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The Joint’s 2018 Annual Spring Speaking Tour presents Asher Ostrin
With so much of the world’s focus on Russia, don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the world’s foremost experts on post-Soviet Jewish life. For more than two decades, Asher oversaw the creation and development of The Joint’s multi-faceted welfare and Jewish community development program across the former Soviet Union.
The Joint In the News
Australian Jewish News
Rebirth of Jewish Life is a a modern-day miracle
President of The Joint Australia, Eva Fischl, shares her story of returning to Hungary a lifetime after fleeing persecution, to witness the flourishing of Jewish life at The Joint summer camp in Szarvas.
Australian Jewish News
Joining The Joint – Victorian Director Yael Cass (Australian Jewish News)
The Joint Australia has appointed a dedicated Victorian director to establish a more formal presence in the state.
Yael Cass will seek to increase the Melbourne Jewish community’s engagement with The Joint and its global humanitarian assistance projects in more than 70 isolated or endangered Jewish communities around the globe.
From the President
2018 Spring – Summer Newsletter
A Lesson in Hope
Although I was only four when I left Hungary, hurtling over the border to Austria with my mother who had survived Auschwitz, it would surely have been inconceivable to her then, that the child in her arms, would one day return to Hungary as a board member of the organisation that would go on to save our shattered lives. That organisation was The Joint.
That this same ‘Joint’ (short for The Joint Distribution Committee), which orchestrated safe passage to Australia for me—and 25,000 other Holocaust survivors—could still be a beacon for Jews in need around the world today, is in my eyes, a modern-day miracle. That The Joint is also near-singlehandedly revitalising Jewish life in places where Judaism was nearly eradicated or simply in danger of dying out, is something that needs to be seen to be believed.
Fortunately, I was recently given that opportunity when I was invited by The Joint to visit Szarvas last month. Although I had heard and read about Szarvas, seeing the ‘revival of Jewish life’ being played out in real time before my own eyes, was a sight for which nobody could have prepared me.