Eat, Pray, Naches*: Jewish Community Stories

Eat, Pray, Naches is launched!

To watch and read over 100 migration stories, maps, online exhibitions, timelines, learning materials and lots more visit

Stories connect us to our history, our traditions and who we are

Book an Eat, Pray, Naches session!

Through the September and October there are a great range of FREE public programs for all ages including Memory circles, PJ Library Story Walk, Author talk and more.

For bookings and details visit the list here.

In April, we received over 100 submissions from local Jewish post-war immigrants and their families. We had a great cross section of people from all migration waves and countries around the world. It has been wonderful to discover the multicultural Jewish community who settled in Bondi and its surrounding suburbs.

Everyone who submitted had a chance to have their stories documented through a series of in-depth interviews and a large number of phone interviews.

Through our interviews we explored Jewish heritage using the themes Eat, Pray and Naches; addressing the diverse migration journey and the motivations behind it. We discovered how the Jewish community has shaped the contributions they have made.

Check out the behind the scenes images during our in-depth interviews.

One of our participants, Alex Rvychin from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry spoke to Jewish News about his experience as a young Russian migrant. Click here to read the article

The project is now in the final stages of production with editing of video, stories, photos, researching content; and creating the website, exhibition and public programs.

This project wouldn’t be able to happen without the dedication of our weekly volunteers who have helped immensely in this process.

You will be able to view the exhibition at Waverley Library for the month of September.

The exhibition will then travel to other community groups, schools, public libraries and museums and more. To request the exhibition at your venue, please contact

That’s not all! Throughout September and into the near future there will be a series of great public programs and workshops for the community to enjoy. Stay tuned for more information.

Bookings for school visits

For the kids, school excursions to the Eat, Pray, Naches exhibition are specifically designed and recommended for years 5-10 and the Eat, Pray, Naches website (launching soon) will include a school learning kit to download and apply in the classroom.

The Waverley Library has an activity room available every afternoon from 1pm-3pm, Tuesday 1 September until Friday 18 September.

To book your school excursion please call the Waverley Library Administration team on 9083 8778.


Eat, Pray, Naches Exhibition
1-30 September
Waverley Library Foyer 32-48 Denison Street
Bondi Junction
Enquries call 9386 7778 or email



Book an Eat, Pray, Naches session!

Click for bookings and details

Project Contacts

Phone: 9386 7778  (Monday–Friday during business hours)

Media Contacts

Media & Public Relations Officer
Phone: 9369 8125