Diary of Meetings and Tours
Future meetings & tours - dates and other details.
Past meetings & tours - summaries + info + links.
Also podcasts of meetings when available
Entries arranged in reverse chronological order.
The meetings and tours listed are organised by or in conjunction with AJHS (Vic) the
20060907 Victorian Shekhita Dispute In The Filties (Catherine Pearce )|
Catherine, will speak to us on the subject of animal slaughter in Melbourne, focusing on the debates surrounding the kosher method of slaughter and the controversy between the Animal Welfare League and the Melbourne Jewish community in the 1950\'s.
20060803 Joseph Plottel aka PLOT ( Robin Grow)|
See and hear about the life and work of Joseph Plottel, known to friends and family as “Plot”, the architect who designed the St Kilda Synagogue and Temple Beth Israel. He put factories into garden settings, and designed houses, town halls, offices, shops, warehouses and powerhouses across “Interwar” Melbourne.
20060427 The Jewish Presence in Collins Street from the 1830s ( Judith Buckrick)|
Dr Judith Buckrich will talk to us about 'Henry Makewell, Charles Wearwell, George Verycheap, God Save the Queen: The Jewish Presence in Collins Street from the 1830's'.
20060223 Philosemitism in Australia ( Hilary Rubinstein)|
[This meeting is also the Annual general Meeting of AJHS(Vic). ] Dr Hilary Rubinstein will present a paper entitled "Reflections on Philosemitism in Australia - Colonial Times to the Mid-Twentieth Century". Hilary, an academic who lives in Wales, with many significant publications and books on Australian and Anglo Jewish History, is a co-editor of our Journal .
20050526 Forum Jews and Australian Politics ( Philip Mendes Michael Darby Julian Sheezel)|
This forum discusses issues raised by the just-published book:Jews and Australian Politics edited by Geoffrey Brahm Levey and Philip Mendes.
20050414 Combatting Anti-Semitism in Melbourne in the 1960s ( Andrew Markus)|
Following the alarm caused by a number of swastika daubings, the Research Services Division of the Victorian Jewish Board of Deputies was established in 1961 to monitor the activities of the League of Rights and other extremist groups.
20050317 The bishop Who Loved the Torah ( Morna Sturrock)|
Bishop James Moorehouse, the second Anglican Bishop of Melbourne, had a fascinating relationship with a rabbi and leading members of the Melbourne Jewish community.
20041104 My Mother Diamonds ( James Kirby)|
What happened to the family fortunes lost in the Holocaust? BRW investigative reporter James Kirby tells the story behind the battle by Australians to recover the bank accounts, insurance policies, properties and art collections looted in the Nazi era.