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JNF TOURING DAY SUNDAY MARCH 18TH 2012 leaving 9:00 am from Hungry Jack's Mt.Ommaney Shopping centre

Join us as we cr oss the bord er in sea rch of some o f Australia ’s uniqu e natural wonders !

➔ ➔ VISIT: • The Rock Pools – Mt. Warning Enjoy: • Hare Krishna Visit – Vegetarian Lunch Marvel at: • The Glow Worms – Natural Arch Cost: $20 per car includes Tree Certificate to offset carbon footprint for the day RSVP (essential for catering) to Emily (JNF Office) at 3353 3810 or email jnfqld@jnfaustralia.com.au For Detailed information go to www.jnf.org.au home page

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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND OF AUSTRALIA INC is proud to announce the

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STATE BLUE BOX WORKERS OF THE YEAR 2011

Fund Queensland

❥Bessie Krell zl – South Australia ❥Peta Birnbaum – Victoria ❥Alex Selig OAM – New South Wales ❥David Jacobs – Queensland ❥and Martin Glick – Western Australia

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BESSIE KRELL ZL of South Australia & PETA BIRNHAUM of Victoria have been selected as JOINT NATIONAL BLUE BOX WORKERS OF 2011. Their names will be engraved on the Dedicatory Wall at Misgav adjacent to the Blue Box Monument in Galil Australia, built in tribute to Australia’s Blue Box supporters.

David Jacobs George Frey OAM

Each year, the JNF in Australia acknowledges the top collectors in each state by selecting a National Blue Box Worker of the Year whose name is then inscribed for all to see in perpetuity at a special Monument erected to Blue Box workers in Park Australia in the Misgav region of the Galilee.

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The JNF National Board has selected the late Bessie Krell z"l who Bessie Krell was a staunch Blue Box collector in Adelaide and Peta Birnbaum of Melbourne as joint National Blue Box Workers of the Year for 2011.

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For 110 years, Jews all over the world have contributed their pounds, dollars, roubles, forints, zlotys and other coins into a little blue box from which sprung the modern Jewish State of Israel. hose who will have paid attention to the stories told of this little tin will know that much of the successes of Israel are founded on land purchased by the Jewish National Fund through money placed in the famous Blue Box by ourselves, our parents, our grandparents and their parents too.

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Even at the age of 92, and not long before Bessie unfortunately passed away, she was still concerned about completing her Blue Box round. What an example of dedication and commitment! It is for this very reason that the National Board felt that Bessie should be honoured posthumously for her amazing contribution to JNF over her lengthy life.

Today Blue Box money creates roads, water facilities, land reclamation, playgrounds, facilities for the physically challenged and a whole myriad of other worthy activities undertaken by the JNF in Israel for the benefit of those who live there and indeed for the benefit of Jews throughout the world.

However, the board was also struck by another nominee for the award, Peta Birnbaum of Melbourne who serves not only JNF but also the NCJWA. Many of us complain about having too much to do but Peta is not one of them. Not only is she an avid collector during the Blue Box Campaigns, but she also volunteers to participate in the mop-up telephone calls that bring in the last few dollars each campaign that have helped ensure that JNF Australia is the most successful Blue Box country in the world and that is a fact!

Whilst every coin or note placed in the Blue Box achieves miracles, it is not just the person who places this money in the tin who makes a difference to the landscape and lifestyle of Israel. There is someone who comes in between and it is this someone - the Blue Box collector - who ensures that the money we place in the Blue Box reaches its destination - a worthy project undertaken by the JNF in Israel.

JNF National President Michael Naphtali said "The Blue Box has been the symbol of hope for the Jewish People for 110 years. JNF turns that hope into reality and we salute our Blue Box contributors and especially our 2011 Joint National Blue Box Workers of the Year for ensuring that JNF can continue to make a difference to the lives of those who live in Israel whilst strengthening the connection to our homeland for those who don't"

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SHALOM IS CHANGING Dear SHALOM Readers, for just on 48 years, since 1964, SHALOM Magazine has come to you as a traditional paper based publication. We now have new technology available which will enable us to bring your magazine to you, and to our Community, in new and exciting ways, using electronic formats and all the benefits that this brings. Our new Editorial team will be advising you of the new SHALOM format in the near future. As well as offering new graphics, and new features, we will be advancing our environmental concerns by saving paper and trees. An added bonus to all of our present and future readers is that you may be able to access future editions of SHALOM at no charge to you, with the possibility of our reduced production and printing costs being met by advertising and grants.

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE There comes a time when you know that a change is needed. We have come to that time. This March issue is our last as sole Editors of SHALOM. We are stepping down from this task and all that is involved in the production and managing of SHALOM Magazine. The JNF editorial committee as you have read is now working through finding a new format for SHALOM as it transitions from a printed magazine to an online magazine and we will be available to assist in this transition in any way we can. Lorraine first started with SHALOM working with our dear friend and founding Editor George Frey when she managed the SZC/JNF/UIA office between 1998 and 2005. In 2005 when Rabbi Uri Themal OAM was the JNF president he decided for various reasons at the time to move the JNF office to the Gold Coast and we decided that SHALOM should remain in Brisbane and the only way to do this was for it to move to our townhouse where it has remained ever since. Not only have we managed the editing and production of SHALOM but also the finances and advertising associated with it. At times it has been all encompassing and consuming. It is a task we accepted willingly knowing SHALOM required effort, energy and a deadline that always had to be met - a deadline that took on a life of its own as we adjusted our lives around it. We were prepared to do this for the community and to continue the vision of George Frey who founded SHALOM 48 years ago in 1964. We are very proud to have been involved with SHALOM for so long and it has been most rewarding

For those of our community who do not have ready access to the internet, we hope to be able to offer limited numbers of printed copies of each edition at a reasonable cost. We will be continuing our proud SHALOM tradition, building on the foundations established by our founding editor George Frey OAM as we move into our next exciting phase, and reach out to our 50th year of publication for you and our community. Thank you for your support in the past, and we look forward to our Magazine’s future and your future readership and support. PLEASE GO TO OUR NEW WEBSITE www.shalommagazine.org.au and provide contact email details for yourself, and your family members, so you will be among the first in our community to hear of, and see, the new and exciting face of SHALOM MAGAZINE.

and enjoyable – we certainly gave it our all and took pride in our efforts and what we were contributing to the community as a whole. But we now need a change. So to our many SHALOM friends ‘thank you’ and we know you will look forward with anticipation to the new version of SHALOM Magazine. There are two people we must give a very large Thank You. They are our graphics artist Fred Bogusz and Greg Young from Kwik Kopy. Fred has been there with us through long hours and sometimes difficult moments with deadlines and the inevitable computer problems but we always got SHALOM out no matter what. And to Greg – how would we have managed without you – you came to our home after work every month to deliver the proof for SHALOM and collect everything else from us needed for the printing of SHALOM. You were always available to us .Without Greg’s extra care for us and SHALOM it would have been near on impossible for us, working fulltime, to have produced your community magazine. So our very special appreciation to you both for the effort and the friendship. Without you it would not have been possible for SHALOM to have had a home. To George Frey our relationship and friendship has deepened with every year we have worked together on SHALOM – your advice, counsel and support has been greatly appreciated – and valued. If anyone has any questions regarding SHALOM please feel free to contact us as before. During the transition we will be on hand to assist in any way we can and will forward any items for SHALOM to the JNF editorial team. Lorraine and David Jacobs Managing Editors 1998 - 2012

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LORE ZUSMAN JNF’S HUMAN DYNAMO When Lore Zusman thinks outside the box, you can be sure that the only thought that crosses her mind are the outstanding contributions that have not yet filled the Blue Boxes she works to fill so tirelessly. For more than 40 years, Lore has been at the forefront of the JNF’s Perth Blue Box collections, in fact more than being at the forefront, Lore has been and remains the driving force behind JNF WA having one of the most enviable collection statistics in the whole world. But it is more than Blue Box that has influenced the JNF Australia National Board to name this year’s prestigious Stephen Gerstl Misgav Scholarship – JNF Australia’s highest honour – in the name of Lore Zusman. It is in recognition of a woman who was sent out of pre-war Germany on a kinder transport and who made a new and successful life in Australia but still found the time to work hard for Israel as a volunteer and drive others to follow her outstanding example of action rather than words. Edwin Glasenberg, JNF WA State President and National Board member said “Lore is a hard task master. She constantly cajoles our committee and collectors to do better and we are all inspired by her example and dedication.” Each year, the JNF awards the Stephen Gerstl Misgav Scholarship in honour of a JNF supporter – not necessarily financially – whose efforts and contributions ensure the success of JNF in Australia and KKL in Israel. Past recipients include such communal stalwarts as Sir Asher Joel z”l, Max Freilich z”l, Frank Lowy AC, Harry Triguboff AO and the late Stephen Gerstl himself – a former JNF Federal Director who was a legend in his lifetime. Lore joins the ranks of these illustrious individuals because of the difference she makes to JNF in Australia and because of the example she sets to old and young alike. “I have been supporting Israel since I was 9 years old and I encourage all Jews no matter their age to continue to support Israel because without Israel, we are nothing” said Lore. “I have visited Israel numerous times in my life – probably 25 times - and after each visit, I am amazed at the progress that JNF has made in uplifting life there” she concluded.

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PRAYERS AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE Rabbi Mosheh Serebryanski speaking at the Interfaith Prayer Service at Parliament House on the 13th February 2012. The Speaker The Hon John Mickel is amused with the Rabbi’s observations on politics. This was the last Interfaith event under the current Speaker who was presented with an award by QJBD Vice President David Paratz at the Multi Faith Centre on the 5th February by the Interfaith Communities of Queensland.

JNF GUESSING COMPETITION RESULTS QUEENSLAND WINNERS WERE: PAUL & HELEN TESAR AND TONY & SALLY LEVERTON We thank all other Guessing Competition participants for their support of the JNF.

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JEWISH AGED LIVING

kitchen, an outdoor pool, a BBQ area, and outdoor recreational areas. Residents of the Retirement village will have full access to these communal facilities.

Dear fellow member of the community, In the year 2004 the Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies were entrusted with substantial funds from the estate of the late HaroldJohn Unger of blessed memory for the purpose “to assist in building a home for aged people of the Jewish faith” he Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies is calling a meeting in March at which the following four options regarding how to disburse the funds will be proposed:

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(a) Use just under 3/4 of the funds to purchase a three-storied six unit apartment block in Juliette St. Greenslopes, and retain the balance for future projects, or (b) Use all of the funds to build ten to twelve additional units at Burbank as set out below, or (c) Use just under 3/4 of the funds to purchase the six Greenslopes units, and spend just over 1/4 to build three additional units at Burbank, or (d) Not spend any of the funds at this time. A contract has been signed for the purchase of the Greenslopes units subject to the outcome of the upcoming meeting at which representatives of all affiliate organisations of the Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies will vote in this regard. A growing number of members of the community have expressed the concern that the purchase of the Greenslopes units, either by itself or in conjunction with further units at Burbank, does not adequately meet the provision of a home for aged people, nor does it maximise use of the “Unger” funds. The following proposal from Queensland Jewish Retirement Village Inc. supports the option to spend all the funds at Burbank, and presents many advantages both in magnitude and scope of what may be achieved with the use of the funds available. PURPOSE. The purpose of this proposal is to maximize use of the funds bequeathed by the late John Harold Unger OBM to further develop the land and facilities already owned by the Jewish Community of Queensland at Burbank to produce a quality home for aged people of the Jewish faith in a Jewish environment. PROJECT. A purpose built Jewish retirement village – This proposal is for the construction of ten to twelve self-contained, one-level, modern two-bedroom units, as an extension to the six existing one-bedroom units on the communally owned Burbank property. The units will be complimented by beautifully landscaped gardens, additional outdoor lighting with residents safety in mind, and ample car parking for both residents and their visitors. This will result in an extended Queensland Jewish Retirement Village complex comprising a combination of sixteen to eighteen one and two bedroom units. The Queensland Jewish Retirement Village is situated on a sizable block of land adjacent to the Jewish Communal Centre Queensland, which incorporates a communal hall, a commercial

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Sinai College and the Burbank Community Childcare are also located within the grounds of the Jewish Communal Centre Queensland. LOCATION. The village is a mere ten minute drive to Garden City, fifteen minutes to Sunnybank Private and Queen Elizabeth II Hospitals and Carindale shopping centre. Twenty minutes to the city and the Bay and a mere few minutes from the Pacific Highway leading to the Gold and Sunshine coasts. A bus will be available to facilitate a schedule of regular departures to and from central destinations such as the above shopping centres or the CBD. A bus stop is located less than one hundred metres from the complex which provides a direct hourly service to Garden City. SERVICES. It is planned that the services of a casual Social Worker will be secured who would initiate programs and activities for the residents and co-ordinate visits from outside medical and nursing service providers. The existing swimming pool will be upgraded by the provision of solar heating and any other necessary improvements to provide easier pool access for the aged. An onsite caretaker will be responsible for the day to day maintenance and repairs of the facility as well as to act on emergencies. Arrangements for the provision of Kosher goods and prepared meals will be made available through the Communal Centre Kosher kitchen. OWNERSHIP AND OPERATION. The Queensland Jewish Retirement Village Inc. is owned by the Jewish Community of Queensland. Responsibility for the Operation of the Project and ongoing management of the Queensland Jewish Retirement Village will rest with its Board of management which will consist of prominent community members, all of whom will act on a voluntary basis. Units will be available for rent at a price determined by the managing board. Rental income will be allocated for ongoing services, maintenance, improvement and extensions to the Queensland Jewish Retirement Village and such facilities used by the residents. Conclusion The above proposal presents a unique opportunity to greatly assist in building a home for aged Jewish people in our community. We beseech you to please demonstrate your support for the Queensland Jewish Retirement Village proposal in its entirety by contacting our various communal organization representatives and urging them to vote for the above proposal. A petition is also being circulated among the community in this regard. Please contact any of the below or email QJRVPetition@gmail.com to sign the petition or forward your comments. Stan Been, Mark Dindas, Noga Erlbaum, Dr Michel Fried, Rabbi Levi Jaffe, Emmanuel Meschers, Lewis Saragossi, Michael Tarlo. Queensland Jewish Retirement Village Inc.

The views expressed above are not necessarily representative of any particular communal organization. The views expressed above do not necessarily reflect the views of SHALOM MAGAZINE, nor its editors or publishers.

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WIZO REPORT

WIZO OPERATES MORE THAN 173 DAYCARE CENTRES IN 76 CITIES.

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NEXT MEETING TUESDAY MARCH 13TH 7:3O PM AT THE HOME OF GINA SOLOMON 23 GLENEAGLE STREET KENMORE TELEPHONE 3878 2105

NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY 28TH MARCH 10:30 AM. AT THE HOME OF ROSA HOGAN 6/233 WELLINGTON RD EAST BRISBANE. TELEPHONE 3393 I851

GUEST SPEAKER JENNY CROSS - JENNY WAS A NURSE IN THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CAMPS IN HONG KONG AND WILL SPEAK ABOUT HER LIFE AND EXPERIENCES IN THESE CAMPS.

GUEST SPEAKER PAM HUPPERT “WHO DO YOU THINK I AM?'' PLEASE BRING OLD PHOTOS OF YOURSELVES AND YOUR FAMILY SO WE CAN VIEW THE GROUPS HISTORY.

INVITATION TO HUSBANDS & FRIENDS - ALL WELCOME. For enquiries and transport please telephone Evelyn 3245 3040, Sylvia 3279 0176

For enquiries and transport telephone Leah 3871 3186

With warm Wizo greetings Evelyn

With warm Wizo greetings Leah

Every WIZO women should include WIZO in her Will.

Jamie Rother, Ursula Czubala & David McNamee

the Israel Pocket Facts Booklet, Bamba and Bissli, and other goodies, alongside every other group at UQ. AUJS re-energized is fabulous news, and such good PR, not only for AUJS, but for Israel and Queensland wider Jewry. Jamie Rother, acting as treasurer, agrees that any positive PR we can generate, especially before the AntiIsrael Apartheid (sic) Week raises its ugly head again later in the year, is well worth the time and effort involved. Jamie explained further that the newly-forming Committee plans to open up and advertise membership of AUJS to new Jewish and overseas /International Jewish students as well and also aims to raise awareness of Jewish life on campus for all students. If they reach their critical number mass target, they will be entitled to assistance in accordance with other Uni special interest groups. We hope this will happen soon. All Jewish students in Queensland at University or TAFE anywhere in Queensland are now targeted as potential members.

AUJS QLD, REINVIGORATED Last year QJBD sponsored a special dinner for AUJS students, hoping to assist the reinvigoration of the organisation in Queensland. ow, as the University year begins and Orientation Week brings a gamut of clubs, activities, groups and interests vying for attention and consideration, QJBD were delighted to be able to financially co-sponsor AUJS QLD for inclusion in this event at UQ.

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Leading the re-invigoration of AUJS Qld are David McNamee, Jamie Rother, and Ursula Czubala, who organised AUJS inclusion in the 'Market Day' event, gave out limonana and bottled water, and cloth bags containing

In addition, the group would like to hear from anyone who would like to offer their home for a Shabbat dinner to the AUJS students as a group one Friday night, with the aim of AUJS attending perhaps 5 different homes, for this purpose. It will be a social get-together, with students deciding the agenda, the format of the evening and the where-to-after, and the hosts providing the dinner and venue. This is your opportunity to support this group in a heimishe way. Please contact Jamie if you would like to do this, on 0438680375. Esther Oliver has already offered her home for this inaugural event and can be contacted for more information.

Yishar Koach, and may QLD AUJS go from strength to strength!

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Connecting the Community

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This message is to notify you of the Maccabi Qld Inc. Annual General Meeting that will take place on Sunday April 1st at 11am at the Brisbane Shule Margaret Street. You may have already received an email as you are all invited to become a part of a fantastic organisation in Queensland that is designed to "connect the community". The recent successful Junior carnival held here is a testament to what a great community we have here in Queensland. You are all part of the community and as such you are all invited to be part of the organising committee or just become a financial member to support the growth here. I know many of you have great ideas and we would appreciate hearing those ideas which would improve the community. I first become involved with the Maccabi committee in Queensland when I was 18 years old as I felt I had something to say. I now ask some of our younger Queenslanders to also become part of the planning of the future of Qld Maccabi.

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Apart from social events to be held there is also a Maccabi Touch Football team planned for this year in the UQ touch football season. I look forward to a great year ahead and the continued growth of Maccabi Queensland and our whole community

Romina Ruth & Daniel Judah Gould at their wedding in Israel.

Sincerely Joshua Magnus - President Maccabi Qld Inc.

Daniel is the son of Kathy and Paul Gould. 24 Tunba St Enoggera 4051. Tel 0411178955

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Visit Paul Myers or his Staff at Carindale for the friendliest & most attentive service & advice - Shop 1119 Westfield Carindale (opposite Big W & next door to Zorbas Hair & Wig Centre)

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Book Launch On Sunday 26th February at a pre-launch sponsored by NCJWA Brisbane Section and Brisbane Progressive Jewish Congregation Brisbane author

DR DAVID REITER read from his new book My Planets a fictive memoir telling the story of his growing up as an only child after being adopted from a Jewish orphanage at 2 years of age, to the reunion with his biological family 50 years on. This was a most entertaining and informative presentation and most moving were the verses David read from his book. David answered many question posed by those attending with frankness and humour. The official launch of My Planets will take place in Brisbane during March and NCJW and BPJC were proud to bring this special preview to the community.

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published by Pale Fire Press - $16.99 With You, Fascinating You, Germaine Shames tells the hidden War Time Story behind the love song of the same name that was inspired by Hungarian Jewish Ballerina Margit Wolf who was separated from her Italian and sent to Auschwitz. The drama she experienced on the Ballet stage was dwarfed by her tragic real life events that culminated into decades of separation. The story surfaced when Shames was sent a video-taped oral history by Wolf’s son and resulted in five years of research while writing the heartfelt saga.

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S O C I A L LY Y O U R S Well loved and respected former Brisbane friend MIRIAM OCHERT Melbourne will have her birthday on the 14th of March and may we wish her good health and much Naches from her family. We deeply regret the passing of her husband Morris of blessed memory. Welcome back to Brisbane our good friend DOMINIC (Joseph Yitzchak ) SCACHERI on his return from several years in Canberra. May he find lots of happiness among his friends and be again a well respected member of our community. Heartiest congratulations, Mazel Tov to our Melbourne friend HARRY ENGEL, who on March 5 celebrated his birthday. Once a former Brisbane resident and member of the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation, we wish him well and many future years of good health and family happiness. Wishing well known and respected communal friend PEPSI SHEFTZ a very happy birthday for March 12 and many returns of the day in health and happiness.

Our very good communal friend EMIL HALBREICH will celebrate his birthday on March 17 and may we wish him Refuah Shleima for a good recovery. Having reached that wonderful age of 89 we wish him well and many healthy and happy years to come. We are indeed sorry having had to say good bye to our dear friends SHON TAMAR AND AMY DAHL who have left for ISRAEL with all our best wishes for their future life together.

Thank You Miriam Ochert, together with Nonny Gordon and David Ochert and their families, wish to express sincere appreciation to Rabbi Levi Jaffe, John Goldman and to dear family, friends and members of the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation, for the kind and comforting messages of sympathy received on the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather MORRIS OCHERT OAM. In particular, the moving Shloshim tribute to Morris by the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation and all the community organizations will never be forgotten.

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Heartiest congratulation Mazel Tov to our well respected communal friend HENRY HUPPERT who will celebrate his birthday on March 22. May he and his wife Pam continue to be wonderful assets to our community and we wish them well. Wishing our well loved and respected former communal friend ANN TURNER (Melbourne) a wonderful birthday for March 24 and many future years of health and family happiness. Although very much missed in the Brisbane community , we are happy to know that their move south was to their entire satisfaction. May we wish you Ann a hearty Mazel Tov from all your friends in Brisbane. Wishing well loved communal friend CATHY BARR a wonderful extended stay in Israel and every happiness in the Holy Land. Being a great supporter of our community, we wish her well and in time a safe return. A hearty Mazel Tov to our dear friends DAVID and DOROTHY KNIBBE on a safe arrival of another granddaughter born in the UK to their daughter Miriam and husband John. May she grow up in good health to be a most wonderful addition to the Knibbe family.

C O N S E C R AT I O N A consecration of the Tombstone erected in loving memory of ELANA YARDENA MOSS will be held on Sunday 1st April 2012 1:00 pm at the Mt Gravatt Cemetery. Would you please reserve the date. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.

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South Brisbane Hebrew Congregation 4 6 B U N YA S T R E E T. , G R E E N S L O P E S

Ph: (07) 3397 9025 Gilad Goldman 0401 469 709 SHABBAT SERVICES: Friday 6.15 pm, Sat 9.15 am Children’s Service on the first Shabbat of each month – commencing at 10.20 am MAJOR FESTIVALS: Details as advertised in “Shalom”

Queensland Jewish Community Services Inc

Brisbane Progressive Jewish Congregation Shabbat Services 10am – first and third Shabbat of each month. Coorparoo School of Arts 208-210 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo. Cheder 9.30am – 11.45am Sunday* Gan Gani Kindergarten, 691–695 Fig Tree Pocket Rd (*Two Sundays a month – for dates see BPJC website) Kabbalat Shabbat and Festival information: www.bpjc.org.au Enquiries to: Tel: 0419 267 529 or Email: bpjc@bpjc.org.au PO Box 841, Coorparoo, Qld 4151

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BRISBANE HEBREW CONGREGATION 9 8 M A R G A R E T S T R E E T, B R I S B A N E

REGULAR SERVICES - FRIDAY EVENING: Mincha 5.45pm • Ma’ariv 6.00pm • Shabbat Morning 9.00am Kiddush is held after Shabbat morning service. REGULAR WEEKDAY SERVICES: Mon and Thurs at 6.00am

Synagogue Office: Telephone 3229 3412

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Membership: Stan Been 0410 437 930

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Your JNF bequest will ensure that Kaddish is said in Jerusalem on your Yahrzeit...

have the Will to build Israel’s future JNF understands the personal nature of bequest enquiries, strict confidentiality is always assured. For obligation-free details please contact Len Mahemoff on 02 9386 9559 or visit the JNF website: www.jnf.org.au/donate

(07) 3229 3412 to make appropriate arrangements for collection. Sick Visitation: Please phone Rabbi Levi Jaffe 3843 6770, 0419 136 451 or 3221 1695

Children’s Service: Third Shabbas of the month. Shabbas Discussions: Shiurim, Study Group conducted by Rabbi Levi Jaffe 8.30am to 9.00am each Shabbas prior to Service.

BEIT KNESSET SHALOM Synagogue at 13 Koolatah Street Camp Hill President: Laurie Rosenblum OAM Services Shabbat and Festivals Masorti/Conservative Minyan For details of our services please refer to our website www.bks.org.au Cheder, Wedding and Funeral enquiries should be directed to: PO Box 355 Acacia Ridge Q 4110 Or phone 33988843 or email: info@bks.org.au email: info@bks.org.au

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QUEENSLAND ORGANISATIONS

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BRISBANE

BRISBANE - REGULAR EVENTS

AUJS – 0431 296 215 - Ronen 0423 636 226

Community Diary Bookings – Kathy Gould 3411 3664 Mob: 0402 497 413 Email: kathygould45@msn.com

Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce – 3821 4460 or 0412 995 268 Betar – Aidin Davidson 0478 146 299 - email:qld@betar.org.au - www.betar.org.au Chabad & Jewish Educational Institute - 33426362 - www.ChabadBrisbane.com Chevra Kadisha – 3366 1183 or 0412 192 129 - www.bck.net.au Communal Centre Burbank – Lewis 0419 705 417 Friends of Sinai College – Gerry 0419 704 224 Gan Gani Kindergarten & Preschool – 3378 9233

WIZO Aviva: 2nd Tuesday each Month (n) WIZO Hadassim Sharon: 4th Wednesday each month (d) NCJW Meeting: 3rd Monday 7.30pm UBHEQ: after school Cheder - 3.15pm to 4.45pm. Indooroopilly SS (Wed) Contact Tony Leverton Cheder Co-ordinator tonysal@bigpond.net.au. QJBD: 4th Wednesday every 2nd month

Jewish National Fund Qld – Office 3353 3810 or 3848 8581 - jnfqld@jnfaustralia.com.au

GOLD COAST - REGULAR EVENTS

Maccabi Qld – 0411 178 955 or 3355 5171

NCJW meeting: First Monday each month 7:30 pm. Barbara 0412 377488

NCJWA – Bris Section -3878 7838 or 3345 9509 – www.ncjwa.org.au QAJEX – David 3719 5185 Qld Jewish Board of Deputies – 0406 692491 – Security Pager 3830 5900 - www.jewishqld.com QLD Kosher Kitchen dvorahjaffe@bigpond.com or 0430 321 314 Qld Jewish Community Services – 0423 194 737

Temple Shalom: Office 5570 1716 - Services: Erev Shabbat 6:30 pm Shabbat morning 10:00 am - Cheder: Sundays 9:30 am to 12:00 noon - Oneg Shabbat: 2nd Friday each month following evening service; - Se’udat Shabbat: Last Shabbat each month following Torah service - Groovy Movers exercises: Mon & Wed 10:00 am – 12 noon Fri 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Rose’s Army – 3345 9509 State Zionist Council Qld – 3229 4462 – www.szcqld.org.au – www.zfa.com.au Sinai College – 3349 9088 United Israel Appeal Qld – 3229 4462 – www.kh-uia.org.il WIZO – 3715 6562 – www.wizoaustralia.org.au

GOLD COAST

Gold Coast Hebrew Congregation – All enquiries 5570 1851 - Friday Night Live – Uplifting Service every Friday Night – 5:30pm - Shabbat Kiddush - Following the service every Shabbat at 9:00am - Kabbala and Jewish Mysticism – Journey of the Soul Monday evening at 7:30pm - Talmud Classes - Thursday evening at 7:30pm - Talmud Torah Cheder - Sunday 9:30 – 11:30am - Women Monthly Rosh Chodesh night

Gold Coast Hebrew Congregation – 5570 1851 – www.goldcoasthc.org.au Gold Coast Jewish Community Council – 0432 893 862 Friends of Hebrew University – 5539 0632 www.austfhu.org.au Magen David Adom – 5539 0632

FESTIVALS & PORTIONS 0F THE MONTH

Temple Shalom Gold Coast – 55701716 – www.templeshalomgoldcoast.org.au

MARCH

U S E F U L C O N TA C T S Embassy of Israel - http://Canberra.gov.il Israel Ministry of Tourism - www.tourism.gov.il Israel Trade Commission (Sydney) - www.israeltrade.org.au

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BEFORE KINDLING THE SABBATH CANDLES................

REMEMBER ISRAEL THROUGH YOUR BLUE BOX

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Tuesday 6 Thursday 8 Friday 9 Saturday 10 Saturday 17 Saturday 24 Saturday 31

Fast of Esther PURIM Shushan Purim Kithissa Vayyakhel Pekudey Blessing of the Moon Rosh Hachodesh Nissan Vayyikra Shabbat Hagadol Tzav

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Shalom March 2012  

The March 2012 edition of the QLD JNF magazine Shalom

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