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State Zionist Council of Victoria

presents to you

State Zionist Council Events

EventZ a listing of forthcoming activities and events of Melbourne's Zionist Community

May 25, 2006

Hamerkaz Ha’Israeli

Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim with a live video link from Israel featuring:


Recipient of the Israeli Security prize

The lecture will be followed by an original slide show presentation. The program will continue with the story of soldiers who fought in the Six Day War and will give personal accounts of their experiences.

A light dinner will be served.

This event will be held in Hebrew (see attachment).

Date: Thursday, 25 May 06.

Time: 8.00pm.

Place: Beth Weizmann - 306 Hawthorn Rd, South Caulfield

Admission: members $6 non members $12

Refreshments provided.

May 25, 2006

The Council of Orthodox Synagogues together with Mizrachi

Will be holding their annual Yom Yerushalayim service on Thursday May 25 at 7pm.

For more information, please call Yossi Aron on 0419 511772.

May 1 (Until May 31), 2006

Magen David Adom proudly presents

“The Gift of Life”

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary, Magen David Adom Victoria proudly presents an exhibition honouring the work and people of Magen David Adom

Documenting the establishment and history of MDA in Israel and Victoria

Jewish Museum of Australia - 26 Alma Road, St Kilda

The exhibition will open for viewing from Monday 1st May until 31st May, 2006

Viewing hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10 – 4, Sunday 11 – 5

June 4, 2006

WIZO Victoria

Invites you to a Multicultural afternoon, “Let’s Get to Know Each Other”, featuring George Lekakis – Chairperson Multicultural Commission, and a varied and interesting panel of women.

For more details, see flyer attached.

June 4, 2006

The State Zionist Council of Victoria and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria are delighted to present


Political correspondent and columnist, The Jerusalem Post


Sunday June 4, 2006 at 8:00pm

Beth Weizmann Community Centre - 306 Hawthorn Road, South Caulfield

$10 adults, $8 Students/Concession

For further information – phone SZC: 9272 5544; JCCV 9272 5566

June 7, 2006

WIZO Victoria

Will be hosting a lecture about addiction to drugs and alcohol, by guest speaker,


Wednesday June 7 at 8pm

Beth Weizmann Community Centre

June 8, 2006

AIJAC, SZCV, UIA, JNF, Australian Friends of Tel Aviv University, Hamerkaz Ha’Israeli

The Community is invited to hear


World renowned expert on Middle Eastern Politics and History


Dr. Martin Kramer is currently the Wexler-Fromer Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Previously,

he served for many years as Professor and Director of the Moshe Dayan Centre for Middle East and African Studies

at Tel Aviv University (where he remains an Emeritus Professor). He is the author of six books, dozens of peer-reviewed

articles on Islam and the Middle East and is a former editor of Middle East Quarterly.

Thursday June 8, 2006 at 8pm - Beth Weizmann Community Centre

Admission: $10 ($5 Concessions)

For more details, contact AIJAC on 9681 6660

June 10, 11 and 12

Limmud Oz - The community learning event of 2006

A dynamic festival of Jewish learning and culture will take place at Monash University on June 10th, 11th and 12th.

Over 150 international, interstate and local speakers will give more than 200 performance, lectures, workshops and discussions.

Register on

To learn more about this fabulous event and to join the email list.

June 13, 2006

Maccabi Victoria


Topol farewells Melbourne as Tevye

Gala Night

Her Majesty’s Theatre

June 13, 2006 at 7:00pm

“Magnificent!” Sydney Morning Herald “Perfectly dazzling!” Daily Telegraph

“A performance one will never forget!” Punch

Fiddler On The Roof is an international phenomenon virtually unrivalled in the annals of entertainment. It has touched audiences of millions of people across the globe of widely differing cultures and religions, age groups and ethnic backgrounds, with its humour, passion, warmth and honesty and has become one of the world’s most loved musicals.

In what will undoubtedly be the Melbourne theatrical event of 2006, audiences will have one last opportunity to see the legendary Topol perform the role that made him an international household name when he performs his multi award winning portrayal of Tevye at the Gala Night at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 13 June 2006.

Topol is joined on stage by a stellar cast of 35 of Australia’s best actors, singers and dancers including Judith Roberts, Barry Crocker and Maggie Kirkpatrick.

Fiddler On The Roof is about a man and his relationship with his family, his people, the enemies of his people, and his special relationship with God. It’s also about love and tradition. It is about pride and dignity, joy and happiness.

The celebrated score features songs loved the world over. If I Were A Rich Man has to be one of the most recognized songs from any musical and Matchmaker was a monster hit for Barbra Streisand.

Fiddler on The Roof has won 9 Tony (New York) Awards and Olivier (London) Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Lyrics, Best Book and Best Actor for Topol. It was one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history and continues to play across the globe. Topol also won a Golden Globe Award and Oscar nomination for his role of Tevye in the feature film of Fiddler on The Roof.

“Fiddler is a timeless musical” “the comedy and the passion are infectious, and I doubt one will ever see a finer stage performance than that of Topol. It is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity”

“Topol fell in love with Melbourne during the sell out season at The Regent Theatre in 1998, and has chosen to return here for his farewell Australian performance, following seasons in Sydney and Brisbane and prior to the Asian tour and return to London’s West End” Tim Lawson, Producer, Fiddler on the Roof

Gala Night

Her Majesty’s Theatre, June 13 2006 at 7:00pm

Dress: Black Tie with a touch of Red

Maccabi Victoria & Variety – the children’s charity

Tickets on Sale Monday January 30

To Book:

Tel (03) 9272 5598

Fax (03) 9272 5650


June 16 – 18


Is proud to present our Creme de la Creme event – Boombamella, incorporating content from Judaism, Zionism, Ecology and well being.

We have made a great effort to provide you with the best weekend ever, including beautiful surroundings, workshops, good food and amazing people.

Make sure to book now so we will be able to run a sensational retreat, for your enrichment and pleasure.

Boombamella 2006 - Booking now!

Bring a Friend and get a 20% Discount!

Hagshama and JNF TheNext Generation proudly invite you to our yearly retreat“Boombamella”

Relaxyour Soul
Set in thebeautiful bush setting of Ferngully Lodge, in the foothills of theYarraRanges.

Rejuvenateyour Body
Boombamella willoffer a diverse range of fantastic outdoor and creative activities such as bushwalking, yoga, meditation and more.

Enrichyour Mind
In addition, theretreat will provide you witha unique opportunity toenhance your understandingand experience of the natural environment, Israeli culture, indigenous issuesand your Jewish rootsby a series of key-note speakers.
Contact to hear about previous Boombamella adventures and check out photos!

Venue: Ferngully Lodge, Myers Creek Road, Healesville
(Melway ref. 270 C4 – Approx. 1 hours 15 min. drive from Melbourne)

Date: Friday the 16th to Sunday the 18th of June

When: Arrival at 4pm (Shabbat enters at 4:49pm),
Departure at 4pm.

Age: Mid 20’s to mid 30’s

Cost: $140 (includes accommodation for 2 nights, food, workshops and entertainment). Concession Available.

RSVP: Friday 9th June, 2006.

Transport: Bus Transportation available for an additional $7. Car pools may also be organised.

Contact: Tammy Cohen (JNF) 0421 499 355
Yaron Daffan (Hagshama Melbourne) 0415 764 969, 03 9272 5509 or

Vegetarian kosher catering, pluralistic and Shabbat friendly.

What's On @ Makor Library

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State Zionist Council of Victoria invites you to

Join the Israel Advocacy Network Now!

The network provides information, develops advocacy skills and provides a peer support network for individuals and smaller advocacy groups around Victoria. Activities include workshops, sessions with guest speakers and seminars.

Those who are already part of the Network know how worthwhile it is and for those who aren’t it is a great time to join.

Email: and request to be placed on the Israel Advocacy Network database to receive information about advocacy events, speakers, seminars and interesting articles and updates.

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