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.

 

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Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebrated in Sydney

A function to celebrate 70th Independence Day of Israel was held in Sydney at Four Seasons Hotel. The function was attended by NSW Premier  Gladys Bereziklian, MP Luke Foley, Israel ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer, President Zionist Council of NSW Richard Balkin and President NSW Jewish board of deputies Jeremy Spinak. Hindu Council was represented by its NSW President Jay Raman and NSW Secretary Ashwani Jain.  

Israel and India have a special relationship as Indian blood was laid in  Haifa for the liberation of Haifa town and to bring Israel as a nation into existence again in 20th century.

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