• 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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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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Film and Discussion: Sholem Aleichem's Song of Songs

The Kadimah will launch the 2016 celebration of the 100th Yortsayt of Sholem Aleichem with a JIFF co-presentation of a new film by Ukrainian director Eva Neymann, Song of Songs, based on Sholem Aleichem’s story. The evening program at the Classic Cinema includes a performance by the Sholem Aleichem College Choir and a discussion panel on the writer’s universal appeal moderated by Danielle Charak featuring Professor Marko Pavlyshyn, convenor of Ukrainian Studies at Monash University’s School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics and Bobbi Zylberman, lecturer in Yiddish Language and Culture at Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation. Tickets: $20 full / $18 Concession / $17 Classic Members, on sale here from April 4: www.jiff.com.au/films/song-songs/

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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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