My Dear Friends: The life of Rabbi Dr Herman Sanger is
the story of how a newly ordained young rabbi,
came to Melbourne as the first permanent rabbi of a tiny pioneering
within a very small Jewish community.
Over his long career Sanger
firmly established reform aka as progressive Judaism as a major component of the growing Jewish Community of Australia,
with the influx of holocaust survivors, refugees from Arab lands, and later inflows grew to become of international Jewish significance. This biography was
written by Rabbi John Levi, the first Australian-born rabbi, who was the immediate successor to Rabbi Dr Herman Sanger at
Temple Beth Israel, Melbourne. Rabbi Sanger came to Australia when there was not a single Jewish school in Australia; when he retired the King David School
was being established in Melbourne.
My Dear Friends was issued free to members of the AJHS (Vic) in lieu of the 2009 Melbourne edition of the AJHS Journal.