Thank you & acknowledgements

Eat, Pray, Naches commenced as a Waverley Council motion to create a pilot project to document the post war migration of Jewish people to the area, with a specific focus on second generation migrants and their families.

The 2015 project included a touring exhibition, public programs and education kits for schools. Waverley Council would like to thank each and every person who has contributed to this project and wishes them all great naches!



Australian Jewish Genealogical Society, Australian Jewish Historical Society, Courage to Care, Dr David Graham, JCA, Rosie Block, Oral Historian, Sydney Jewish Museum.

Research Volunteers

Carol Alexander, Susan Bures AM, Barbara Grummels, Whoopi Huttman, Kathy Kallos, Judy Kater, Diane Kutchar, Yasemin Lockett, Alexandra McAlpin, Rita Nash, Sheila Pham, Subi Polat, Cathy Rodwell, Gwen Zeller, Mary Ziegler.

Consulting Group

Simonne Brill, Eva Engel, Mark Franklin, Ernie Friendlander OAM, Beatie Pearlman, Helena Robinson, Prof Suzanne Rutland OAM, Isabella Shaprio OAM, Sophia Smiley, Dr Lucy Taksa.

Further Acknowledgment

Waverley Councillors Miriam Guttman-Jones and Leon Goltsman for making the motion and initiating the project. Professor Suzanne Rutland for ongoing support, advice and helping shape parts of the project. Waverley Council’s Multicultural Advisory Committee at time of project:  Rozy Dorizas, Patrick Eyres, Dr Trish Jenkings, Frank Meoli, Amir Salem, Zimra Segall.

Australian Government Funding:  The Eat Pray Naches: Jewish Community Stories project is supported through funding from the Australian Governments’ Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme.

Photo Credits and Archives

Aquabumps, Australian Jewish News, Fairfax Syndication, J-Wire, Australian Jewish News, State Library of New South Wales, individuals and families of participants and local Jewish community.


Interviews and Video Production – Page 2 Productions, Learning kit – Adam Carpenter, Photography – Belinda Mason.