PhotoExhibit 13

Some Australian Jewish women

Louise Hart
Louise Hart

Louise was the sister of Eveline Hart (the wife of Rabbi Rintel of Bourke Street Synagogue) and married Samuel De Beer (photographed between 1870-74). See collection of Nancy Keesing.

Ruby Rich, herself a talented pianist, whose father did not permit her to earn her living as a musician was the founder of the Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and worked for women's rights.
Ruby Rich

Vera and Ruby Rich in Paris in 1907, when she was studying music.

Ruby (right), her sister Vera and father, in May 1910, in London, at Falkland House, Chemiston Gardens. Ruby, Vera and father

Bertha Porush and Hemda Patkin

Bertha Porush (second from right) with three friends. Billie Einfeld, wife of the late Syd Einfeld is on the left. Bertha Porush is the widow of Rabbi Israel Porush, who was Chief Minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney from 1942-1972. She lived in Jerusalem from 1999.Bertha Porush and Hemda Patkin

She is shown with Hemda Patkin (wife of Benzion Patkin) in 1995, when she was 91. At age 96 she made alia to Jerusalem, and now has died in early June 2009 at the age of 105. May her memory be a blessing.

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