Events 2024

2023 Annual General Meeting
Sunday 25 February 2024

Aviva Freilich
Jews – Chosen for What?
Mary Lockett Hall, Queenslea Drive, Claremont

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Aviva Freilich was educated at Sydney University and was awarded a Master of Laws with First Class honours and the University Medal.

She was Lecturer at Sydney University from 1984-1988 in Commercial and Industrial Law, and after moving to Perth joined the Law School at the University of Western Australia where she attained the rank of Associate Professor, retiring in 2017. She has published numerous articles and several books on Consumer Law as well as on Contract Law. Aviva has been a consultant to the WA Law Reform Commission and was appointed a member of the National Advisory Council for Consumer Affairs [NACCA] (1997-2000).

As the wife of Rabbi Freilich, Aviva has been involved in two synogogues as Rebbitsen – the Maroubra Hebrew Congregation in Sydney (1973-1988) and the Perth Hebrew Congregation (1988-2018). In both synagogues Aviva was involved in initiating and running a diverse range of educational programmes, particularly for women.

Aviva has been associated with many Jewish communal organisations in WA and NSW and is currently involved in the Holocaust Institute of WA. She was also appointed a Vice President of the National Council of Women (1994-1997).

She has four children and 11 grandchildren.

Evening Worship with the Winthrop Singers
Thursday 2 May 2024
St Andrew's Church, 259 Barker Road, Subiaco

The worship will be led by the Revd Peter Manuel, Rector, Anglican Parish of Subiaco. The liturgy for the occasion acknowledges the continuity between Jewish and Christian worship and is sensitively chosen to ensure its appropriateness for those of either faith. It will feature choral works – including several from the Jewish tradition – sung by the Winthrop Singers, directed by Ann Clarke. Following the service (approx. 6.45 pm), the choir and congregation are invited for refreshments (courtesy of St Andrew’s parish) and Trevor Creewel (pictured), new Chairperson of CCJWA, will engage in a ‘fireside chat’ with Revd Peter Manuel.

Micah 4:1-4 spoken by Professor Jeffrey Gordon

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 spoken by Ms Shelley Rush

Rating PG
Duration: 100 minutes

Special Film Screening: GOLDA
Sunday 19 May at 4.15 pm
Luna on SX, Fremantle

Golda is a 2023 biographical drama film directed by Guy Nattiv, written by Nicholas Martin, and starring Helen Mirren, Camille Cottin and Liev Schreiber.

The film depicts the actions of Golda Meir, the 4th Prime Minister of Israel, during the tense 19 days of the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Faced with the potential of Israel’s complete destruction, she must navigate overwhelming odds, a sceptical cabinet, and a complex relationship with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, with millions of lives in the balance. Her tough leadership and compassion would ultimately decide the fate of her nation and leave her with a controversial legacy around the world.

Tickets: $20.00
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ALL WELCOME – proceeds to CCJWA Inc.