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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.

We recommend viewing the archive items on Victorian Collections using the Internet Explorer browser. It is possible to sort the items under 'Collection Records' by clicking 'Options' on the top right. You can also use the 'Search' bar at the top of the page to search for particular eras, year levels, events and individuals.

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

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Photograph - ELC students riding a tricycle, c. 1990s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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ELC students riding a tricycle, c. 1990s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Shakespeare Grove opening ceremony, 1963

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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A student presenting flowers to a Bialik community member at the Shakespeare Grove opening ceremony, 1963. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Newspaper article - 'Chowers Farewell', 1966

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Newspaper Article, 'Chowers Farewell', published in unknown newspaper, most likely in 1966. 'Some UJEB Headmasters at farewell to Mr. A. Chowers at home of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Lehrer. Above - left to right: Stabding - Mr. A. Chowers Mr. K. Rathner Mr. R. Star. Seated - Mrs. J. Goldberg, Mrs. E. Ofer, Mrs. R. Sindel. Members of the Executive of UJEB with Mr. Chowers whom they were farewelling: (below) left to right - Mr. P. Symons Mr. A. Chowers, Mr. S. Glass, Mrs. D. Danglow, Mr. D. Marejn, Mrs. P. Lipshut, Mr. R. Lehrer. Mrs. A. Kagan, Mr. S. Lipshut, Mr. K. Bearman.' Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Staff, 1968

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Photocopy of a photo of staff, 1968. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Student performing a play, 1972

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students in costume performing a play in a classroom, 1972. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Advertisement - Purim Fair, 1964

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Advertisement for Grand Children's Purim Fair, 23 February 1964 at 6 Shakespeare Grove, featuring Zig and Zag. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Documents - B'yachad - The Bialik Foundation

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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One box containing promotional documents about the B'yachad - The Bialik Foundation, 2012-2018. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Audio reels - Speech Nights, 1960s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Audio reels of recordings from Speech Night events, 1965-1967. Some have been digitised on CD. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Objects - Branded and marketing items

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Branded items including mousepad, torches, notepad, wallets, document wallet, clock, cup, pens, keyrings, letterhead. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Scrapbooks - Student work

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Scrapbooks of student work, including 'The Beginning', 'Land Reclamation', 'Planting Trees', 'Good Farming', 'Planning and Roads', c. 1980s and a booklet of poetry, 1984. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Students on school camp, c. 1980s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students Darren and Wayne Krongold going on school camp, c. 1980s.

Photograph - Kinder 4, 1986

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Kinder 4, 1986. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Grade 5, 1979

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Grade 5, Wantirna campus, 1979. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Running race, interschool sports, 1985

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Boys running race, interschool sports, 1985. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Students cheering at a House Sports Day, c. 2000s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students cheering at a House Swimming Day, c. 2000s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Years 7 and 8 Table Tennis Team, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Years 7 and 8 Table Tennis Team, 1997. Front Row: Jesse Velik, Simon Smith, Jerome Dadon, Dan Glick. Second Row: Anthony Goldbloom, Justin Olstein, Dion Szer, Brad Nissen, Julien Schulberg. Coach (second row): Stefan Defranceschi.

Newspaper article - 'First At Bialik', Jewish News, 18 December 1970

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Newspaper article 'First At Bialik', published in the Jewish News, 18 December 1970.

Photograph - Kindergarten students, Shakespeare Grove, 1960s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Four students sitting on chairs in the kindergarten classroom at Shakespeare Grove campus in the 1960s. All students are dressed in costume for a celebration. Students are dressed in costume possibly for Purim celebrations. Known Students: (far right) Roger Behrend. May possible include: Mark Newhouse Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Object - Menorah, VCE 2005

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Menorah, engraved with a heart and the words 'VCE 2005'. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Document - Inspector's Report Book, 1967-1970

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Inspector's Report Book, 1967-1970. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Year 7, 1997

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Year 7, 1997. Front Row: Alistair Marks, Mayani Randwicki, Samantha Samuel, Michael Feldman, Ben Kandy, Lana Kagan, Lexi Zayon, Dan Glick. Second Row: Sabina Fainvetis, Romy Davidov, Jessica Taft, Aviva Berzon, Zoe Dorevitch, Adam Bogatin, Sara Wein, Lironne Wein. Third Row: Ben Jaffe, Daniella Frayman, Alana Kushnir, Leonard Gould, Jessica Braitberg, Cherie Levy, Dimitry Mezhov, Ashleigh Duzenman, Rebecca Morrison, Marcus Klein, Tova Crossman, Ilana Budlender, Julia Dubowitz. Fourth Row: Hayley Kuperholz, Hayley Sher, Michael Lipson, Aaron Muller, Jordie Nirens, Nadja Perelberg, Adam Mrocki, Naomi Barmakov, Joshua Burman, Rebecca Zwier, Levona Lavi, Simon Smith, Jonathon Platt, Madeleine Jaffe. Fifth Row: Michael Zyk, Julien Schulberg, Ezra Shaked, Sophie Warren, Louise Czarny, Lara Werbeloff, Kate Rosenberg, Zoe Winograd, Vicky Gershenzon, Amita Starr, Ilana Vajda, Danielos Digaletos, Jerome Dadon, Niv Barzilay. Sixth Row: Raphael Fantl, Rikki Coppel, Lisa Rosenfeld, Jesse Velik, Lauren Kozica, Dion Szer, Richelle Berman, Daniel Avrahami, Leesa Shulkin, Joshua Balbin, Jordy Fayman, Natalie Leski, Joshua Landy, Micahel Korman. Absent: Luke Peters, Justin Snyder, Naomi Snyder. Teachers: Ms Helen Lieblich, Ms Paula Taylor, Mrs Josie Singer.

Publication - Parents' Association Annual Hostess Luncheon pamphlet, 1967

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Parents' Association Annual Hostess Luncheon pamphlet, 1967. The pamphlet states: "Bialik College's Parents Association Annual Hostess Luncheon. Your Hostesses: Mrs. J. Aarons Mrs. M. Adams Mrs. J. Alexander Mrs. C. Altshul Mrs. M. Ashkanasy Mrs. N. Ashkanasy Mrs. J. Balloul Mrs. D. Bardas Mrs. M. Barr Mrs. P. Bartak Mrs. I. Bendavid Dr. A. Benfey Mrs. M. Besen Mrs. D. black Mrs. I. Black Mrs. A. Bloch Mrs. E. Brett Mrs. M. Brett Mrs. J. Broons Mrs. L. Broons Mrs J. Brown Mrs. M. Castan Mrs. S. Chazan Mrs. N. Chizik Mrs H. Cohen Mrs. D. Davis Mrs. J. davis Mrs. M. Dorevitch Mrs. M. Dubbs Mrs. R. Dunov Mrs. B. Dzivak Mrs. L. Eizenberg Mrs. M. Ellison Mrs. D. Elisha Mrs. T. Englehardt Mrs. J. Epstein Mrs. A. Esser Mrs. S. Feniger Mrs. P. Fiala Mrs. M. Fish Mrs. L Fonda Mrs. L. Fink Mrs. L. Fink Mrs. N. Fink Mrs. W. Fink Mrs. J. Friedman Mrs. L. Fryde Mrs. P. Frydlender Mrs. H. Frydman Mrs. J. Gandel Mrs. L. Goldstein Mrs. J. Garkawe Mrs. E. Gelb Mrs. H. Glickman Mrs. H. Goldman Mrs. M. Goldstone Mrs. H. Goodman Mrs. L. Green Mrs. P. Gross Mrs. E. Hall Mrs. F. Hall Mrs. Halperin Mrs. R Harrison Mrs. M. Holzman Mrs. T. Honig Mrs. S. Hornung Mrs. S. Hipsher Isreal Shop Mrs. N. Jacobson Mrs. L. Jedwab Mrs. L. Kausman Mrs. I. Kipen Mrs. M. Lane Mrs. H. Leiba Mrs. T. Levick Mrs. L. Levin Mrs. J. Liberman Mrs. T. Liberman Mrs. M. Light Mrs. M. Light Mrs. J. Lipcer Mrs. J. Lipp Mrs. C. Lipshutt Mrs. L. Mann Mrs. I. Manemoff Mrs. E. Meisels Mrs. O. Meisels Mrs. J. Mercer Mrs. M. Meretz Mrs. A. Morris Mrs. P. New Mrs. A. Page Mrs. J. Piekarski Mrs. G. Polke Mrs. L. Pratt Mrs. R. Pratt Mrs. A. Pruzanski Mrs. L. Reisner Mrs. L. Richter Mrs. B. Rockman Mrs. N. Rockman Mrs. E. Rosen Mrs. A. Rothstein Mrs. O. Roubicek Mrs. J. Rymer Mrs. Z. Rymer Mrs. T. Saks Mrs. S. Same Mrs. H. Segal Mrs M. Shacter Mrs. A. Shafir Mrs. M. Shuster Mrs. M. Sinclair Mrs. G. Smorgan Mrs. V. Smorgan Mrs. L. Sommer Mrs. L. Solvey Mrs. J. Sperling Mrs. I. Spiegel Mrs. S. Spitalnic Mrs. C. Tatz Mrs. W. Teital Mrs. A. Warman Mrs. I. Wein Mrs. S. Wein Mrs. B. Weinstock Mrs. A. Wilder Mrs. R. Wolf Mrs. S. Wrobel Mrs. S. Wynn Mrs. M. Zandle Mrs. C. Zuker.

Clothing and objects - Student uniforms and school merchandise

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Two boxes containing student uniforms and school merchandise. Various dates. Includes dresses, jumpers, hats, sports uniforms, towels, aprons etc. Please contact [email protected] to request access to these items.

Photograph - Kindergarten 4E, 1995

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Kindergarten 4E, 1995. First Row: Alexandra Aaron, Gabriele Himmelhoch, Tal Barak. Second Row: Jae Szental, Jason Rudaizky, Alexi Fink, Veronica Vossermna, Leah Mand, Harry Nissen, Steffie Getreu. Third Row: Daniel Rifkin, Jonathon Slade, Carly Warson, David Fenton, Romina Thaler, Aaron Nadler, Colby Vexier. Absent: Amy Goldenberg. Teachers (second row): Elise Rotstayn, Edna Buch (assistant).

Photograph - Students in costume, c. 1972

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students Lauren Rose and Dianne Somers in costume, possibly to promote a vintage clothing sale to raise money for charity, c. 1972. Copyright The Herald & Weekly Times. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

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

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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

Photograph - House Swimming, c. 2000s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Students cheering at a House Swimming day, c. 2000s. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Girls in uniform, c. 1980s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Girls in uniform, c. 1980s. Context unknown. Please contact [email protected] to request access to this record.

Photograph - Student Production, Carlton, 1940s

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Kindergarten students on stage during a performance, Carlton, 1940s. Nine girls are wearing light coloured dresses with hats and the one male performer is wearing a full length costume with a hat in the centre of the photograph. Known students: Sonia (Najsteter) Litwinow, Shirley (Scholl) Rutman.

Newspaper Clipping - "Bialik College", The News, 14 March 1969

Bialik College, Hawthorn East 3123

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Newspaper article regarding the opening ceremony of the 'Samuel and Margaret Wynn House' at the Shakespeare Grove campus, possibly published in The Jewish News, 14 March 1969. "Bialik College, the community is invited to the Official Opening of the Samuel and Margaret Wynn House. A new, ultra-modern buidling consisting of four classrooms and facilities, on Sunday, March 23, at 11a.m. In the College grounds, 6 Shakespeare Grove, Hawthorn. The opening ceremony will be performed by Mr. Sam Wynn. No Appeal"