We are working on an exciting project to create a book about Auckland Jewry, by Auckland Jewry. We wanted to update you and invite you to contribute to an important chapter of Jewish history in Auckland.

Our aim is to create a record of Auckland’s more recent Jewish history to both preserve it and learn from it.  It will be a third volume in the published ‘Identity and Involvement- Auckland Jewry, Past and Present’ series. 

We are looking for written contributions from individuals, families, community leaders and organisations. We are not looking for literary works – just authentic stories.

There is no formal template as to how contributions should be made. We want to capture, recognise and celebrate the great diversity which we have spiritually culturally and politically.

They may be existing articles, eulogies, speeches, research or interviews, or something written especially for the book. They could range from a page to an extended essay. They could include the history or origin of the family/organisation, their experiences coming to the community, and their contributions, their reasons for coming and/or leaving, their  wider community contributions and roles and awards, or an event or experience that stands out.

We want to hear from all the different organisations within the Jewish communities in Auckland, about their activities ,what they are trying to do and what they have achieved ,and how their orientation and needs have changed over time.

Ideally, contributions would be between 400 words up to 2500 (especially in the case of extended families or organisations who have made noteworthy contributions to the local or  wider community).

Contributions need to be received by the 31st of January 2019.

Please help us circulate this information both locally and overseas .

We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to contribute to this worthwhile project. Please share this opportunity widely.

For those interested, please find more background information below.

With promises that this will be a worthwhile project.

Shalom,

Ann Gluckman and Deb Levy (Co-editors)

Contributions to be sent to Deb at auckland.jewry@gmail.com

If you have any questions, or if you like to be involved in the editorial process, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please feel free to contact Ann +64 9 5240047 or Deb +64 272 575 676.

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