• 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 Sounds Better

Australian comedy legend (and 1969 Australian Bible Quiz champ) Austen Tayshus headlines 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, will be joined by some of Melbourne's best-loved Yiddishe entertainers and emerging comedic talents. So don't be a schmuck, don your best schmattas and schlep to the Kadimah Yiddish cultural centre for an unforgettable evening of Yiddish-inspired laughs.
To be part of In Yiddish it sounds better, contact fayburstin@gmail.com

Sharing Our Stories: an Intergenerational Project.

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 program was a wonderful success and as project coordinator and Kadimah President Renata Singer remarks: “Stereotypes and barriers between young and old were broken down.” The old people came away with a sense of being useful and valued, and they were. They have so much history and heritage to offer.”
Proudly supported by the City of Glen Eira the project is designed to serve as a basis for future similar projects by other schools and community groups. The Kadimah is keen to spread the message far and wide about the importance and value of the program to young and old alike, and is excited about the opportunity to bring its benefits to more members of the community.
This video is available for use by anyone want to implement a similar project. Please contact kadimahoffice@iprimus.com.au for more information.

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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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