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Orthodox Jewry in Carlton and surrounding suburbs

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I have sold out of all copies of Orthodox Jewry in Carlton and Surrounding Suburbs, which I published for the recent bus tour of Carlton and East Melbourne. However, I am considering a second print run if there is sufficient interest. See details below. (If you are interested email me on djhavin@vicbar.com.au)


The book, of approximately 220 pages, is in two parts. The first section of 55 pages is a history of the following Shules and Institutions:


• East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation;

• Woolf Davis Chevra Hebrew Congregation (Stone’s Shul);

• Chevra Sha’arei Tikvah (Fitzroy);

• Chevra Torah of Rabbi Avrohom Eber Hirschowitz (Carlton);

• Melbourne Chevra Kadisha and the rival Chevra Chesed Shel Emeth;

• Carlton United Hebrew Congregation;

• Mincha in Flinders Lane and Chevra Beth Rivkah;

• Hascolah Talmud Torah;

• Brunswick Talmud Torah;

• Shtieblach (Carlton);

• North Carlton Batei Din and the Melbourne Beth Din;

• Northcote Jewish Centre (Thornbury Shul);

• Coburg Hebrew Congregation and Coburg Beth Ya’akov;

• Moonee Ponds Minyan; and,

• Carlton Jewish Commercial District.

There are also two colour maps, drawn to scale, showing the exact addresses of many places of Jewish interest in Carlton and the surrounding northern suburbs.

The second section is a collection of 22 topical extracts from books, journals and newspapers, and which include:

• Even Sapir by Rabbi Jacob Saphir, in which he records his impressions of Australian Jewry after his visit in 1861 (Hebrew);

• Beth Avrohom by Rabbi Avrohom Eber Hirschowitz, the founder of Chevra Torah in Carlton (1892 – 1894), in which he discusses whether or not Jews who live in the Southern Hemisphere ought to recite the prayer for rain in the Shemoneh Esrei at the same time as Jews who live in the Northern Hemisphere (Hebrew);

• Dos Is Mein Leiben by Feige Rochel Bennett, in which she reminisces about Carlton Jewry from the time of her arrival in Australia in 1938 (Yiddish); and,

• Historical monographs from various sources including the Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal and the Australian Jewish News (all in English).

The cost of the book is $40.

If you are interested in obtaining a copy, please e-mail me: djhavin@vicbar.com.au

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It would be great to have some thoughts from people who went on the tour of "Orthodox Carlton". Any takers?

Posted by Ralph Zwier on 2007-10-29 03:42:19 GMT