Over the past three years the Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library has reinvented itself as a significant Jewish cultural organisation for the 21st century. As one of the spearhead organizations working towards a Jewish Cultural Precinct we have been through a strategic change process at all levels of our organisation, including at Board level. Change began in 2015 under new President, Renata Singer, and is an ongoing process reviewing and revising our 10 year Strategic Plan: 2015 – 2025.
The Kadimah’s mission is the maintenance and reinvigoration of Yiddish language and culture, with a focus on sharing the riches of the Ashkenazi culture and our Eastern European Jewish heritage with the whole Australian community. All our theatre and music programs are designed to be accessible to non-Yiddish speakers. We are committed to, and have had great success in, reviving and re-imaginging our wonderful tradition for a new era and a broader and younger demographic.
Culture for us is not an elite peripheral activity. It is essential to a healthy individual and to community wellbeing, and a key element in the creation of a successful multicultural society.