Founded in Sydney in May 1936 by Ruby Rich (later Ruby Rich-Schalit MBE), the Australian Friends of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was established for the benefit of the Hebrew University. Our aims and objectives are:

  • To bring the name of the Hebrew University to the fore, raising awareness within the Jewish and general Australian community of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and its academic and research excellence.

  • To raise funds and encourage bequests in support of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, both for specific projects and for the general purposes of the University.

  • To provide a medium for the exchange of information and literature between Australia and The Hebrew Univeristy of Jerusalem.

  • To encourage and assist Australian students wishing to undertake study at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Australian Friends now has DGR1 tax deductibility via its new company Hebrew U Health Promotion Pty Ltd. All donations to this company support the prevention or control of diseases.



Federal President: Mr Michael Dunkel

NSW President: Mrs Rachele Schonberger 

WA President: Assoc. Prof. Peter Winterton AM


Website: http://austfhu.org.au/

Federal Office

Australian Friends of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem Limited

Sydney office
Tel: (02) 9389 2825
Fax: (02) 9387 5584
Email: austfhu@austfhu.org.au