Monday, June 12, 2006

Mazal Tov to our OAMs

Mazal Tov to three people in the Melbourne frum community - one of them a member of Anash - who received the Medal of the Order of Australia today in the Queen's Birthday honours. According to the government website: "In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service." and the Medal of the Order of Australia is awarded for "service worthy of particular recognition".

Mrs Zipporah Oliver, well known in the Melbourne Lubavitch community, receives her honour for "service to people with disabilities, and to the Jewish community of Melbourne". Mazal tov to you Zippy and to your family.

Mr Reuven Herzog of Adass Yisroel receives his well deserved award for "service to the Jewish community of Melbourne, particularly through Chevra Hatzolah".

The third recipient, Mr Roy Tashi, is a member of Malvern Chabad and supports many Jewish institutions throughout Melbourne. His award is for "service to the Jewish community, particularly through a range of aged care, educational and cultural organisations".

Mazal Tov to you all.