Over the last few months, we have suffered the loss of three very dear friends and members of Emunah
Ruth Medding z"l Nina Ormonde z"l Rabbi Emanuel Quint z"l
My relationship with Ruth goes back nearly 60 years. I remember dancing at Ruth and Peter’s wedding just a couple of days before my second child Romy was born. The Meddings made Aliya a number of years before us and welcomed us into their home whenever we came to Israel prior to our own Aliya.
Ruth came from the prestigious Feiglin family. They were one of the pioneering families of the Australian Jewish community, settling first in the rural community of Shepperton before coming to Melbourne. During all that time they kept Yiddishkeit alive and contributed to the development of the Jewish community in Melbourne before and after the influx of holocaust survivors.
Resulting from an accident in her youth Ruth suffered from serious back trouble, but was always cheerful and never complained and continued to be active until her health deteriorated.
Ruth was very active in Emunah in Melbourne and after making Aliya continued her involvement with Emunah and excelled as treasurer of World Emunah for many years.
Her legacy is a wonderful and devoted family – children, grandchildren and great grandchildren - who I am sure will be a source of comfort to her beloved and devoted husband Peter. We wish them all long life and may Ruth’s memory serve as a role model and inspiration.
Honorary President World Emunah
Nina Ormonde z"l
A dedicated member and leader of Emunah, first in the UK and after making Aliyah at Bet Elazraki. Nina will be missed by many colleagues, friends and of course, children and graduates.
Known as Grandma Nina’, Nina Ormonde was involved with Emunah for more years that can be counted. First in her native England and since her Aliya together with her husband Mark in 1983 to Netanya, she not only dispensed hugs and kisses, but also taught cooking to the older girls living in Emunah Bet Saba Elazraki. ‘These girls do not have a mother to teach them what are healthy foods and how to cook for a family,’ she used to say. ‘So I come once a week and show them.’
Nina was a dedicated worker and fundraiser. She was instrumental in raising funds for Emunah Bet Saba Elazraki, knew the children by name and worked tirelessly to help produce the annual Bar/Bat Mitzvah party for the children.
She will be missed by her many colleagues, friends and of course, children and graduates.
Rabbi Emanuel Quint z"l
Following is a link to the very moving obituary written by Greer Fay Cashman https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/In-appreciation-Rabbi-Emanuel-Quint-561936
Rabbi Quint z"l a highly respected member of the Emunah Family, is survived by his wife, Rena, his children, Menucha Chwat, Naomi Silverman, Jodi Patt and David Quint, his sister June Koch and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, in Israel, America and England.