Past Events 2019


2018 Annual General Meeting

Guest Speaker: Monsignor Kevin Long PhD, Priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth

Topic:  The Christian debt to the Jewish tradition of praying the psalms

Evening Worship with the Winthrop Singers, St George's College Chapel followed by a Fireside Chat with Ms Helen Bryant

Ms Helen Bryant was born in London to Bohemian refugees who survived the Shoah. Helen made Aliyah to Israel and then in 1973 emigrated to Australia. She is now a teacher, leader and Life Member at Temple David Congregation, Mount Lawley.

Interviewer, historian Brian Wills-Johnson is a Honorary Life Member and former President of St George's College.

Article: St George's Fireside Chat

  Helen Bryant and Interviewer, Brian Wills-Johnson

Ms Helen Bryant and Interviewer, Mr Brian Wills-Johnson

*Articles and photos kindly supplied by St George's College

Film Afternoon: Ushpizin

Ushpzin (roughly translated to "holy guests") is a revelatory and humorous look at the daily lives of ultra-Orthodox Jews in modern-day Israel. Disarmingly funny, the film startles in its universality, depicting members of the community in scenes of ordinary living, drinking, smoking, dancing, arguing, reconciling and grappling with their faith.

Directed by Gidi Dar and written by Shuli Rand. The film is released by Picturehouse in 2005 in Hebrew, with English subtitles. Rated PG-13 (strong language and mild violence).

Seminar: Antisemitism: What can we do?
(click on each speaker's name to hear their presentation)

Keynote Speaker:
Anette Adelmann
(sound file 37:35)
Dipl. Theol. (Protestant Theology
), MA (Jewish Studies),
General Secretary, International CCJ, Heppenheim, Germany

Definition of Antisemitism
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)

The Mutation of Antisemitism
Steve Lieblich

Report: Antisemitism: What can we do?

Panel Members:

Steve Lieblich (sound file 10:18)
Director of Public Affairs, Jewish Community Council of Western Australia Inc.

Presentation Notes by Steve Lieblich

Sol Majteles (sound file 3.24)
President, Holocaust Institute of WA Inc.

Simon Millman MLA (sound file 10:36)
WA Labor Member for Mount Lawley

Fr Michael Moore SM (sound file 5:06)
Rector, Redemptoris Mater Seminary, Morley; Committee Member, CCJWA

Q & A Session
(sound file 23:23)

* Photos of guest speakers and panel facilitator, CCJWA Chairperson, The Rev Marie Wilson were kindly supplied by Mr Eric Martin.

In appreciation, CCJWA gifted each speaker with a certificate that represented the planting of new trees in the Jewish National Fund (JNF) forest in the State of Israel. The JNF forest is comprised of over 240 million trees. Notably, Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st Century with more trees than in the 20th Century.

Kristallnacht Commemoration
"Night of Broken Glass"

Guest Speaker: Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC

Topic: Evil creeps back, if good people stand aside


Speaker Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC.
Photo by Vicky Stewart.
The Beasley Auditorium.


Memorial Candles and the Candle of Hope.
Photo by Bruce Wilson.
The Prendiville Middle School Chamber Choir, directed by
David Hicks, accompanied by Warren Bracken,
singing, Inscription of Hope by Z. Randall Stroope.


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