B’nai B’rith Victoria congratulates and applauds the 2021 Menorah Award winners:
Jack Aghion, Michael Taft, Philip Lipshut, Tova Rubinstein & Zachary Gomo
To view the recording of the 2021 B'nai B'rith Menorah Awards click HERE
Picture not present: Zachary Gomo
The B’nai B’rith Victoria Menorah Awards were established in 1978. They are presented annually to worthy recipients who:
BBVic Showcase 2021 Finals Video Highlights
"Showcase provides a wonderful opportunity for contestants to demonstrate their skills in a supportive and constructive atmosphere. It offers valuable opportunities to perform, and be judged by a panel of adjudicators who provide positive encouragement. I look forward to hearing the entrants produce inspiring music for all of us to appreciate" - Patron Lady Anna Cowen AM
BBVic Showcase is open to Primary, Secondary and Tertiary solo musicians aged 8 – 25 across piano, strings, vocal, woodwind, brass, guitar and for the first time, percussion. A further new addition is the 'own composition' section. It is recommended that Entrants have completed Grade 3 AMEB or its equivalent.
EOI for 2022 Showcase - Click HERE
Our Solo Sections are:
Hebrew and Yiddish Vocal
Woodwind and Brass
The ‘own composition’ section is intended to provide the opportunity for young composers / songwriters to have their original and unpublished works heard by professional, adjudicators and experienced writers Amy Howden and Pablo Cravzov. Showcase designed the section to nurture the musical talent of composers and songwriters on all levels and promote excellence. Winning entries will be offered to publish their work more widely. Depending on the entry, submissions are judged on the following criteria:
• Lyrics (excludes songs that do not have lyrics)
• Overall likeability
The Performance category is judged not only on the songwriting but also on the overall delivery/performance of the song. All genres of music are accepted in this category. Entering this Section will not exclude you from entering other Sections as well.
The B'nai B'rith Showcase is a member of, and has accreditation with,
The Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia Inc.
Finals Concert Program:
Showcase Finals Concert 2021 Winners:
Overall Winner & Peter Krafel Memorial Prize for Classical Piano: Isabella K
Lustig Memorial Fundation Scholarship for Strings: Gavriel Y
Norman Corry Memorial Prize for Strings: Isaac I
Aria Chava Glaubert Memorial Prize for Classical Vocal: Jodie S
Elaine Blocj Jaffe Prize for Woodwind: Lily T
Aria Hava Glaubert Memorial Prize for Contemporary Vocal: Tia P
Thank you to the 2021 sponsers and supporters:
Flickers, Ian Sharp Jewellery, David Southwick, Josh Burns, JCCV, Eshel Catering
Elias Rosenberg, Lowe Lippmann, Banner Papers, Nina Taylor, Access Inc. & CSG
Past Showcase Winners:
2021 Applications are closed.
B’nai B’rith Jenny Goldberg Community Service Grant now in its 17th year is available again.
The $2,500 Grant honours the memory of the late Jenny Goldberg and acknowledges her untiring volunteering skills, which she gave to B’nai B’rith, the Jewish and the broader community at large.
Eligible applicants must be Jewish, under 35 years of age, reside in Melbourne, and have a history of volunteering in Jewish and wider communities.
Past winners have come from a range of Jewish organisations such as Little Dreamers, AUJS, Stand-Up, Flying Fox, Task Force against Family Violence, Chabad, Jewish musical theatre, and others. For more information, please contact the BBVic office on 9523 0888 or email@example.com
Oren Smith wins B’nai B’rith Grant, October 2018
Oren Smith has won the 14th Annual Jenny Goldberg Community Service Grant (JGCSG) which was set up as a memory to Jenny who was passionate volunteer within the Jewish and wider communities.
Oren graduated from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Management and he has worked and volunteered in the not for profit community sector using his skills in finance, strategy and operations.
One of the main criteria for the recipient of the JGCSG is that he or she must use the Grant to improve their volunteering capacity, and hence the community at large. Oren plans to do just that. He is intending to do a course run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
From Oren’s involvement in B’nai Akiva, his Shule, and the United Jewish Education Board, Oren has learned that to maximise an organisation’s effectiveness, it needs a professional who is well trained in governance and strategy.
To quote Oren: “This course will provide me with the professional knowledge to create the most profound impact I can.”
P P Frieda Shapiro
Trustee of the JGCSG
Leibler Yavneh College
Learn more about how B'nai B'rith Australia / New Zealand is making an impact in communities across our region.