Past Events 2020


Sunday, 9 February

2019 Annual General Meeting

Amendments to Constitution

In accordance with subsection (6) of section 20 of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA), CCJWA members are notified that the Constitution amended 2009 was amended by the Executive Committee in May 2019 under section 200 of the Act (see Constitution effective 26 June 2019). Amendments to the 2009 Constitution may be viewed here.


Following the Business Meeting, two guest speakers students of Carmel School presented on their 2019 study tour, Introducing: Shorashim Carmel Year 10 trip to Israel


Film Afternoon: Resistance (9 August)

Before he was the world-famous mime Marcel Marceau, he was Marcel Mangel, an aspiring Jewish actor who joined the French Resistance to save the lives of thousands of children orphaned at the hands of the Nazis. Jesse Eisenberg stars in this compelling drama about a group of unsung heroes who put themselves in harm's way to rise above hatred and oppression during World War II.

As a young man growing up in Nazi-occupied Europe, Marcel has no intention of getting involved in the war. His life is thrown into upheaval when he is recruited into the French Resistance, putting his acting skills to the ultimate test in teaching orphaned Jewish children how to survive in the horrifying reality of the Holocaust. Based on the inspiring true story, RESISTANCE follows the revolutionary tale of a selfless act that would forever change countless lives.

Evening worship with the Winthrop Singers directed by Nicholas Bannan with Revd Jacob Legarda presiding (Christ Church, Claremont, 24 September)

Kristallnacht Commemoration:
"Night of Broken Glass" (8 November)

Guest Speaker: Prof. Max Kamien MD, AM, CitWA

Topic: Burning, Banning, Boycotting, Editing and Expurgating Books:
The ever-present struggle for Freedom of Speech

Max Kamien was born in North Perth to parents who had emigrated from Poland and Russia. He was fortunate to have attended North Perth State and Perth Modern Schools and the new medical school at UWA, graduating in 1960. He has been a psychiatrist, a hospital physician, a third and fourth world doctor, a rural GP in the back 'o Bourke and for 27 years, the first appointed professor of General Practice in Australia.

VenueSylvia and Harry Hoffman Hall,
              Carmel Primary School, Yokine

Max Kamien's Presentation and PowerPoint
Click here to listen to Max Kamien's presentation

The Maccabean
The Record

Click here to listen to the commencement of the Kristallnacht commemoration:

  • Welcome by Mrs Shula Lazar Principal, Carmel School

  • The Prayer for our Country said by the Hon. Kate Doust MLC

  • Dr Ronniet Orlando and accompanist Helena Cohen-Robertson play a Doina lament based on a 1920 recording of Abe Schwarz (violin) and his daughter Sylvia (piano)

  • Carmel Primary School Choir, accompanied by Michele Galanti, sing Rachem

  • Adi Goldberg of Carmel School sings Sarit Hadad, Sh'ma Yisrael

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