Annual Reports, Manuscript Records
Newspapers and Journals
Commemorations, Year Books
Books on Yiddish Melbourne
Books, Creative Writing
Books on Jewish Australia
Other, Sound Recording

Annual Reports, Manuscript Records

Jewish National Library Kadimah, Annual General Reports

Victorian Jewish Board of Deputies, Annual General Reports and Minutes

Newspapers and Journals

See listing under Media and Creative Writing – Yiddish Newspapers and Journals, on this site.

Commemorations, Year Books

Charak, Danielle (ed.), A Celebration of Yiddish (Melbourne, 2004)

Chavershaft: Special Edition – 60 years SKIF (Melbourne, 1988)

Der Lodzer Tsenter in Melbourne, 1953-1974  (The Lodzer Centre in Melbourne, 1953-1974) (Melbourne, 1974)

Marks, Stan (ed.), Ten Years: Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre Melbourne 1984-1994 (Melbourne, 1994)

Marks, Stan (ed.), Reflections: 20 Years 1984-2004. Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre (Melbourne, 2004)

Oistralisch-Yiddisher Almanach (Australian-Jewish Almanac), 1937, 1942, 1967

Reflection: Sholem Aleichem College, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1998

Sholem Aleichem Year Book 2003: Values for a lifetime

Stern, Shalom (ed.) Tsushtayer Zamlbuch (Cooperative Anthology) (Melbourne, 1944)

Tsen Yor Yiddishe Shul in Melbourne (1935-1945) (Ten Years of Yiddish School in Melbourne) (Melbourne 1946)

Twenty Years Sholem Aleichem College 1975-1995

Books on Yiddish Melbourne

Ajzenbud, Moshe, 60 Years of “Bund” in Melbourne 1928-1988, translated by Chana and Moshe Mrocki (Melbourne, 1996)

Markus, Andrew and Danielle Charak (eds), Yiddish Melbourne: Towards a History (Melbourne, 2008)

Zable, Arnold, Wanderers and Dreamers: Tales of the David Herman Theatre (Melbourne, 1998)

Books, Creative Writing

Ajzenbud, Moshe, Nusach Y. Rapoport (Y. Rapoport’s Style) (Melbourne, 1967)

Apelowicz, Dobke, Zamlung:  Poems, Dertseylungen, Lider Muzik (Collections: Poems, Stories, Songs, Music) (Melbourne, 1990)

Bergner, Herz, Pinchas Goldhar, Yosl Birstein, Southern Stories, Poems and Paintings (Melbourne, 1946)

Bergner, Herz, Licht un shotn (Light and Shadow) (Melbourne, 1960)

Bergner, Herz, M’darf Zein A Mentsch – Oistralishe Unandare Dertseilungen (Be Human – Australian and Other Tales) (Melbourne, 1971)

Birstein, Yossel, Unter Fremde Himlen (Under Alien Skies) (Melbourne, 1949)

Birstein, Yossel, Poetry, translated works at The Birstein project, a website created and managed by Andrew Firestone, The Birstein Project

Boruch Kaluszyner Gezang Bukh (Boruch Kaluszyner Songbook) (Melbourne, 1977)

Goldhar, Pinchas, Gezamelte Shriften (Collected Works) (Melbourne 1949)

Goldhar, Pinchas, Dertseilungen fun Oistralie (Tales from Australia) (Melbourne, 1939)

Kahn, Itzchak, “Shmuesn” mit Oistralishe Shreibers (Conversations with Australian Writers) (Melbourne 1976)

Liberman, Serge, On Firmer Shores (Melbourne, 1981)

Rapoport, Yehoshua, Ershte Shnit Nochn Shturem (First Harvest After the Storm) (Melbourne 1948)

Rozen, Ber Isaac, Geklibene Shriften (Selected Works) (Melbourne, 1957)

Steinberg, I.N., Gelebt un Gecholemt in Oistralie (Lived and Dreamed in Australia) (Melbourne, 1943)

Waten, Judah, Alien Son (Melbourne, 1952)

Waten, Judah, Distant Land (Sydney, 1964)

Zable, Arnold, Scraps of Heaven (Melbourne, 2004)

Zable, Arnold, Café Scheherazade (Melbourne, 2001)


Bennett, Feige-Rachel, Doz Iz Mayn Lebn (This Is My Life) (Melbourne, 1975)

Bennett, Shmuel, Chronicles of a Life (Melbourne, 1999)

Rosenberg, Jacob Gershon, Sunrise West (Melbourne, 2007)

Rosenfarb, Chava,  Bono Wiener Remembered (Montreal, 1997)

Schwarz, Tess, The First of Forty Families (Melbourne, 2001)

Books on Jewish Australia

Benjamin, Rodney, A Serious Influx of Jews, A History of Jewish Welfare in Victoria (St Leonards, 1998)

Berman, Judith, Holocaust Remembrance in Australian Jewish Communities, 1945-2000 (Perth, 2001)

Fagenblat, Michael, Melanie Landau, Nathan Wolski (eds.), New Under the Sun (Melbourne, 2006)

Freadman, Richard, This Crazy Thing A Life, Australian Jewish Autobiography (Crawley, Perth, 2007)

Goldlust, John, The Melbourne Jewish Community: A Needs Assessment Study (Canberra, 1993)

Goldlust, John, The Jews of Melbourne: A Community Profile. A Report on the Findings of the Jewish Community Survey, 1991 (Melbourne, 1993)

Golvan, Colin, The Distant Exodus: Australian Jews Recall Their Immigrant Experiences (Sydney 1990)

Havin, David, Orthodox Jewry in Carlton and Surrounding Suburbs (Melbourne, 2007)

Jacobs, Alan, Enough Already: An Anthology of Australian Jewish Writing (Sydney, 1999)

Keesing, Nancy, (ed.) Shalom: Australian Jewish Stories (Sydney, 1978)

Liberman, Serge, A Bibliography of Australasian Judaica (Sydney, 1987. Revised and updated edition, 1991)

Medding, Peter, From Assimilation to Group Survival: A Political and Sociological Study of an Australian Jewish Community (Melbourne, 1968)

Medding, Peter (ed), Jews in Australian Society (Melbourne, 1973)

Rubinstein, Hilary, The Jews in Victoria 1835-1985 (Sydney, 1986)

Rubinstein, Hilary, Chosen: The Jews in Australia (Sydney, 1987)

Rubinstein, H.L., The Jews in Australia: A Thematic History, Volume I: 1788-1945 (Melbourne 1991)

Rubinstein, W.D (ed), Jews in the Sixth Continent (Sydney, 1987)

Rubinstein, W.D., The Jews in Australia: A Thematic History. Volume II 1945 to the Present (Melbourne, 1991)

Rutland, Suzanne, Edge of the Diaspora: Two Centuries of Jewish Settlement in Australia (Sydney, 1988)

Rutland, Suzanne, Pages of History: A Century of Australian Jewish Press (Melbourne 1995)


Benjamin, Rodney, “Leo Fink”, The Australian Dictionary of Biography (Online Edition, originally published 1996)

Bennett, Shmuel, “The Hazomir Choir Jubilee”, Melbourne Chronicle, 1981

Burstin, David, “I.L. Peretz Yiddish School 1935-1984”, The Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, 1986

Burstin, David, “Growing up in the Bund in Melbourne”, Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, Nov. 2002

Burstin, Sefra, “SKIF in the seventies”, Chavershaft: Special Edition – 60 years SKIF (Melbourne, 1988)

Dafner, Alex, “Youth at the Kadimah and future proposals” Melbourne Chronicle, March 1982 pp. 2-3

Dafner, Alex, “The Kadimah and Yiddish Melbourne in the twentieth century”, Jewish Cultural Centre & National Library “Kadimah”

Diner, Jacob, “Yiddish in Australia”, Melbourne Chronicle, No. 64, 1994

Dunstan, David, “Samuel Wynn”, The Australian Dictionary of Biography (Online Edition, originally published 1990)

Encyclopedia Judaica, “Ravitch, Melech”, Vol. 13 (Jerusalem, 1971)

Factor, June, “Individual and community in commonwealth literature: three explorations of the immigrant experience in Australia”, Melbourne Chronicle, Aug. /Sept. 1982

Fein, Yvonne, “A morning with Judah Waten”, Melbourne Chronicle, March/April 1988

Gawenda, Michael, “Chicken soup”, Melbourne Chronicle, No. 1(57), March/April 1988

Gawenda, Michael, “Giligich Collection inaugurated”, The Australian Jewish News, 10 March 1989

Glezer, Leon, “The personal experiences and views of young Jewish intellectuals”, in Peter Y. Medding (ed.), Jews in Australian Society (Melbourne, 1973)

Glezer, Leon “Jews in Australia in the Twentieth Century”, in James Jupp (ed.), The Australian People: An Encyclopedia of the Nation, Its People and Their Origins (Cambridge, 2001)

Goldhar, Joshua, “On Pinhas Goldhar’s fortieth yahrzeit”, Melbourne Chronicle, Feb. /March 1987

Goldhar, Pinchas, “Drummond Street”, in Pomegranates: A Century of Jewish Australian Writing, complied by Gael hammer (Newtown, NSW: 1988)

Goldlust, John and Ronald Taft, “The current status of former Jewish refugees in Melbourne”, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, Vol. 6, April 1970

Golvan, Colin, “Excerpts from A Little Pleasure“, Melbourne Chronicle No. 2 (58), Oct./Nov. 1988

Golvan, Colin, “The distant exodus: Australian Jews recall their immigrant experiences”, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1990)

Havin, Reuben, “Gedaliah Shaiak – a tribute”, Melbourne Chronicle, Feb./March 1984

Hertz, J.S. , “Jacob Waks”, Doyres Bundistn (New York), No. 3, 1968

Hirchbein, Peretz, “Travel pictures: impressions of New Zealand and Australia” in Felker und Lender (Warsaw, 1929) translated from Yiddish by Serge Liberman, reproduced in Melbourne Chronicle, No. 60

“Hirschbein, Peretz”, in Encyclopedia Judaica, Vol. 8 (Jerusalem, 1971)

Holkner, Jean, “A man without ambition”, in Taking the Chook and Other Traumas of Growing Up (Melbourne, 1987)

Ivany, Susan, “The Kadimah: 1911-1961”, The Melbourne Chronicle, June/July 1981

Jedwab, Lou, “The Kadimah Youth Organisation in Melbourne. Reminiscences, 1942-53”, clipping found in album, Kadimah Library, Australian Jewish Historical Society , Vol. xii, Pt. 1, Nov. 1993

Kahn, Yitzhak, “Three Australian Yiddish writers” Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal and Proceedings, Vol. vii, Pt. 4, 1973

Kahn, Yitzhak, “Pinchas Goldhar, the pioneer of the Jewish creative word in Australia”, The Melbourne Chronicle, July 1977, pp. 12-16

Klarberg, Manfred, “Yiddish in Melbourne”, The Jewish Journal of Sociology, June 1970

Klarberg, Manfred, “Yiddish in Melbourne”, in Peter Medding (ed)., Jews in Australian Society (Melbourne, 1973)

Liberman, Serge, “Yiddish and the Tongues of Babel”, Melbourne Chronicle, Dec. 1978, p.3

Liberman, Serge, “Seventy years of Yiddish theatre in Melbourne (1909 – 1979):  Part One”, Melbourne Chronicle, June/July 1980, pp.8-10

Liberman, Serge, “Seventy years of Yiddish theatre in Melbourne (1909 -1979):  Part Two”, Melbourne Chronicle, Jan. 1981, pp.4-8

Liberman, Serge, “The Kadimah: continuity through change”, Melbourne Chronicle, No. 3(27), 1981

Liberman, Serge, “An overview of Australian Jewish fiction since World War II: Part One”, Melbourne Chronicle, Feb./ March 1983, pp. 6-8

Liberman, Serge, “An overview of Australian Jewish fiction since World War II: Part Two”, Melbourne Chronicle, June/July 1983, pp. 3-6

Liberman, Serge, “An overview of Australian Jewish fiction since World War II”, Outrider, Dec. 1984

Liberman, Serge, “The Kadimah at eighty”, Melbourne Chronicle, No. 61, 1991

Lipski, Sam, “Memories of a Jewish boyhood: Yiddish sounds, Carlton sights”, The Bulletin, 8 Jan. 1966

Lipski, Sam, “Going to shul”, Melbourne Chronicle, No. 1(57), March/April, 1988

Maclean, Pam, “The convergence of cultural worlds-Pinchas Goldhar: A Yiddish writer in Australia”, in W.D. Rubinstein (ed.), Jews in the Sixth Continent(Sydney, 1987)

Maclean, Pam, “Pinchas Goldhar: his Yiddishist vision – a flawed nationalism?”, The Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1991

Maclean, Pam and Malcolm Turnbull, “The Jews”, in Peter Yule (ed.), Carlton: A History (Melbourne, 2004)

Mrocki, Freydi, “From Waspville to Catskills”, Generation, Nov. 1993

Munz, Hirsh, “Yakob Safir un Zeine Nesioth. Travels of Jacob Saphir.  A visit to Australia in 1861″, reprinted in Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal,Melbourne, 1950

Ravich, Melech, “Continents and oceans”, Melbourne Chronicle, No. 1(57), March/April, 1988

Ringelblum, Pinye, “What? A SKIF in Melbourne?”, Chavershaft: Special Edition – 60 years SKIF (Melbourne, 1988)

Shaiak, Gedaliah, “Boruch Kaluszyner”, The Australian Jewish News (Yiddish edition), 1 Feb. 1974

Shaiak, Gedaliah, “Yiddish Poets in Australia”, Melbourne Chronicle, Dec. 1975

Shaiak, Gedaliah, “Abraham Cykiert”, Melbourne Chronicle, March 1976

Shaiak, Gedaliah, “The controversial Yehoshua Rapoport (a profile)”, Melbourne Chronicle, June/July 1982, pp. 6-7

Shaiak, Gedaliah, “Yitzhak Kahn – The uncompromising essayist”, Melbourne Chronicle, Nov./ Dec. 1982, pp. 8-9

Shaiak, Gedaliah, “Moshe Ajzenbud”, Melbourne Chronicle, Feb. /March 1983, pp. 9-10

Shaiak, Gedaliah, “Lew Frydman – a sensitive researcher and writer”, Melbourne Chronicle, Oct. /Nov. 1983, pp. 8-9

Skovron, Alex, “An anatomist of the divided soul: Jacob Rosenberg 1922-2008“, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 November 2008

Slucki, David,  “Theorising Doykeyt: towards a history of the Melbourne Bund“, Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal and Proceedings, Vol. xix, Pt. 2 (November 2008)

Waten, Judah, “Pinchas Goldhar”, The Australian Dictionary of Biography  (Online Edition, originally published 1983)

Weiner, Gershon, “Jewish culture and the Yiddish language: The tribal imperative”, Melbourne Chronicle, Oct. 1991

Weissberg, Samuel, “A Yiddish actor arrives”, published in The Melbourne Chronicle, 1988

Zable, Arnold, “Theatre then”, Melbourne Chronicle, No. 1(57), Mar. / Apr. 1988

Zable, Arnold, “Joseph Giligich: link between the Old World and the New”, The Australian Jewish News, 24 Feb. 1989

Zable, Arnold, “Queen of the Yiddish stage”, The Australian Jewish News, 4 Dec. 1998

Zable, Arnold, “The Kadimah: a house of welcome”, Melbourne Chronicle, No. 69, 2002


Bach (Ivany) Susan, “The Kadimah: 1911-1961”, Unpublished BA (Hons) Thesis, Department of History, Monash University, 1979

Klarberg, Manfred, “Language Loyalty in the Jewish Community of Melbourne”, MA Thesis, Monash University, 1974

Pinczower, Miriam, “Yiddish in Melbourne: An Ecological Perspective”, MA Thesis, University of Melbourne, 1992

Slucki, David, “Here-ness, There-ness, and Everywhere-ness: Doikeit and the Dispersion of the Bund after the Holocaust”, PhD Thesis, Monash University, 2010

Wajsenberg, Jenny, “Looking for Home: Reconstructions of Former Citizens of Bialystok, Poland”, PhD Thesis, University of Melbourne, 2007

Zable, Arnold, “Imagining the Immigrant Experience”, PhD Thesis, University of Melbourne, 2006


Bitter Herbs and Honey, a film by Monique Schwartz, an Amber Films Production, 1996

Other, Sound Recording

Australian Centre for the Study of Jewish Civilisation, Monash University, Talking History Series, 2004:  sessions covering The Bund, Kadimah and the Giligich Collection, Schools, Writers