ZOOM session on the 30th September, 2020. Recorded by Michael Price, previous members of Betar Sydney met for a virtual session with Danny Rosing - who described his early life leading to the Betar Sydney years before his and Heather's aliyah. Click here to see the video.
Tony Aufgang passed away in the early hours of March 3, 2020. He was buried on the same day.
Tony's eulogy, written by his sister Susan Aufgang,
can be seen here.
A eulogy for Yaacov Weisman, who passed away in May 2020, has been posted here. Written by Henry Ben Ezra with input from Bernie Kresner, Liz Kornhaber and John Ziegler.
We are sorry to report that Yaacov Weisman passed away in Israel on May 24, 2020. Thanks to Peter Keeda, Keith Masnick - and Liz Kornhaber for the images. More information here.
Three photos of Danny and Heather Rosing, Henry Briggs and Ben Mendelsohn taken at the 1964 World's Fair in NY - forwarded by Danny from Ben Meldelsohn's nephew. Can be seen here.
Ben Mendelson who was once active in Sydney Betar, passed away on March 27, 2020 due to complications of the Wuhan virus COVID-19 in New York. - reported by Danny Rosing.
Condolences - click here.
About 20 of us from Australia, US and Israel got together at 7am Sydney time to link up in the first-ever virtual breakfast. A video of some of the chatter has been posted here.
It is with great sorrow that I have to inform you that our dear friend, Anne Gouttman (Entenberg) passed away last night (February 24, 2020) after a long illness. Her daughter, Sonia, who lives in Jerusalem, was with her as was her husband, Rodney.
May she rest in Peace. - Hedva Sheiner
Funeral at MCK Lundhurst Cemetery on February 26 at 11am.
See Anne's obituary here.
Jack Mirjam has decided to return to Melbourne after his many years in Israel and spend his last years near his daughter Lanie and her family and those of his childhood friends who are still alive.
Solly and Rosalie Goldsein organised a farewell lunch for Jack on Saturday the 8th of February and many of us Alte Kaker friends from Oz Betar who came on Aliya in the 50's and 60's enjoyed our long lasting friendship once more together.
- Danny Rosing.
Photos of the event can he seen here.