Betar’s House Warming

May 4, 2012 by  
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Nearly 100 Betarim, parents, friends, Zionist youth movement members and Sydney Jewish community leaders have celebrated the opening of the new Betar NSW Maoz (center) at White City, Paddington.

Enjoying their new home

The communal event included a jumping-castle and other fun activities for kids and a Kosher BBQ for all.  Mementos of previous Betar functions were displayed including camp-shirts and hundreds of photos covering decades of activities and camps.  The Betar senior library was formally re-established with a donation of several books on Betar history and philosophy, including two books on Betar’s largely unknown but pre-eminent role in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

The festive atmosphere was enhanced by having other Zionist youth movements showing their support.  Toward the end of the day, following a Betar Tekes (ceremony), Betar teamed up against Hineny youth in a thrilling soccer match on the Betar Mao”z grounds.

Betar NSW is now running ongoing activities every second Sunday at the new Mao”z, and is looking forward with excitement to the coming winter camp – Machane Keter-David (David’s Crown).  David’s Crown represents our own pride and responsibilities as descendants of the Jewish nation.

To join Betar NSW, or participate in Betar activities, please contact Tiffany Davis at NSW@betar.org.au.  Betar Australia can be found on the web at www.betar.org.au

If you would like to help toward Betar’s future as a past member or friend of Betar in Australia, you can contact the Betar Parents and Friends in Sydney at PNFNSW@betar.org.au  or in Melbourne at PNFVIC@betar.org.au

Betar NSW would like to thank:

·         Hakoah club;

·         North shore synagogue and Wizo NSW for their wonderful support and on-going co-operation;

·         Bunnings for its generous donation of the Betar barbecue, tables and chairs;

·         All who contributed to the effort of getting Betar NSW into its new home.

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One Response to “Betar’s House Warming”
  1. singer says:

    Kol Hakavod Betar.

    My wife and I were privileged to have attended with three of our grandchildren and celebrate with you.

    The facilities are excellent – and the opportunities endless.

    The long five year search for a new home has ended with spectacular success.

    The resurgence of the Parents and Friends Committee who worked tirelessly on the day – also bodes well for the future of Betar.

    May you go from strength to strength in your new home – with your own sporting field as well!!

    I urge parents to visit White City and see the excellent facilities Betar has now ready and available to receive their children into what is sure to become an invigorated and dynamic youth group.

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