Community Dedication – Barry Smorgon

June 18, 2010 by Odile Faludi - Maccabi NSW
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Well, it’s official. Our very own Barry Smorgon, Maccabi Australia Chairman, has been acknowledged for his tremendous services to the community, particularly Maccabi by receiving an Order of Australia, OAM.

This was achieved predominantly for his work with Maccabi Australia, and to the business sector. Barry is incredibly humble by nature and would hate all the fuss but Maccabi NSW is incredibly proud of his achievements and would simply like to say “Mazeltov”.

Barry told Maccabi News, “I am honoured to be recognised for doing the things that I love.”

Since Barry became Chairman of Maccabi Australia in 2007 he has also founded the Board of Governors. He has been a founding Patron of the Inaugural Maccabi Australia International Games, “MAIGS” in 2006 and will be again in 2010. He has actively been involved in so many Boards and committees involved with Jewish Affairs it is difficult to list them all but JCA has been at the core.

Barry also is Executive Chairman of his privately owned business JALCO, which employs over 600 people. Amongst all that he still is dedicated to giving back not only to our community but to many others and his philanthropic contributions run far and wide. He certainly is a Maccabi Mensch!

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