News & Events

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Our Moshe Fiszman z”l and Polish Friends Honoured

Our Moshe Fiszman z"l, ASPJ foundation Board member, has been posthumously honoured with an OAM in the 2019 Queen's Birthday honours list. Our Polish friends, Zygmunt Bielinski and Dr Sylvia Greda-Bogusz, have also both been awarded an OAM .

Vale Moshe Fiszman z”l (1921-2019)

It is with immense sadness that we mourn the passing of Moshe Fiszman z"l - Holocaust Survivor - a founding and, until his passing, continuing member of the Board of Management of the Australian Society of Polish Jews & Their Descendants.

Inaugural & 2019 ASPJ Oration

An almost capacity crowd of 200 filled the hall at the Caulfield campus of Monash University to hear our Inaugural and 2019 ASPJ Oration delivered by Professor Dariusz Stola, Director of Warsaw's POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

2018 “Henryk Sławik Award” Presentation

The Henryk Sławik Award is presented in honour of the spirit of the life and deeds of Henryk Sławik, (saving over thirty thousand lives in occupied Hungary, five thousand of those being Jews). The Board of Management of the ASPJ has decided to honour…

ASPJ at Melbourne’s 2018 “In One Voice”

The ASPJ took the opportunity to promotes ourselves at Melbourne Jewish community's "In One Voice" event held in Elsternwick on Sunday 18th March 2018. While the pics here show pleasant weather, it did turn a little nasty during the day. But despite…

Janusz Makuch in Conversation with Arnold Zable

In its final event for 2017, ASPJ President Izydor Marmur (pic right) introduced Founder and Director of the Kraków Festival of Jewish Culture, Janusz Makuch, in conversation with Melbourne writer Arnold Zable. In 2008, Janusz became the first recipient…

2017 “Henryk Sławik Award” Presentation

The Henryk Sławik Award is presented in honour of the spirit of the life and deeds of Henryk Sławik, (saving over thirty thousand lives in occupied Hungary, five thousand of those being Jews). The ASPJ's Board of Management of the ASPJ has decided to…

Honouring the Polish Righteous in Sydney

The Henryk Sławik Award is presented in honour of the spirit of the life and deeds of Henryk Sławik, (saving over thirty thousand lives in occupied Hungary, five thousand of those being Jews). The ASPJ's Board of Management of the ASPJ has decided to…

2016 “Henryk Sławik Award” Presentation

The Henryk Sławik Award is presented in honour of the spirit of the life and deeds of Henryk Sławik, (saving over thirty thousand lives in occupied Hungary, five thousand of those being Jews). The ASPJ's Board of Management of the ASPJ has decided to…

The Changing Landscape of Polish-Jewish Dialogue – an Evening with Andrzej Folwarczny

The subject of Polish-Jewish relations and dialogue in contemporary Poland drew over 150 people from Melbourne's Polish and Jewish communities to hear Andrzej Folwarczny, founder and CEO of Poland's Forum For Dialogue.

Honoring the Polish Righteous in Melbourne

Around 250 people from Melbourne's Polish and Jewish communities filled the auditorium of the Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre in Melbourne for the Australian premiere screening of the POLIN Museum's film "Ocaleni" (The Rescued) and for the Official…

2014 “Henryk Sławik Award” Presentation

The Henryk Sławik Award is presented in honour of the spirit of the life and deeds of Henryk Sławik, (saving over thirty thousand lives in occupied Hungary, five thousand of those being Jews). The ASPJ's Board of Management of the ASPJ has decided to…

Paweł Bramson Visit

The ASPJ was pivileged to host Paweł Bramson's visit to Melbourne, accompanied by his wife, Paolina, and daughter Zuzanna, to tell our community the story of his amazing life transformation.

2012 “Henryk Sławik Award” Presentation

The Henryk Sławik Award is presented in honour of the spirit of the life and deeds of Henryk Sławik, (saving over thirty thousand lives in occupied Hungary, five thousand of those being Jews). The ASPJ's Board of Management of the ASPJ has decided to…

Rabbi Maciej Pawlak – Rabbi/Director of Lauder-Morasha Jewish Schools in Warsaw

The ASPJ was pivileged to host Rabbi Maciej Pawlak's visit to Melbourne, intended to highlight the fact that there is an emerging Jewish community in Poland and that, like him, every day in Poland, someone else discovers their own Jewish identity.