Volume 31 Issue 11 29 Apr 2022 28 Nisan 5782

Writers amongst us

Sonia Newell – Development Officer – Alumni & Community Relations

Pesach 2022/5782

We hope you all had wonderful Pesach celebrations with family and friends as well as some time to relax over the term break. Although it is only three days into the new term, we hope your children are settling back into their normal school routine, face to face once again with their teachers and their classmates.

The writers amongst us

From time to time, I have the privilege to speak with some of our parents, both past and present, as well as alumni who have written and published a variety of books, some becoming bestsellers. Current parent Kerri Sackville is an author, columnist and blogger and was recently interviewed in the Australian Jewish News about her new book The Life-Changing Magic of a Little Bit of Mess.

Towards the end of last term I wrote about yet another one of the many Emanuel Community connections – current parents, sisters Jessica Kawalsky and Nikki Levi and their first cousin Mandy Aaron, a past staff member who published her children’s book Mermaids on the Rock. Please note Mandy’s book is available for order through Booktopia, as is Gagman co-written by Emanuel past parent Joanne Fedler and her father Dov Fedler. 

Friendship Bakery

Don’t forget to check out the yummy treats available each week at Friendship Bakery, 2 Laguna Street Vaucluse. Order online  or just head up there to check out their delicious rugelach, quiches and fresh Challah just to mention a few – all prepared and baked in their Kosher kitchen onsite.


We love our Grandparents and Great grandparents

As our database continues to grow, we again say “thank you” to our readers for getting in touch to provide grandparent updates. There are still a number of families for whom we have no grandparent contact details. If you think they would like to read about our wonderful school, even if they live overseas, please send through their email contact.

We look forward to sharing our news and yours, so if you have photos or news you would like to share with us, please send to: snewell@emanuelschool.nsw.edu.au

Shabbat shalom, stay safe and have a great weekend.