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Link for BB role - https://www.shk.com.au/job/chief-executive-officer-14
Here is the link to the recording of Jack’s fascinating and heartfelt talk about his friend Charlie and the Rats of Tobruk.
To view the recording click HERE
We were honoured when Marianne Schwarz, long time member of B’nai B’rith, and 2020 Menorah Award recipient, agreed to talk about her life at the Gesher-Rabin Unit Sunday Get-together last week.
Marianne Schwarz, who throughout her 98 years, by good fortune and a remarkably positive attitude has shown extraordinary resilience. Her determination to maintain her independence has always been her driving force. Her horrific experiences in the holocaust, which broke the will of many others, and her acquiring Covid-19, at a very great age only served to strengthen her. Whenever, she faced a major obstacle, such as her tragic experiences in the war or the loss of her husband and partner for 46 years, Joschy, led to her adapting to a new life and making the most of it. Whereas she never forgot the past, such as being a speaker in “Courage to Care”, and memorising long stanzas of poetry from her childhood, it didn’t prevent her from looking forward to the future. How else can you explain her multiple activities, which she does several times a week, such as table-tennis, bridge, crosswords, sudoku, scrabble, reading books and newspapers. When she realised the benefits of modern technology, she embraced them. Few people can lay claim to learning how to use an iPad and an iPhone from the age of 97.
These days Inspiration has become an overused word, but how else can you describe the effect she has had on her many admirers.
Interview with Victoria’s oldest COVID-19 Survivor long time BBVic member Marianne Schwarz by Maurice Klein on his JAir program Shabbat Shalom on 14 August 2020.
To view the full interview, click the link below.
Click the link below to view the recording of BBVic's Speakers Forum 2020
At the moment our focus on promotion. On 4 June we advertised in AJN. On June 12 I was interviewed on J-Air.
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Registration closes for showcase on: Friday 26th June
JAir Shabbat Shalom Program - Host Maurice Klein interviewing:
MARK RUBINSTEIN talks about the upcoming B'nai Brith Vic Jewish Youth Art Competition.
Three age groups 11-13 years, 14-15years and 16-18 years.
The categories include Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Digital(composed on computer), Sculpture, and Photography (ages 16-18 only).
Registration online has now been extended to 19th June 2020
Contact Mark Rubinstein 0427 433 200 or Email email@example.com
To listen to the interview click HERE - or listen below.
Fighting Jew-hatred requires recognising its persistent appeal:
Recently a well-educated, accomplished man, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company – one of America’s most successful corporate entities – attended a seminar I gave on antisemitism. After my presentation, he raised his hand and, with a perplexed tone in his voice, observed: “Jews are so smart, so accomplished… How is it that they have not been able to solve this problem of antisemitism?”
I told him that his question, sincere as it certainly was, was aimed in the wrong direction. He should not be asking the victim of racial prejudice to solve that problem. He should be asking the perpetrator.
On Jan. 5, at the rally and march against antisemitism held in New York, I found myself walking next to a woman who carried a sign: “This Catholic Hates Antisemitism.” When I thanked her for being there, she responded: “It’s more our problem than yours.”
The purveyors of this hate and hostility should be the ones who bear the onus of having to resolve the issue. It is the rapist and not the person who has been raped who should have to supply the solution. Suffice it to say, antisemitism is a problem for all of us.
There is no easy solution to prejudice because it is an irrational sentiment. Prejudice: the etymology of the word itself is testimony to its irrationality: to pre-judge, to decide what a person’s qualities are long before meeting the person him or herself.
To put it more colloquially, the purveyor of prejudice encounters the stereotype even when the actual person is still 500 metres away. In other words, stereotypes exist independently of an individual’s actions.
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