Volume 31 Issue 18 17 Jun 2022 18 Sivan 5782

Your blood’s worth bottling

Sonia Newell – Development Officer – Alumni & Community Relations

Last chance to see VIVID 2022

If you’re still planning a visit to VIVID, don’t forget to check out Emanuel alumnus Zac Levi’s artwork “Crowded Cadmans”, a 3D animation that comes straight from the imaginations of Sydney-based artists living with a disability. Zac’s role with this project was 3D modelling, animation, visual effects and look development.

The artwork is on display on the façade of Cadmans Cottage in the Rocks until tomorrow night, Saturday 18 June 2022, when VIVID 2022 ends. 

Celebrating Her Success

National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW) is holding an event titled Celebrating Her Success this Sunday 19 June 2022 from 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. Successful Jewish women at various stages of their careers will share how their journeys and encourage other women to pursue their goals. Speakers include Emanuel parent and author Kerri Sackville and alumna Rikki Stern (Class of 2016), founder and director of Cancer Chicks Australia. Book here.    


Health Matters – Dr Ginni Mansberg – The New Teen Age 
Sunday 19 June 2022 10.30 am – 11.30 am

Before your teenagers drive you crazy (if they haven’t already done so), you might like to join Emanuel Synagogue for this online Health Matters event featuring Emanuel past parent, Dr Ginni Mansberg, who will share evidence-based strategies for raising today’s tweens and teens to feel confident and strong.

Ginni has been a GP for 30 years, specialising in women’s and children’s health. She is the author of a number of books, with her latest book titled The New Teen Age. You may have seen Dr Ginni hosting SBS’s Medicine or Myth? or Foxtel’s Embarrassing Bodies Downunder, and she is also the resident GP on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. Book here for Sunday’s event. 

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival 
Sunday 19 June 2022 – Monday 20 June 2022

This two-day event includes a number of interesting sessions including one titled “Coffee & Headlines with The Daily Aus Co-founder Sam Koslowski” who is an Emanuel alumnus.

Jewish Board of Deputies’ June plenum

Sephardi/Mizrachi Education and Awareness is the theme of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ June plenum next Wednesday evening, 22 June 2022.

This in-person event includes a panel discussion where Emanuel alumnus and Gesher committee member Joshua Moses is the Moderator. Register here. Although most of our readers probably do not know Joshua personally, you may well know his mum Maria who is one of the very friendly voices at the end of the phone if ever you ring the School. Perhaps you have met her in person when you arrive at Reception to pick up a sick child or come in to School for any other matters.


National Blood Donor Week 
Monday 13 June 2022 – Sunday 19 June 2022

Tuesday this week was designated “World Blood Donor Day”.  If you are 18 to 75 years old, healthy and weigh over 50kg, you may want to consider being a blood donor if you are not already one. The rules for eligibility to donate blood and plasma are about to change, which will mean those who are currently ineligible to donate blood because they lived in the UK between 1980 and 1996 will soon be able to do so. 

I can tell you from first-hand experience, blood donation is such an easy thing to do, even for those of us who don’t like the sight of blood, and it can be life-saving for some of the recipients of your donated blood products.

This coming weekend looks like it could be a busy one, with so many options of things to do, including lectures and workshops to attend.

For our 65+ readers

If your parents are in this age group but are not regular readers of Ma Nishma, please let them know about the upcoming launch of Seniors – Walkie Talkie, Maccabi Life on Wednesday 29 June 2022. The aim is to connect the 65+ age group via a leisurely walk outdoors, in the fresh air, followed by an inspiring talk/entertainment. For their first event on Wednesday 29 June 2022, they will meet at 10.00 am at the Friendship Bakery, Laguna Street Vaucluse and walk for an hour around Christensen Park area then go upstairs at the Mark Moran Vaucluse to play Bingo, with coffee and cake provided by the Friendship Bakery. Bookings are essential for this event.

School holiday activities

July School holidays are closer than you think. It’s not too late to check out and book for the numerous camps and workshops on offer, many of which have a strong Emanuel connection. Perhaps your children will be attending Habonim’s winter camp Machane Dvash or for students aged 13 plus, or maybe volunteering at Friendship Circle (FC) five-day camp. Click here for details.

FC is also seeking young adults to join their Young Adult leadership team, so for our readers with older children, please tell them about this opportunity. Click here for more details.  

If your children have an interest in photography, they might like to attend one of the B’nai B’rith Photo Workshops during the holidays. Here is more information.

Past parent ,Vivienne Radomsky, Marketing & Development Manager B’nai B’rith NSW, invites members of our School community to email her with expressions of interest to join the B’nai B’rith Players, a community theatre group with Director and Producer Moira Blumenthal: vivienne.radomsky@bbnsw.org.au or call 9321 6307.

We look forward to sharing our news and yours, so if you have photos and/or news you would like to share with us, please send to Sonia Newell.    

Shabbat shalom, stay safe, stay warm and have a great weekend.