• Balageneyden Cabert - Homage to the avant-garde Yiddish-Polish literary cabarets of pre-war Poland 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

Latest News

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100th Yortsayt of Sholem Aleichem

2016 marks the 100th Yortsayt of Sholem Aleichem. In honour of this most beloved of Yiddish writers, originator of the tales that inspired Fiddler on the Roof, the Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library together with a host of other organisations are celebrating his life and work.
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Sholem Aleichem: Not Dead Yet! A Tribute To The 100th Yortsayt Of Our Beloved Yiddish Writer

Save the dates! The Kadimah’s next major theatrical production will be this year’s biggest yet! Starring acclaimed New York Yiddish actor Shane Baker with a fabulous cast of local Yiddish acting talent, a script co-written by the brilliant Arnold Zable, co-directed by the wonderful Galit Klas and with musical direction from Gideon Preiss (Husky, The Bashevis Singers), our final tribute to Sholem Aleichem in this 100th yortsayt year is a show not to be missed. With three performances on October 29 & 30 (Saturday night, Sunday matinee, Sunday night) at the Phoenix Theatre in Elwood, there’s no excuses for missing out! Tickets cost $42, $35 for Kadimah members, $280 for groups of 8 ($35 each). Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=226613

Kadimah feature in the AJN’s Community Showcase Supplement of the 2nd September, 2016

Upcoming Events

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  • concert
    Shane Baker stars in Concert for Sholem Aleichem

    Saturday October 29, 8.00PM

    Sunday October 30, 2.00 & 7.00PM

  • Regular Activities

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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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