Three days to go

February 5, 2011 by Henry Benjamin
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As South Queenslanders busy themselves rebuilding their homes and their lives, the cream of Australian Jewish talent is putting the finishing touches to Ark Aid…a benefit concert being performed in Sydney to raise much-needed funds for our northern neighbours.

Ari Haber (left) with Jewish House CEO Rabbi Mendel Kastel

Ilan Kidron

The concert is being organised by Sydney ‘s The Jewish House in conjunction, a 24/7 care organisation, in conjunction with Our Big Kitchen and Queensland Jewish Community Services and will feature Ilan Kidron and the Potbelleez, Lior, Monsieur Camembert, Old Man River, DJ Morphingaz and Young Elvis. The show will be MC’s by popular Sydney Morning Herald columnist Sam Brett.

Ilan Kidron is producing the show and told J-Wire: “This is a unique opportunity for community members to have a great night out while at the same time helping those unfortunate Aussies whose lives were sent spinning as a result of the floods…and now they also have to deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi.”

Jewish House CEO Rabbi Mendel Kastel added: “As far as I am aware, this is the only Jewish concert which has been organised in Australia to raise funds to bring releif to the flood victims.

For Ari Heber, the concert will provide a rare night off for the tireless one man show that is the Queensland Jewish Community Services. He said: “Spme time ago, I signed a cooperative arrangement with Rabbi Kastel as a result of which QJCS could benefit from The Jewish House’s experience in care and fund-raising. This concert will serve as a prime example of how such arrangements can benefit the communities.”

Ark Aid will be performed at the Science Theatre in the University of New South Wales.

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