Past Events 2019

2018 Annual General Meeting
24 February 2019

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 and Fireside Chat,
St George's College
16 May 2017

The worship was held in the Chapel and led by the Revd Jacob Legarda, Archbishop, Chaplain, Anglican Dioceses of Perth.

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The liturgy for the occasion acknowledged the continuity between Jewish and Christian worship and appropriately chosen for its suitability for those of either faith. It featured sacred choral works – including some  from  the Jewish  tradition – sung by the  Winthrop Singers and  directed by  Dr Nicholas Bannan.  Following the service, the attendees dined with the resident students and then congregated for the fireside chat with guest speaker, Ms Helen Bryant interviewed by historian Brian  Wills-Johnson, Honorary Life Member and former President of the College. Helen was born in London to Bohemian refugees who survived the Shoah. Helen made Aliyah to Israel and then in 1973 emigrated to Asutralia where she is now a teacher, leader and Life Member at Temple David Congregation, Mount Lawley.

Film: Ushpizin
26 May 2017

Ushpizin (roughly translated to “holy guests”), is a revelatory and humourous 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. Ushpizin is directed by Gidi Dar and written by Shuli Rand in Hebrew, with English subtitles.

Seminar: Antisemitism - What can we do?
12 August 2019

Speaker
Anette Adelmann, Dipl. Theol. (Protestant Theology), MA (Jewish Studies),
General Secretary, International CCJ, Heppenheim, Germany
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Associated Papers
Definition of Antisemitism provided by International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)
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The Mutation of Antisemitism by Steve Lieblich
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Panel Members
Steve Lieblich, Director of Public Affairs, Jewish Community Council of Western Australia Inc.
LISTEN (10:18)

Sol Matjeles, President, Holocaust Institute of WA Inc.
LISTEN (3:24)

Simon Millman MLA, WA Labor Member for Mt Lawley
LISTEN (10:36)

Michael Moore SM, Rector, Redemptoris Mater Seminary, Morley Committee Member, CCJWA
LISTEN (5:06)

Q and A Session
LISTEN (23:23)

Kristallnacht Commemoration:
Night of Broken Glass
9 November 2019

Speaker
Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC

Topic
Evil creeps back, if good people stand aside

The Beazley Auditorium

The Prendiville Middle School Chamber Choir, directed by
David Hicks, accompanied by Warren Bracken,
singing, Inscription of Hope by Z. Randall Stroope