Posted: 9 November 2017
Daniel Albert, the long-time former president of the shul, has been appointed to a new honorary position as the congregation’s first archivist.
In the new role, he will be managing all materials relevant to the history of the shul and the Tasmanian Jewish community generally.
These materials can include both documents and objects, whether they’re already in our possession or are donated in the future.
Daniel will start by sorting out material that’s been stored and sometimes hidden away in various places around the synagogue building, but also has the task of responding to enquiries concerning the shul’s history that are generated from the synagogue’s website.
He’s hoping that some of those enquiries will involve possible donations to the shul’s historical collection.
Anyone who’s thinking of contributing materials of historical interest to the shul can reach Daniel by leaving a message here. Please include the words Archivist Contact in the subject line.
“I’m interested in any old documents and other items of historical significance, not just about the congregation, but the Jewish community in Tasmania as well,” he says.
Daniel served as President of the congregation for 10 years from 2006, and was a Board member both before and afterwards.