Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Another Twelve Tribes success!

It's good to be able to report on another successful Australian Friends of Keren Malki Twelve Tribes Kiddush - the third year running - this past weekend in Caulfield Synagogue Hall, Melbourne, Australia.

A crowd of more than two hundred packed the venue - people of all ages and from a variety of denominations, coming together to share good food and fine beverages with friends - all while supporting families of children with disabilities in Israel. 

Attendees at the well-run and lively event were treated to twelve gourmet herring-based dishes, all kosher and each one paired with a different kind of whisky. Who knew there were so many possibilities?! 

Debbie Fishman, who is normally based in Jerusalem where she directs the Malki Foundation's global operations, was present (in the course of a family visit to Melbourne) and addressed the crowd. She spoke of how the Malki Foundation works to fill a great gap in the services available in Israel to children with disabilities and to the families who care for them. She emphasized the importance of the Australian community's support in helping the Malki Foundation achieve its mission. Debbie gave thanks for the hard work of the organizing team whose voluntary efforts along with some hard work and the support of the many sponsors enabled the event to happen again, and again to be a success of which we are all proud.

The special appreciation of the Malki Foundation is extended to Ron and Sarah Tatarka of Scott Winton Insurance Brokers who were this year's Twelve Tribes Patrons. 

Also to booklet designer Doodie Bankier and printer Charles Leski whose great work provided the means to express gratitude in physical form to the sponsors and supporters. 

Last but not least, our extremely gratitude to the dedicated and hard-working committee members (alphabetically): Leon Burman, Chaim Gelber, Helen Gelber, Ralph Greenberger and Jacob Weinmann

Thank you to everyone – attendees and organizers alike – for coming together in true Twelve Tribes fashion to give children with disabilities in Israel the chance to receive the care they deserve.

And for the curious, a list of the delectables:

Ballantines 17 year old
Glengoyne 9 year old by Provenance
Bowmore Small Batch Bourbon Cask
Chili and Garlic
Glenlivet Nadurra 16 year old
Tomato and Basil
Laddie Classic
Roasted Capsicum
Glenmorangie The Original
Glenfiddich 14 year old Rich Oak
Fennel and Mustard Seed
BenRiach 10 year old
Sweet & Sour
Deanston 12 year old
Mediterranean Olive
The Balvenie 14 year old Caribbean Cask
Salmon Gravlax
Jura 10 year old

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