The web site dedicated to the people who established and grew Betar Australia:  1948 - 1965 ... and beyond.
June 13,  2021
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- New Videos Discovered - and Posted

John Goldlust has digitized and released a number of videos featuring Melbourne Betarim of the 1960s - 1990s. They have been edited and placed in chronological order in the Videos page.

This announcement is still under construction.


- Sorry to Report - David Golomb

Sorry to Report - David Golomb

David Golomb passed away on May 10, 2021 in North Miami.

Sadly, David was a Celebrant of the Living in his zoom session just two weeks ago.(see below).

Condolences posted here.

- Celebration of the Living

Celebration of the Living

The ongoing series of the stories of the lives of the Betar family are now accessible from the videos tab.
Michael Price manages and creates the Zoom recordings which take place one or more times/month. Celetratees volunteer to tell their stories which are illustrated with photos, maps, newspaper clippings, etc.

- Sorry to Report - Theo Balberyszski

Sorry to Report - Theo Balberyszski

With great sorrow I have been asked to inform you of the passing today of our friend Theo Balberyszski. His funeral will take place in Israel on March 12, 2021. - Hedva Sheiner

Condolences by Jack Mirjam, Danny Rosing and others  posted here.

- Sorry to Report - Tami De Vries

Sorry to Report - Tami De Vries

January 27, 2021.
After a cancer diagnosis three months ago, Tami has now succumbed to the disease. She had been buoyed by the love and support shown by her family and close friends, and displayed an amazing grace, acceptance, and self-possession from the moment she became aware of the illness and throughout treatment.

-Louis De Vries

April 4, 2021:
Obituary by Daniel de Vries posted here.

- Sorry to Report - Henry Burstyner

Sorry to Report - Henry Burstyner

Henry Burstyner passed away January 8th 2021. More details to follow. Reported by Aaron Ninedek. Condolences here.

A word from the Webmaster
A word from the Webmaster Posted on Monday, February 01, 2021

Our site, which began in 2002, tracks the lives of many of the people who were members of Betar in Australia starting from 1948.

Following the publication of the then current technology of the Betar history CD-ROM in 2000, and with the editorial help of Aaron Ninedek and John Goldlust, I published this website then named "Still Friends after 50 Years" and which morphed into "Still Friends after 60 Years" and now "Still Friends after 70 Years". Hopefully we can make it to the next increment.

Now, as the years go on, sadly our bulletins are filled with the passings of the generations. But the earlier times are still visible in the photographic and videographic records of happier days - reconnections with our friends in many different places, news of honors bestowed to many for the services they performed for their countries, and the ability to look up past friendships.

We hope that this history of a segment of Australian Jewish life will long be carried forward so that the next generations can reference our life in Australia.

Harry M. Stuart
Betari since 1952

© 2002-2021 Harry M. Stuart
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Bulletin Board 2021