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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.

Location

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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Photograph - ELC students celebrating Lag B'omer, c. 1990s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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ELC students eating outside and celebrating Lag B'omer, c. 1990s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photographs - Students playing football, 1986

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students playing football, 1986. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photographs - Photo proofs from a student performance, 1966

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Photo proofs from a student performance, December 1966. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Year 11, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Year 11, 1997. Front Row: Michelle Zeimer, Nina Dubowitz, Rebecca Freadman, Bianca Katz, Davette Ajzenman, Gabrielle Adamson-Pinczewski, Jacqui Zalcberg, Sarah Meyer. Second Row: Melanie Lew, Ben Coleman, Nicole Silverman, Jordana Morrison, Rebecca Jaffe, Robyn Cohen, Vanessa Lissek, Gali Lenko. Third Row: Dahlia Fried, Stephanie Benchimol, Belinda Benet, Simon Sackville, Michael Cebon, Lauren Goodman, Romy Klooger, Esther Justin, Fiona Rotstein, Rosalyn Santen, Dana Lenko, Jessica Leski, Elana Pose. Fourth Row: Sarah Kind, Karyn Lurie, Ben Silverstein, Dion Kagan, Lina Maister, Maya Zerman, Jenny Kravchenko, Michael Segev, Sherrie Geldberg, Simone Sakinofsky, Anna Krasnostein, Alon Januszewicz, Jana Teper, Tully Zygier. Fifth Row: David Crafti, Michelle Atlas, Amy Rosenberg, Julian Berenholtz, Adam Rogers, Alex Feigin, George Charkviani, Nevo Lavi, Ilya Sender, Jake Lazarus, Nicky Dobos, Mikki Gringlas, Ron Gelberg. Teachers: (front row) Mr Mark Lenga, (second row) Mrs Carol Rosenhain, Ms Jo Pearson.

Photograph - Stage Band, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Stage band, 1997. Front Row: David Samuel, Gareth Kuperholz, Daniel Shani, Nicholas Marks. Second Row: Justin Snyder, Mayani Rawicki, Zoe Dorevitch, Spike Levy, Jessica Fliegner, Lara Werbeloff, Tamara Dobia, Hayley Kuperholz. Absent: Anthony Goldbloom. Teacher (front row): Mr Baruch Moshel.

Photograph - Opening Ceremony Shakespeare Grove, 1963

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Primary School Students in school uniform standing with teachers and the Principal in the garden of the Shakespeare Grove campus, 1963. One of the students is about to raise the Australian flag on the flag pole during the opening ceremony celebrations of Shakespeare Grove.

Photograph - Student competing in the long jump at a House Sports Day, c. 2000s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Student competing in the long jump at a House Sports Day, c. 2000s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Year 6K, 1996

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Year 6K, 1996. First Row: Samantha Samuel, Sabina Fainvetis, Alana Kushnir, Jenna Topaz, Tova Crossman, Sara Wein, Jessica Taft. Second Row: Ben Jaffe, Jeremy Zimet, Natalie Leski, Joshua Landy, Raphael Fantl, Jerome Dadon. Third Row: Joshua Burman, Lauren Kozica, Jesse Velik, Richelle Berman, Naomi Snyder, Jordy Fayman, Lisa Rosenfeld, Joshua Balbin. Absent: Dimity Mezhov. Teachers (second row): Mrs M. Kornberg, Ms H. Lieblich.

Photocopy on paper - Kindergarten Students, Carlton, 1945-1946

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Kindergarten students in free dress in the garden, Drummond Street Carlton campus, 1945-1946. Front row: Judy Wise, unknown. Back row: Minette Morris (née Goldberg), Sam Singer, John Foy, Harry Lipp, Josephine Boltin (née Morris).

Photograph - B Grade Debating Team, 1995

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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B Grade Debating Team, 1995. First Row: Isaac Greener, Jeremy Gomo, Joel Fetter, Adina Trainor. Second Row: Melissa Gaddie, Carly Goldstone, Dean Harris, Tamar Sztal. Absent: Susannah Palmer. Coaches: (second row) Mrs Sharon Berenholtz, Mrs Kristina Williams (absent).

Photograph - Year 8E, 1996

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Year 8E, 1996. First Row: Daniel Rawicki, Nicolas Liberman, Joanna Rosenberg, David Kirszbaum, Marc Jurblum, Talia Krape, Jono Black, Ben Glick. Second Row: Jasmine Feldy, David Zeimer, Sharyn Mittelman, Romy Kamien, Jordana Silverstein, Libby Bezoza, Amina Silman, Nathan Richter. Third Row: Tanya Zwier, Ruffy Vadja, David Gould, Simon Dorevitch, Adam Rosenberg, Allana Coppel, Gali Shohat. Teacher (second row): Mr Eli Erez.

Photograph - Primary Newcombe Mixed Team B, 1996

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Primary Newcombe Mixed Team B, 1996. Front row: Romy Davidov, ... Second Row: Sabrina Kushnir, David Samuel, Jason Merenstein, Jesse Sharp, Michael Smolyansky, Ari Horton, Brigitta Tranis. Coaches: Miss Karen Bryant, Miss Carla Oldfield.

Photographs - Farewell to Shakespeare Grove musical concert, 1998

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Farewell to Shakespeare Grove musical concert, 1998. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Students with school banner, Shakespeare Grove, 1963

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students sitting on the front steps of the main building holding the school banner, on the day of the opening of the Shakespeare Grove campus, 17 February 1963. The students are dressed in full school uniform including Bialik logo caps for the boys and Bialik logo berets for the girls. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Significance

This photograph is culturally significant because it is the first professionally commissioned photographs of the school during its opening day at the Shakespeare Grove, Hawthorn school site. This is significant as the school officially opened an early learning centre (kindergarten) and primary school on this day 17 February 1963 after recently closing the Drummond street, Carlton campus. This is one of the first photographs taken at Bialik College's second school site where considerable investment was made by the community to build a larger school on a new campus with modern education facilities and more classrooms for the first time at 6 Shakespeare Grove Hawthorn.

Photograph - Students having a cooking lesson, c. 1980s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students having a cooking lesson, c. 1980s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Kindergarten 5, 1976

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Kindergarten 5, 1976. Students are seated and are not dressed in uniform. Teachers: unknown. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Year 11L, 1995

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Year 11L, 1995. First Row: Carly Goldstone, Yuliya Perchyono, Boris Garber, Renata Zilberg, Adrian Chazan, Michelle Wald, Anna Shaked. Second Row: Yariv Field, Ben Czapnik, Michael King, Michael Sadovsky, Anthony Marget, David Serry, Joel Fetter. Third Row: Amanda Teital, Naomi Buchner, Tomas Lopata, Dean Harris, Ben Snyder, Sussanah Palmer. Fourth Row: Guy Albeck, Adina Trainor, Daniel Dobos, Marty Dodge. Absent: Simona Feldman. Teacher (second row): Mr Mark Lenga.

Photograph - Year 6, 1995

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Year 6, 1995. First Row: Toni Goldwasser, Ilana Banky, Tali Blecher, Jeremy Opat, Joshua Goldsmith, Gabe Warren, Jessica Santen, Mikhaela Musat, Jessica Wolper. Second Row: Debbie Sochen, Amy Czarny, Ann Katchoura, Michael Davis, Jason Israelsohn, Jeremy Pura, Julia Santen, Joshua Pura, Nicole Kopel. Third Row: Sasha Ferdman, Anthony Goldbloom, Robby Gringlas, Stella Gold, Justin Olstein, Jacob Coppel, Sarah Gory, Dan Zalcberg, Joshua Cukierman, Daniel Lazarovits. Fourth Row: Hanan Braun, Dana Ekstein, Jarrod Rubenstein, Joshua Guest, Elissa Smorgon, Leora Peleg, Brad Janovic, Lee Ida, Brad Nissen, Katherine Frayman. Fifth Row: Lia Gery, Adam Sacks, Lauren Pinch, Simone Krause, Lana Meltzer, Taryn Diamond, Noam Rosen, Janine Payes, Danny Van Aken, Margarita Gurewich. Absent: Melanie Pose. Teachers (second row): Mr Gary Velleman, Mrs Ronit Bichler, Ms Caitlin Goldberg.

Photograph - Students in the Shakespeare Grove music room, 1994

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students in the Shakespeare Grove music room, 1994. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Soccer team, c. 1990s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Soccer team, c. 1990s.

Photograph - Year 6R, 1996

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Year 6R, 1996. First Row: Dan Glick, Michael Feldman, Adam Bogatin, Lexi Zayon, Marcus Klein, Michael Lipson, Ben Kandy. Second Row: Cherie Levy, Jono Platt, Rebecca Zwier, Nadja Perelberg, Hayley Sher, Ashleigh Duzenman, Lana Kagan. Third Row: Naomi Barmakov, Vicky Gershenzon, Lara Werbeloff, Luke Peters, Rikki Coppel, Dion Szer, Kate Rosenberg, Ilana Vajda. Teacher (second row): Naomi Ryan.

Documents and media - Besen Art and Technology Centre

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Box and binder folder of material relating to the Besen Art and Technology Centre, including CDs of photographs of the building, plans, appeal documents and canvasser's kit, a video produced by Jonathan Muller in association with Ron Unger Architects (1999), and invitation to the opening (2001). Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Prep, 1968

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Prep class, Shakespeare Grove, 1968. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Newspaper article - 'Prospectus for Bialik', The Jewish News, 1963

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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"Prospectus for Bialik", The Jewish News, 29 November 1963. "Bialik Enrolments", The Herald, 29 November 1963. "College of Harmony", 1963. "Barbecue a Big Success", December 1963. "Bialik College Enrolments", The Jewish News, November 1963. "Bialik College has been an addition and has made a new contribution to the Jewish community" said Mr. M. Ashkanasy Q.C. guest speaker at the first "Speech Day" of Bialik College. In an address directed at the pupils (the oldest being first-graders) Mr. Ashkanasay explained how important it is that their school should be named after a poet; that they should also look to beauty to poetry and to the future. Through a poet's eyes they will see the true spirit of Judaism - the spirit of Bialik the great Hebrew poet. Established this year the college has a roll of 60 pupils and hopes to grow at the rate of a grade per year until it becomes a full primary school..."

Publication - Yearbook, 1995

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Annual Yearbook, 1995. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Choir, 1977

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Choir, Wantirna campus, 1977. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Students outside at lunch time, c. 1990s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Girls outside at lunch time, c. 1990s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Book - Genia

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Book of tributes to former principal Genia Janover, 2008. Contains images, messages of thanks and a sponsorship section where messages are organised via a donation hierarchy. Compiled to raise funds for the Bialik Scholarship Fund. Also a running sheet for Genia's tribute dinner. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Documents - Israel Kipen collection, Box 5

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

Historical information

Records belonging to Israel Kipen, 1964-1981. Includes meeting papers, constitution, correspondence and financial documents. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Video tape - Graduation, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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VHS tape of graduation, 27 November 1997. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.