Haifa Day Centenary Celebrated in Sydney Australia

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, an organization representing Jews in the New South wales state celebrated the centenary of the day the city of Haifa in Israel was liberated a hundred years ago. Over 100 members of the #Jewish and #Indian communities commemorated this 100th anniversary of the liberation of #Haifa during #WWI at Parramatta & District Synagogue. in North Parramatta on the evening of 21st October 2018.

Left:Linda Ben-Mashe, middle:Tara Sharma, Right:Mala Mehta and Shobha Deshiken

Lynda Ben-Mashe thanked Hindu Council of Australia for prompted the Jewish community of Sydney about the importance of Haifa Day and helping start the celebrations. Hindu Council was represented by its Directors Tara Sharma, Vijai Singhal and Surinder Jain.

Peter Allen-President NSW JBD, Surinder Jain-VP Hindu Council, Vijai Singhal-Director Hindu Council

Peter Allen, President of NSW Jewish Board of Deputies welcomed everyone. A historical record of Haifa day liberation and the valiant role of Indian troops was narrated by a historian. A Kathak dance by Niharika Sanghi and Pvitra Hathi enchanted everyone.

This was followed by reminiscences of childhood in Banglore by Renne who was born in banglore. Her mother still lives there while Renee has moved to Israel.

The final Indian bollywood style dance song by Loira Itzhak in Hebrew was enjoyed by everyone making the audience as well host dancing on the floor.

 

The centenary of Haifa Day Tour

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies is organising an 8-day tour of Israel for Australian Indians and Jews, with a 5-day stop to see “Jewish India” on the way. The Israel segment will focus on Israel-India relations, as well as giving a general tourist overview of the country. The India segment will highlight the Jewish history and presence in India. Our tour guide in Israel will be Roley Horowitz, the Indian-Israeli who guided PM Modi on his visit last year. In India our guide will be Yael Jhirad, one of the country’s few official government tour guides specialising in Jewish IndiaAll together, the experience will run from August 25 until September 8, culminating with the official ceremony in Haifa to mark the centenary of Haifa Day. 

All details can be found here, including itinerary highlights and costs and a registration and deposit form : http://www.jewishsydney.com.au/Shalom-Namaste/israel-and-india-tour-2018 .