100 years and going strong

December 14, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Rabbi Dr Shalom Coleman has celebrated his 100th birthday in Perth last week.

Members of his family from around the world joined leaders of the Perth Jewish Community in congratulating the UK-born rabbi who settled in Perth in 1965 where he served the Perth Hebrew Congregation until 1985.
Rabbi Coleman was born in Liverpool and served the South African communities in Potchefstroom and Bloemfontein between 1947 and 1960.
He moved to Sydney in 1961 and accepted a post in Perth in 1965.
He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and a Member of the Order of Australia.
Although living independently, Rabbi Coleman has been the honorary rabbi at the Maurice Zeffert Retirement Home for several years.
His successor at the PHC, Rabbi Dovid Freilich addressed a community function relating the long history of Rabbi Coleman’s achievements. Rabbi Freilich has also returned and his success Rabbi Dan Lieberman joined Michael Hodes, Aviva Freilich and Rabbi Coleman’s daughter Romaine Kaufman in paying tribute to the centenarian
Following is a graphic account of the week’s celebration behind us.
Photos from Eli Rabinowitz and Sas Saddick.

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