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 …
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.
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.
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.
Born in South Africa in 1907, Myer Rosenblum migrated to Australia with his family in 1914. He was an all-round sportsman, with a passion for rugby. He was part of the momentous Wallabies tour to the Northern Hemisphere in 1927 and in 1928.