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How South Africans Came to Dominate Jewish Life in Australia

For the tens of thousands of Jews who left South Africa over the past five decades, Australia has often been the destination of choice – breathing new life into the Jewish community of Sydney in the process. The last in a five-part series on the Jews Down Under

Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Sydney
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Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Sydney

SYDNEY – Jillian Segal heads the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. Yair Miller is CEO of the Australian branch of United Israel Appeal (Keren Hayesod). Alain Hasson heads the Jewish Communal Appeal. Vic Alhadeff is the former CEO of the Jewish Board of Deputies and ex-editor of the Australian Jewish News. Rabbi Ralph Genende is the chief Jewish chaplain of the Australian Defence Force and was until recently the spiritual leader of Melbourne’s largest synagogue. Norman Seligman is the outgoing CEO of the Sydney Jewish Museum, while David Gonski is arguably the country’s most prominent Jewish businessman.

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