2009 Rosh Hashana Newsletter

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Shana Tova to all our donors and thanks for your support.

Text of 2009 Rosh Hashana Newsletter

  • ROSH HASHANA EDITION SEPTEMBER 2009 / 5770

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    ESTHER FRENKIELCHAIRMANUIA VICTORIASEPTEMBER 2009

    Rosh Hashana is upon us and once again we call on your continued generosity in supporting our UIA Kol Nidrei Appeal.

    I take this opportunity to thank our donors and our volunteers for their fine efforts during the 2009 campaign, and wish you all a Shana Tova and well over the fast.

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    According to the Keren Hayesod Law established in 1956,

    the Prime Minister meets with the Director General of Keren Hayesod regularly to discuss the national priorities of the

    State of Israel. We therefore gear our work

    to these priorities.

    Through educational initiatives, counselling and support, immigrants such as Alla & Oxana have become valuable and contributing members of Israeli society.

    Alla and Oxana Antpinko made Aliyah from Latvia as part of the Naaleh program. Both served in the IDF as lone soldiers.

  • MAIN APPEALTHANKING OUR VOLUNTEERSAn end of campaign dinner was held at Kimberley Gardens on July 20 with special guest speaker Eli Yerushalmi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Israel Embassy Canberra. The evening acknowledged the hard working volunteers across the UIAs campaign appeal groups.

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    01 JENNI KRAFCHEK, LEANNE SACKVILLE. 02 NAVA SEMEL, ESTHER FRENKIEL. 03 JOHN MERKREBS, LANA SANDLER. 04 MARGOT POGOS, RUTH BAHAT AMIR.05 SHIRLEY ROZENBES, MICHAEL KOODAK.

    AMIUn i ted I s rae l Appea l s AM I canvassers group enjoyed an evening with Nava Semel at the home of Lisa Woolf. The Israeli author, journalist, art critic, and TV, radio and recording producer was Tel Avivs Literary Woman of the Year in 2006.

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    A PERSONAL INVITATION

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    01 STELLA WAXMAN, SHIRLEY FREEDMAN. 02 JULIAN AND ROZET BLACK, ELI YERUSHALMI. 03 BINA AND ARTHUR BEST. 04 JUTA AND ALEX STOLYAR, LEONID SHVARTSMAN, VLADIMIR TSIVLIN. 05 DITA GOULD, SARAH OLCHA. 06 MYER AND ROSELYN ROZEN.

    Prominent I s rael i and wor ld Jewish leaders recent ly came together in a grand gesture of appreciation in T e l A v i v , f o r t h e d i s t i n g u i s h e d leadership and service to the State of Israel of outgoing Chairman of KH-UIAs World Board of Trustees, Mark Leibler AC.

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    01 MARK LEIBLER AC, AMBASSADOR DAN GILLERMAN, ZEEV BIELSKI MK, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL

    KEREN HAYESOD-UIA SALUTES MARK LEIBLER AC

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  • United Israel Appeal Womens Division held a Super Sunday Appeal earlier in the year. The morning raised much needed funds for project Youth Futures, which is an initiative supported by the Womens Division.

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    01 WOMENS DIVISION VOLUNTEER CANVASSERS. 02 DITA GOULD. 03 PAULA BIALEK. 04 ROSALIE MALLER.

    WOMENS DIVISION SUPER SUNDAY

    Driven by Tradition, Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam, United Israel Appeals Womens Division promotes Jewish womens dedication to the survival, continuity and connection to Israel and the Jewish people. Through this Division, women in Melbourne can learn more about the needs of Israel and why they should donate to UIA.

    We are currently working to build a small committee of women who are dedicated to strengthening the Victorian Womens Division campaign. The committee will plan our annual campaign opening events, organize our annual pinning ceremonies where our major donors are recognized, and consider creative fundraising strategies to engage and involve a new generation of women in supporting the State of Israel. The Womens Division is also considering repeating the successful Mission to Israel that was conducted in 2007 which took approximately 20 women to Israel where they saw the projects and initiatives supported by KH-UIA. If you are interested in participating in a Mission to Israel or becoming involved in this committee, please contact Charlene Miller on 9272 5533.

    HAYLEY SOUTHWICK

    On Tuesday 21 July, a morning tea was held in honour of long serving womens division volunteer Ada Kagan on the occasion of her 80th birthday. Special Guest Speaker was Eli Yerushalmi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Israel, Canberra.

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    01 JACK KAGAN, ADA AND LEON KAGAN, ELI YERUSHALMI, MARK KAGAN. 02 YVONNE FINK, SARA ROBENSTONE, ADA KORNHAUSER. 03 SADIE GRACE, VERA FINKEL. 04 VALENTINA DROUKMAN, BELLA SHANNON.

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    MESSAGE FROM THE WOMENS DIVISION CHAIR

    ACKNOWLEDGING A DEDICATED VOLUNTEER

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    0 1 A M A N D A R I T C H E R , L E S T E R B U C H . 02 NINA KAGAN, MOSHE SCHWARTZ. 03 DAVID BOYAR, RYAN KAPLAN. 04 SIMON ABRAHAM, DR . EMANUELE OTTOLENGHI , BEN F I SHER , LANI SHOCHET.

    YOUNG UIA SESSIONSOver 30 people attended the YUIA/AIJAC Sessions event on Thursday 11 June at The White Bar in St. Kilda. Guest Speaker Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi spoke about the Arab-Israeli conflict and what we may expect in the future. The aim of Sessions is to provide a casual evening for those with an interest in Israel and the Jewish World over a glass of wine.

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    01 ZAC GELFAND, MARC GRANT, SHANE GILD. 02 MEIR BUBER, LINDSAY FOX, ELI EKMAN. 03 BRAD KLEIN, ELI STAUB, JOSH LEWSKI. 04 DEAN WEINMAN, ADAM BURMAN, ADAM CAREW. 05 TOBY KRASNOSTEIN, STEVEN KATZ, DANIEL BIRNER.

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    01 CAMERON PETRICEVIC, ANTHONY FINK, TOBY RAPHAEL. 02 RAFI LAMM, JOHN MCFARLANE, JOHN GANDEL AO. 03 LIOR HAREL, LISA SEIFMAN. 04 JANE SEBEL, JEREMY DAVIS.

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    ALWAYS BE A LEADER, NOT A FOLLOWERYoung UIA hosted a successful Major Donor Boardroom Lunch on Friday 19 June at the offices of Deutsche Bank in the CBD. Over 70 people heard special guest speaker Lindsay Fox relay his life history and work ethic. Fox mentioned that to be successful, you have to be a leader, be upfront and ahead of everyone else. Anyone can be a follower and you will fall behind if you become a follower. Fox also engaged the crowd by talking about his family history and connection to the Melbourne Jewish community.

    PERSISTENCE IS THE KEY TO ANY SUCCESSJohn Gandel AO addressed an audience of Young UIA Major Donors at a boardroom lunch hosted by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday 19 August. Gandel relayed the 3 principals he lives by which has led to his success. The first is to seize the moment. Second, is the recognition of an unusual opportunity and the final one is to action a carefully thought out plan. He also discussed the importance of philanthropy, whether through giving or working for a cause. It is something that makes you feel good and gives you a sense of gratification. He emphasized the importance of supporting the UIA as a means for connecting to Israel and the Jewish community.

  • YACHAD THE SEEK STORYJGL Investments recently hosted a Yachad Boardroom Lunch with guest speaker Andrew Bassat from SEEK. Andrew outlined the history leading up to the success fu l establ ishment of SEEK with his brother which kept an audience of over 50 people intrigued.

    OUR INDEPENDENCE FROM OILOver 60 peop le a t tended a boardroom lunch sponsored by DLA Phillips Fox on Thursday 13 August with guest speaker Evan Thornley, CEO of Better Place Australia.

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    01 JEREMY SAMUEL, JONATHAN KRANE, PAUL ROSENBERG. 02 ANDREW BASSAT, JOSH LIBERMAN.03 HELEN KLEPER, HENRY GREENER.

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    01 STEVEN CASPER, EVAN THORNLEY, MARK KESSEL, SHELLEY FREEMAN. 02 NINO ELLISON, KATE SHAPI. 03 MARK FREEMAN, ANTHONY PAMAMULL.

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    01 DAVID GOLDSMITH, DAVID GOLDMAN, LES ROSS. 02 JUDY GLOTZER, NORMA AND JOE BOLTIN. 03 WOLFE AND VALERIE GILLIS. 04 HELEN LIBERMAN, DINA WEBB, SONJA NEUMAN, HANNAH RISMAN, ROSELLE PELTZ.

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    DEPARTURE TIME8.45 am Sharp

    MEETING PLACE Beth Weizmann Community Centre 306 Hawthorn Road South Caulfield 3162

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    CHAIRMAN ESTHER FRENKIEL

    PRESIDENT SHLOMO WERDIGER

    HON LIFE PRESIDENT AND HON LIFE GOVERNOR UIA AUSTRALIA AND UIA VICTORIA SAUL SAME AM

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