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.
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.
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 …