Waverley Club in Sydney. In cricket, he was a left-handed batsman, and in baseball, he was a right-handed medium-pace bowler.
Was Leonard “Jock” Livingston the best Jewish batsman Australia ever produced?
From Australia’s Jewish Past: Samuel Burmister SPORTSMAN & SIDESHOW STRONGMAN First published in J-Wire February 24, 2022 Samuel (Sam) Burmister, was born in Estonia in 1897 and participated in the 1912 Olympics for Russia as a wrestler With the situation in Russia worsening for Jews, he set off on a world tour ending up in …
The son of a Jewish tailor, Albert Aaron Rosenfeld, known as ‘’Rozzy’’, was born on 28 July 1885. He pioneered Australian Rugby League, as a foundation player in the New South Wales Rugby Football League.