• At Kadimah we have many fantastic concerts. Featured here is the Mir Kumen On Yiddish Choir at the Libe Brent Concert. Read More

  • February 2015 we celebrated Love - Libe Brent - Love Burns, with a night of comedy, drama, song and film Read More

  • The "Kadimah" is the home to significant Artworks of a commemorative and expressionistic nature Read More

  • We have many special events in our hall such as the Book Launch of “Yisroel Shtern-Collected Poems, Warsaw 1919–1939” Read More

  • 2015 saw the relaunch of the In One Voice concert. Local dance groups, bands and choirs featuring Israeli, Hebrew and Yiddish-inspired music, also entertained crowds throughout the day. Read More

  • In August 2015 we commemorated I.L Peretz's 100 yorzeit with Danielle Charak, Isaac Apel, Galit Klas, Jack Unikowski, Jake Dessauer, performing Peretz’s work. We met new talent Elana Forbes and enjoyed the singing of the wonderful Karen Feldman. Read More

  • The "Kadimah" National Library holds the largest collection of Yiddish books, periodicals, reference, audio and video materials in Australia. Read More

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In Yiddish it Sounded Better!

Australian comedy legend (and 1969 Australian Bible Quiz champ) Austen Tayshus headlined a celebration of Yiddish shtick, comedy and cabaret. Brought up in a Yiddish-speaking Orthodox home, the multi award-winning stand-up comic, actor and creator of 'Australiana', the highest-selling single in Australian recording history, was joined by some of Melbourne's best-loved Yiddishe entertainers and emerging comedic talents. Below are some highlights from the Festival.
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Sharing Our Stories, Passing on our hertitage

Older members of the community were brought together with young students to share their memories and stories of what life was like when they were at school in the early to middle years of the 20th Century. The Intergenerational Project, a unique cultural program initiated by the Kadimah and Sholem Aleichem College earlier this year. Project co-ordinator and Kadimah president Renata Singer said the program was a huge success, as stereotypes evaporated and conversations between young and old took shape in new and inspiring ways. Watch the video above to get an understanding of the program and see what a beautiful, learning experience was had by all involved.
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The Kadimah National Library holds the largest collection of Yiddish books, periodicals, reference, audio and video materials in Australia

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The Kadimah holds anthologies of Yiddish poetry and publishes poetry on the web with translations in several languages

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Listen and enjoy our weekly Kadimah Yiddish Radio Show on J-Air Radio and on the Internet

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The Leo Fink Hall at the Kadimah is home to many functions and events

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