• 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

  • Kadimah's biggest show in years, Sholem Aleichem: Not Dead Yet! at Elwood's Phoenix Theatre was a huge success. Read More

  • The Kadimah has a number of reading and shmooz groups that meet regularly in our library, such as this group, which met with the visiting Yiddishist and actor Shane Baker from NY recently 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


Kadimah's biggest show in years, Sholem Aleichem: Not Dead Yet! at Elwood's Phoenix Theatre was a huge success. The English narrative was written by Arnold Zable, with evocative Yiddish songs and dramatised excerpts from Sholem Aleichem's stories in Yiddish, it was directed by Galit Klas and starring acclaimed New York Yiddish actor Shane Baker and a terrific local cast including Leon Garfinkel as the "not dead yet" beloved Yiddish writer and the heartmelting Hillel Ringelblum, aged 10. Three full shows marked the long-awaited return of Yiddish theatre to Melbourne. If you missed it, here's a review from Stage Whispers... Click Here.... To see a 10mins Youtube feature of the show and interviews with participants... Click Here...


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    Resources

    library

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

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    poetry

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

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    radio

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

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    lfh

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

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