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Bialik College Hawthorn East 3123, Victoria

Bialik College is Melbourne’s oldest Jewish school and began its existence modestly as a Zionist Sunday school and kindergarten in 1942 in North Carlton. The kindergarten was the first educational establishment in Australia to use Hebrew as a language of instruction. As the local Jewish population grew and developed, Bialik transformed into a modern, vibrant and growing kindergarten, primary and secondary school complex. The College's first Year 12 class graduated in 1990.

Bialik College today is a cross-communal Jewish Zionist school, embracing an inclusive approach to Judaism. All students attend one campus in Hawthorn, creating a close-knit community of students from as young as three years old in the Early Learning Centre, through to Year 12 in the Senior School.

Bialik College's Laura Kipen Memorial Archive is open during the school term and by appointment only.

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429 Auburn Road Hawthorn East Victoria 3123 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9822 7981

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Opening Hours

During school term by appointment only.

Entry Fee

Free. By appointment only: please call (03) 9822 7981 to arrange a visit to the archives.

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429 Auburn Road Hawthorn East 3123 Victoria

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The Laura Kipen Memorial Archive was established on campus in 2012. The collection houses a unique combination of items which trace the history of the school's early beginnings from a Sunday school based in Carlton in 1942, to the current day as a flourishing school community with over 1,000 students. The collection is housed in a permanent repository in the Bialik College VCE Centre. The College is a cross-communal Zionist school, embracing an inclusive approach to Judaism, and the archival collection is significant in reinforcing the school’s cultural heritage for current students, as well as the community as a whole.

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The Laura Kipen Memorial Archive is open during the school term and by appointment only.

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Documents - The Button Project Collection - Miscellaneous

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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This box is part of a collection of material relating to the Bialik College Button project. It contains miscellaneous material relating to the Button Project. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this collection.

Exhibition Panel - 70th Anniversary: Supporting The School

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Panel from the exhibition held to celebrate the College's 70th anniversary in 2012.

Newspaper article - 'Bialik Appeal: Home Must Guide', The Jewish News, 1967

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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"Bialik Appeal: Home Must Guide", published in The Jewish News, 8 December 1967. Bialik College has a different conception of modern Judaism to that of other Jewish day schools in Melbourne. Mr. Joe Solvey, veteran Zionist leader and president of the College's 1967 Appeal, said that this difference has three parts. The college believes that religious observance should be dictated by the home rather than by the school. "We provide the knowledge but we do not believe in enforcement so as to provide a division between the home and the school". Israel is the central theme in the curriculum and Hebrew is taught as a living language to serve as the medium of communication between Israel and the Disapora..."

Photograph - Year 1M, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Year 1M, 1997. Front Row: Gabrielle Himmelhoch, Harry Nissen, Amy Goldenberg, Leah Mand, Colby Vexler, Jae Szental. Second Row: Shani Flynn, Ryan Leon, Aron Lefkovic, Simone Berman, Nicole Rubinstein. Third Row: Oliver Rose, Aaron Nadler, Carly Warson, Daniel Benge, Stephanie Potaznik, April Staurt. Teachers (second row): Mrs Ruth Pojer, Miss Mandy Segal.

Photograph - Class photograph, 1980

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Darren and Wayne Krongold's class, 1980

Photograph - Staff members at Sports Day, c. 1980s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Staff members Lili Wolski, Jan Marshall and Danny Mond at Sports Day, c. 1980s.

Documents - Constitution of Bialik College, 1996 and Council handbooks, 2000s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Folder containing Bialik College constitution, 1979, as amended 1984, 1986 and 1996; Council Handbooks 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007; Key Values and Strategic Plan, 1997/1998. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Photograph - T-Ball Teams A & B, 1995

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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T-Ball Teams A & B, 1995. First Row: Ashleigh Duzamen, Mikhala Musat, Raphael Fantl, Jerome Dadov, Jeremy Zimet, Ezra Shaked, Romy Davidov. Second Row: Josh Landy, Jacob Coppel, Justin Olstein, Melanie Pose, Elissa Smorgon, Robby Gringlas, Ben Pryor, Justin Snyder. Third Row: Jesse Velik, Lauren Pinch, Janine Payes, Simone Krause, Lana Meltzer, Rikki Coppel, Lia Gery, Bradley Janovic.

Photograph - Kinder and Prep Students, Shakespeare Grove, 1963

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Portrait-style photographs of Shakespeare Grove Kindergarten and Prep students, 1963. Richard Kausman is in the larger photo on the left, and Noemi Fiala on the right (see I/00706). Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Photograph - Kindergarten students in costume, Shakespeare Grove, 1960s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Kindergarten students in costume - possibly for Purim, Shakespeare Grove, 1960s. Students: Daniel Besen, Danny Gunn. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Photograph - Years 7 and 8 Girls Handball Team, 1996

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Years 7 and 8 Girls Handball Team, 1996. Front Row: Ilana Banky, Natalia Blecher, Dana Ekstein, Janine Payes, Lina Karpinsky, Mikhaela Musat. Second Row: Julia Sheinin, Michelle Samuel, Nicole Frankel, Emily Bock. Coach (second row): Mr Guy Dvir-Ovadia.

Photograph - 'The Inspector General' Cast and Crew, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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'The Inspector General' Cast and Crew 1997. Front Row: Carla Silbert, Libby Bezoza. Second Row: Alistair Marks, Jesse Velik, Beth Sackville, Emily Bock, Raffy Vajda, Tully Zygier, Gali Shohat. Third Row: Danny Stuk, Paul Glezer, Ben Waingymer, Matti Rose, Ben Goldbloom, Amina Silman, Lauren Velik. Fourth Row: Elise Hearst, Jo Rosenberg, Simon Dorevitch, Mikhaela Musat, Anna Dorevitch, Tal Krape, Mary Kishenevsky, Alexis Palmer, Dan Krasnostein, Elliot Cyngler. Fifth Row: Jason Blankfield, Arik Blum, Jordy Silverstein, Bec Silver, Michelle Zeimer, Natalie Stone, Gregory Frid, Natasha Rubinfeld, Nathan Richter. Teacher (second row): Mr Eli Erez (Director).

Photograph - Beverley Freedman

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Staff member Beverley Freedman (left), c. 1980s. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Photograph - Years 9 and 10 Girls Netball Team, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Years 9 and 10 Girls Netball Team, 1997. Front Row: Tanya Zwier, Jessica Rynderman, Libby Bezoza, Jo Rosenberg, Yvonne Nirens. Second Row: Anna Dorevitch, Georgia Samuel, Deborah Melinger, Bianca Olstein, Monica Schipper. Third Row: Georgia Danos, Davinah Schwarz, Selina Rutko, Emma Jacobs, Kate Stiebel Naomi Onas, Julia Orbach, Tamara Glasberg. Coach (second row): Mariss Sarif.

Photograph - Students making fairy bread, c. 2000s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students making fairy bread, c. 2000s. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Photograph - Students cheering at a House Swimming day, c. 2000s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students cheering at a House Swimming day, c. 2000s. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Photograph - Staff, Shakespeare Grove, 1980

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Staff from the Shakespeare Grove, Hawthorn campus, 1980. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Document - Invitation to the opening of Smorgon Family House, 1981

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Invitation to the opening of Smorgon Family House at Bialik College, in the presence of Sir Zelman and Lady Cowen, 16 August 1981. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Photograph - Early Learning Centre students, 1960s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Early Learning Centre students in a classroom, 1960s.

Audio reels - Bialik College Choir recording, 1977

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Two audio reels of Bialik College Choir recordings, 1977. Produced as the record 'Hear our Voices' (see I/01186).

Documents and media - Newspaper clippings and Behind The News DVD, 1990s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Bag containing file of newspaper clippings relating to Bialik, 1990s, and a DVD of 'Behind The News' featuring Bialik students, 1990. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Photograph - Years 4, 5 and 6 Play Reunion, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Years 4, 5 and 6 Play Reunion, 1997. Front Row: Rachel Potaznik, Jinelle Davidson, Stephanie Gomo, Serena Burd, Anat Bogatin, Natalie Mittelman, Kara Landau, Laine Lipson. Second Row: Jeremy Blonde, Adam Gringlas, Daniel Kandy, Leora Peley, Talia Krape, Natalie Glanc, Carlie Cohen, Marnie Peters. Third Row: Hannah Wollan, Carlie Velik, Dion Kamien, James Silbert, Sarah Pinch, Ben Froumine, Ryder Sussman, Rachel Engel, Maxim Karlik, Zac Landy, ..., Stephen Himmelhoch. Fourth Row: Joshua Rutman, Jessica Rosenberg, Amanda Smorgan, Ari Horton, Anne Epstein, David Samuel, Bar Elbaum, Michael Sacks, Tobey Hofman, Hayley Nissen, Deanna Korman. Teacher: Ms Emma Freedman.

Documents - Ron Unger architect - Auburn Road

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Box of papers relating to architect Ron Unger's involvement with the Auburn Road campus, including correspondence and plans. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Exhibition Panel - 70th Anniversary: Kikar Bialik

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Panel from the exhibition held to celebrate the College's 70th anniversary in 2012. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Photograph - Athletics, c. 1980s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students competing in athletics competitions, including running, long jump and high jump, at an inter school sports day c. 1980s. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Media - Bnei Mitzvah audiovisual material, 2000s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Box of audiovisual material from Bnei Mitzvah ceremonies on video tape and CDs, 2000s. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Photograph - Teacher and parent music workshop, Shakespeare Grove, late 1990s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Teacher and parent music workshop, Shakespeare Grove, late 1990s. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Exhibition Panel - 70th Anniversary: Whispers of Bialik

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Panel from the exhibition held to celebrate the College's 70th anniversary in 2012. College Plaque states: Pioneers of Bialik School - Joseph Solvey [Foundation President 1942] David Abzac, Philip Block, Ania Ginzburg, Yehuda Honig, Rachel Laube, Israel Saks, Rachel Saks, Tania Saks, Wolf Saks, Liba Rymer, Zvi Ryzman, Joseph Yoffe. Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.

Newspaper article - 'Why Another College?', The Herald, 1962

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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"Why Another College?", The Herald, 28 November 1962. "With the opening of Bialik College Appeal this week it may be appropriate to ask why the appeal is being made to the community and what the college expects to contribute to the community in the future. After all Melbourne already has Mount Scopus College taking children from all over Melbourne and four or five other Jewish day schools in a system which is already one if not the best for a community of its size in the world. One of the most important answers to the question is that none of the existing primary schools, not even Mount Scopus, really serves the Jewish educational needs of primary school children in the northern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Even children in these suburbs attending Mount Scopus College spend several hours a day travelling and are thus deprived of valuable time for study, play or other extra curricular activities...."

Exhibition Panel - 70th Anniversary: The Community That Saved The School

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Panel from the exhibition held to celebrate the College's 70th anniversary in 2012. Newsclipping 1: "Bialik Appeak Success". Newsclipping 2: "Bialik Fights Back...Back Bialik!". Please contact archives@bialik.vic.edu.au to request access to this record.