Monte – meet Monte

February 29, 2016 by Natalie Shymko
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Sydney’s Montefiore’s Honorary Treasurer, Tom Mautner, has met with Dr Simon Sebag Montefiore, a descendant of Sir Moses Montefiore, the man after which Montefiore Home was named.

Simon Sebag Montefiore and Tom Mautner

Simon Sebag Montefiore and Tom Mautner

Sir Moses Montefiore is a well-known and respected figure in Jewish history having devoted his life and a considerable part of his fortune to benevolent activities.

Dr Simon Sebag Montefiore, an internationally acclaimed bestselling author, historian and television presenter is the great-nephew of Sir Moses and was in Sydney visiting from London to appear in a number of special events organised by the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival.

Mautner had the opportunity to meet Dr Montefiore at an event held at Waverley Library where Dr Montefiore delighted a sell-out crowd whilst discussing his latest book, The Romanovs.

Tom Mautner said, “It was truly a pleasure to meet a descendant of Sir Moses Montefiore whose unwavering devotion to benevolent and charitable endeavours  continues to inspire the Home to provide world-class care to all of its residents, including a large proportion with little to no financial means.”

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