footnotes of history: the joys of jewish communal politics

by tobybee

“When I got to university I became the secretary of the Jewish Students Society. Isi Leibler came up to me and said, ‘We Zionists have to get rid of the communists on the Jewish students committee’. I remember it so clearly, it sounded so exciting and conspiratorial.
Isi, of course, went on to serve three terms as president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) and is now the chairman of the Governing Body of the World Jewish Congress and I’m now the president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.”

Diane Shteinman, quoted in Neer Korn, Shades of Belonging: Conversations with Australian Jews, 1999, p. 54

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