Community Icon Passes Away

June 12, 2011 by Community Editor
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Hal Goldstein, the founder of the Sydney-based Jewish Communal Appeal, has passed away at the age of 83.

Hal Goldstein

JCA president Peter Phillipson said: ” It is with great sadness that we advise the passing of Hal Goldstein AM OBE, founder of the Jewish Communal Appeal.

A humble man, Hal was passionate about our community and its wellbeing.  His idea, to set up a communal fund for the benefit of those who are unable to ask for themselves, was as visionary as the man himself.  44 years later he leaves behind a legacy of a strong and robust community with organisations that service needs across all spectrums.

We have lost a great leader and dedicated philanthropist and our thoughts are with his wife Nancye and family at this difficult time.”

Established in 1967, the JCA was founded to manage a communal appeal and to enable an equitable distribution of communal funds.  The first appeal, some 42 years ago raised $340,000.

JCA has since grown and the range of Jewish organisations and services has continued to expand.    Today, there are 21 member organisations covering areas including community care, education, disability services, health, aged care, cultural affairs, political and physical security and sport.

Hal Goldstein was born in Bondi on February 17, 1928.

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