President Harry Lubansky and the ceremonial team Julie Leder and Judy Landau had a packed house at today's ANZAC Commemoration service.
The service was held in the presence of:
Immediate Past President and Life Member Dr Judy Landau (and Mr Steve Tusak)
Past President and Life Member Mr Ben Hirsh (and Mrs Hanna Hirsh)
Life Member Mrs Ruby Grose
Life Member Mr Ian Mansfield (and Mrs Alona Mansfield)
Mr Tim Wilson MP, Federal Liberal Member for Goldstein
Mr David Southwick, MP State Member for Caulfield
Cr Mary Delahunty, Mayor City of Glen Eira
Cr Tony Athanasopoulos
Cr Jamie Hyams
Cr Joel Silver
Mr Simon Bloomer, President Carry On Victoria
Legatee Graeme Plumridge, President Melbourne Legacy
Mr Geoff Goldsmith, representing Caulfield RSL & also representing NZ RSL
Mr David Marlow, Executive Director JCCV
Ms Roni Fraid, Vice President JNF Victoria and National Board member JNF
Mrs Rysia Rozen OAM, President National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (and Mr Richard Rozen OAM)
Mrs Atida Lipshatz, representing Zionism Victoria
Guest of Honour was COL John Coulson OAM RFD ED Governor of the Shrine of Remembrance and Chairman of the Battle for Australia Foundation.
Memorial candles were lit and Psalm 23 was recited by member Mr Dennis Max. Many wreaths were placed before the Ode was recited by Mr Harry Lubansky. Last Post, minute's silence and Reveille* was sounded by a bugler from the Royal Australian Navy Band. * Note: RAN sounds Reveille and not Rouse.
Kel Maleh Rachamim was chanted by Chaplain CAPT Rabbi Dovid Gutnick, VAJEX Australia & ADF Chaplain. Kaddish was said by our welfare officer, Mr Efraim Finch.
The presentations of the Private Gregory Sher Memorial awards were given by Captain Joshua Fink who represented the Sher Family who were interstate. Students eligible for the award are not already taking a high leadership profile in the school, but contribute by doing service in the community or at their school, in an outstanding way. Private Gregory Sher had the lowest rank in the army, but he made a significant difference with his service and sacrifice.
BETH RIVKAH LADIES COLLEGE
Dobba Raskin and Aliza Werdiger
Cara Davies and Tania Szwarcberg
Benji Kalkopf and Aimee Raitman
MT SCOPUS MEMORIAL COLLEGE
Nathan Faiman and Gabriella Katz
Mikhayla Burstin and Milo Friedman
THE KING DAVID SCHOOL
Ellie Figdor and Aaron Segal
Zoitsa Diakoumis and Reuben Stein-Fooks
Ilan Janet and Efraim Raskin
President Mr Harry Lubansky with Immediate Past President Dr Judy Landau and Past President Mr Ben Hirsh.
The event was proudly supported by Glen Eira City Council.