As inaugural Director of the Jewish Museum of Australia: Gandel Centre of Judaica, from 1983 until 2010, Dr Helen Light AM created a space of innovation and expression, truly illuminating an Australian Jewish experience.

Dr Light was among the most admired of community figures, giving her time and talent, not only to the Jewish Museum, but to Museums Victoria, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the Jewish Christian Muslim Association, the Faith Communities Council of Victoria and the Ethnic Community Council of Victoria, among other places.

From all of us at the Jewish Museum we extend our deepest gratitude to the following donors to the Dr Helen Light AM Giving Cirle, whose contributions have supported the creation of our 2023 flagship exhibition CHAGALL, a show which offers a heartfelt tribute to Dr Light and the Museum’s 1995 exhibition Chagall and the Bible.

We thank:

Lee Liberman AO
Anne Richter
Vivienne & Harry Rosenberg
Ann Cebon-Glass
Trevor Cohen AM
Nechama Werdiger
Suzanne & Dennis Hain
Gaby & Hans Eisen
Sandy Benjamin OAM
Dodge Family Foundation
Jenny & Tom Gorog
Zelda Rosenbaum OAM & Maurice Rosenbaum
Ann & Rodney Smorgon
Julie & Garry Grossbard
Hedy Ritterman
Adam Krongold
Ricky & Stephen Nowak
John Lippmann OAM & Angela Lippmann
Louise & Geoffrey Zygier
Zorita Sormann
Alan Synman OAM
Rita & Harry Perelberg
Anna Epstein