Collections 73+


Shelf List 74:   Source: Rabbi Raymond APPLE
Housing 1 box Period: 1974-2005

Rabbi Raymond Apple is Rabbi Emeritus of the Great Synagogue, having recently retired and now dividing his time between Jerusalem and Sydney. The papers presented concern his activities in Jewish Christian relations during his time as rabbi of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, from 1972. The papers include correspondence about the setting of the Jewish Christian Luncheon Club, which still meets regularly, newsletters and letters to various people on matters of interfaith.

Shelf List 75:   Richard DAVIS
Housing: 1 folder Period: 1920+

Richard Davis has lived all his life in Bondi. The collection is a folder of photocopied photos and some biographical notes. Hopefully the originals of photos (an album lent to a magazine editor) will be recovered, as they show members of his family, Lionel, Esther and Philip Freeman and photos taken in Kensington.

Shelf List 76:   Mark LEIBLER
Housing: 1 box Period: 1975-1992

Mark Leibler, senior partner of Arnold Bloch Leibler is active within the Australian Jewish community in the Zionist Federation of Australia and other organisations. The collection consists of correspondence and Zionist Federation of Australia documents around the rescission of the United Nations Zionism/Racism Resolution, relevant newspaper clippings on the topic (1975-1991) and Hansards 1975-1982. Niccolo Tofoni, donated this material, on which he based his thesis.

Shelf List 77:   Paddy PEARL
Housing: 1 box Period: 1980s-1990s

Paddy Pearl has donated several vidoes and taped interviews about the Dunera inlcuding the ABC radio interview on the 50th anniversary of the Dunera's arrival in 2003. There are videos of television films and interviews with former Dunera internees and taped music. This aural and visual material complements the extensive material collected by her late husband, the writer Cyril Pearl which is housed in the Archive as well.

Shelf List 78:   Severyn PEJSACHOWICZ
Housing: 32 boxes Period: 1976-1996

Severyn Pejsachowicz (OAM) was born in Poland and fluent in several languages including Yiddish. He was responsible for establishing Jewish ethnic radio in Sydney and ran the Yiddish Radio Hour on 2UE from 1976 till the 1990s. His collection consists of hundreds of audio tapes containing the programs that were broadcast Tape Collection List.

Shelf List 79:   Henry J COWAN
Housing: 1 box Period: 1950-1976

Henry J Cowan is Professor Emeritus of Architectural Sciences at the University of Sydney. In 1957, at the suggestion of hte Minister for Israel, Mordecai Norock, he and Samuel Lipson, architect, founded the Technion Society of Australia. It met four times a year to discuss matters of professional or Israeli concern. The Technion Society's dinners were well attended, and it was quite active in the first twenty years of its exisence. It did not have the financial support to enable it to endow chairs or finance buildings at the Technion (Haifa), but invited several members of the Technion's staff for visits. Many of its members had joined the Friends of the Hebrew University, whose Sydney organisation had been in existence since 1936. His papers consist of correspondence for the Technion Society, the Jewish Fellowship of Architects and Engineers and some anti-semitic and racist literature of the mid 1960s. He has written many books and was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) for his work. List of Henry Cowan's Collection.

Shelf List 80:   Lotte FINK
Housing: 1 box Period: 1942-1955, 1985

Dr Lotte Fink, a medical practitioner who left Germany in 1938 was unable to obtain registration in Australia and worked in the family planning field with Ruby Rich, helping to educate women about population control. She was active in the Women's International Zionist Organisation and chairman of the Overseas Jewry Committee of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies till her death in 1960. These papers were donated by her daughter Dr Ruth Latukefu.

Papers: WIZO in Israel, first cultural evening in 1949, monthly programmes for WIZO groups, speech by Herzl in 1901, letter to Dora Goldstein, WIZO.

Shelf List 81:   Glenn GORDON
Housing: 2 boxes Period: 1939-1995

Glenn Gordon researched and published his Master's thesis on the Shomrim organisation, an Australian zionist youth group that grew up in the 1940s and 50s, with affiliations to the overseas zionist youth bodies.

Papers: Correspondence between Shomrim leaders, including Yehuda Feher and collected articles on Shomriam, Australian Jewry, refugees, and the Holocaust. List of Glenn Gordon's Collection.