North Shore Kadimah Unit

President: Hylton Bernstein

North Shore Kadimah Unit (NSK) was born out of the merger of North Shore Unit (instituted November 1986) and Kadimah Unit (instituted March 1987) – the first B’nai B’rith Units to be established on Sydney’s North Shore.

North Shore Kadimah Unit members strive to promote the objectives of the worldwide B’nai B’rith organisation to the Jewish and wider communities, principally in the fields of racism and anti-semitism. To fulfill these objectives, NSK supports benevolent projects for the sick and needy in Israel and for local Jewish and wider communities by raising funds through cultural, social or ‘hands on’ activities for the disabled, handicapped or the disadvantaged.

Social activities include theatre parties, Shabbat dinners, games nights and weekends away.

Ongoing hands-on care is provided for DARTS (Disabled and Alternative Road Travel Service). This is a support organisation which arranges outings for people in wheelchairs.

Members of the Unit also read and record articles from the Australian Jewish News on a weekly basis. These recordings are distributed to members of the Jewish community who are affected by visual impairment.

This combination of fundraising, social outings, hands on projects and regular monthly meetings has seen a strong camaraderie between members of these merged Units.