List of Oceanian Jews

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The vast majority of Jews in Oceania (c. 120,000) live in Australia, with a small population (c. 5,000) in New Zealand. Most are Ashkenazi Jews, with many being survivors of the Holocaust arriving during and after World War II. More recently, a significant number of Jews have arrived from South Africa and Russia. The official number of people who practised Judaism in the 2001 census was only 83,459 but this number is expected to be much higher, as it did not count those overseas (i.e. dual Australian-Israeli nationals) or many non-practicing Jews who prefer not to disclose religion in the census are more common. The vast majority of Australia's Jews live in inner suburbs of Melbourne (particularly St Kilda, Elwood, Elsternwick, Caulfield and Toorak) and Sydney (Bondi, Dover Heights, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, St Ives and Hunters Hill) with smaller populations in Perth and the Gold Coast. In New Zealand, most Jews live in Auckland and Wellington with smaller populations in Dunedin and Christchurch. Dunedin Synagogue has possibly the world's southernmost Jewish congregation.[1]

The following is a list of prominent Oceanian Jews, arranged by country of origin.

Australia[edit]

Academic figures[edit]

Business figures[edit]

Cultural figures[edit]

Political figures[edit]

Religious figures[edit]

Sports figures[edit]

Fiji[edit]

French Polynesia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Business figures[edit]

Cultural figures[edit]

Political figures[edit]

National figures

Local body politicians

Sports figures[edit]

Other figures[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Biography:University of Sydney
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  19. ^ Biography in Te Ara online Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
  20. ^ The Richard Fuchs archive
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  23. ^ Biography in Te Ara online Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
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  25. ^ "Former Chief Justices", Courts of New Zealand
  26. ^ Berry, Ruth (25 November 2006). "Will the real John Key step forward". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 November 2006.  "my mother was Jewish which technically makes me Jewish"
  27. ^ Biography in Te Ara online Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
  28. ^ Biography in Te Ara online Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
  29. ^ Goldman, L.M. (1958). "Chapter XX – Jews in Industry and Commerce". The History of the Jews in New Zealand. Wellington: Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd. p. 147.
  30. ^ a b NZ Jewish archives – Temple Sinai
  31. ^ "Raisman, Down Under athletes soar among Jewish Olympians", JTA.org
  32. ^ "Big list o' Jewish Olympians", www.jewishjournal.com
  33. ^ Bob Wechsler (2008). Day by day in Jewish Sports History. KTAV Publishing House. ISBN 1-60280-013-8. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  34. ^ "Herald New Zealander of the Year: Dr Peter Gluckman"
  35. ^ NZ Jewish Archive