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Book Launch: Unlocking the Past

Dec 2, 2018

Book Launch: Unlocking the Past

Sunday 2 December, 2-4 pm Unlocking the past: Stories from my mother’s diary Dr. Leah KAminsky will launch Shira Sebban’s collection of short stories about Israel in the mid 1950s, based on her mother’s diary which was only discovered after her death. MC: Adele Hulse Please RSVP to info@ljla.org.au or (03)9272 5611 by Monday 26 November 2018

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Dance@Lamm

May 25, 2018

Dance@Lamm

Introducing ZUMBA GOLD: For all the young at heart Come join our very light, gentle, moderately-paced but super-fun dance class Please confirm upcoming session dates with library staff. Enquiries info@ljla.org.au or ph. 92725611 Starting 12th April at the library Cost $8 members $10 non-members

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Author Talk: Choose somebody else

Apr 24, 2018

Author Talk: Choose somebody else

“Oh Lord, I know we are the Chosen People but just for once couldn’t you choose somebody else?” is an old plea, heartsick yet ironic, and with it these stories lift off on their journey around the world. An enthralling, entertaining and compelling collection of short stories redolent of the great Yiddish storytelling traditions in tone and style: tackling life’s questions, big and banal, with an evocative, humorous and thought-provoking authority. The stories are discrete but connected by their representations of various generations of the tormented. Yvonne Fein is the daughter of Holocaust survivors, an experience that drove her to write about the fallout creatively, to investigate it academically and seek answers from religion unsuccessfully. Her essays, articles, reviews and short stories (six of which appear in this collection) have been published in Australia, the US and the UK in over 15 journals, newspapers and anthologies. ‘Weintraub’s Disorder’ and ‘Taunting the Abyss’ were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2017. Join Yvonne Fein and Leah Justin (Jewish Museum of Australia) to discuss this extraordinary collection of short stories! • Tuesday 24th April at 2pm Lamm Jewish Library of Australia 304 Hawthorn Rd Caulfield South VIC 3162 • Free event Book via Eventbrite:...

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Learning@Lamm: Organ donation and Halacha

Apr 11, 2018

Learning@Lamm: Organ donation and Halacha

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Echoes of Voices from Melbourne Jewish Community

Jul 1, 2018

Echoes of  Voices from Melbourne Jewish Community

JACKIE FRANK AND JANE KORMAN Sunday 1 July, 2.30pm At Lamm Jewish Library of Australia, 304 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South Free event – limited places available Bookings recommended at www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/stf International magazine maven Jackie Frank and performance artist Jane Korman, high-profile daughters of contributing writers to the Voices from the Melbourne Jewish Community anthology, bring their parents’ stories to life in this special event. The founding editor of Marie Claire Australia, Jackie Frank will recount the memoirs of her philanthropist mother Lillian and restaurateur father Richard. Jane Korman will read about her Holocaust survivor parents Marysia and Adolek Kohn, whose stories have influenced her work.   Books will be available for purchase. Wheelchair access. Enquiries 03-92725611 or info@ljla.org.au   Proudly co-presented by City of Glen Eira and Makor Write Your Story...

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Jonathan Sacks Books Group

Oct 1, 2017

Jonathan Sacks Books Group

Join the Lamm Jewish Library and Professor Steven Prawer for a book discussion focusing on the works of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, a global religious leader, philosopher and author of more than 25 books – a moral voice of our time. First Sunday of the month from August to November, 2 pm (August 6th; September 3rd; October 1st; November 5th) At the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia. Our October 1st book is The Great Partnership:  God, science and the search for meaning Coffee, tea and biscuits provided. Booking essential! Please let us know if you are attending by calling 03-9272-5611 or email info@ljla.org.au by the Thursday prior to the date. Parking on site and ramp access available....

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