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Talented Tedeschi Shines

by mandelbaum | September 11, 2017 | Blog
Mandelbaum House had the immense pleasure of hosting world renowned concert pianist Simon Tedeschi and Loribelle Spirovski, Archibald Prize finalist (2017) and fiancé of Tedeschi at our second formal dinner of semester two. Tedeschi took the crowd through his journey into music and how it emerged to be his...
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My Other Home…

by mandelbaum | August 29, 2017 | Blog
They say home is where the heart is. That special place full of memories, laughs and warmth. Somewhere where we can return and feel comfortable, a place where we belong. I always thought that there can only be one such place; until I moved to Sydney and found my...
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One word to strive towards, one word to limit

by mandelbaum | August 7, 2017 | Blog
The residents of Mandelbaum House had the privilege of listening to a highly motivational, witty yet genuinely modest speech by “character” Thomas Whalan at the first formal dinner of Semester 2, 2017. Thomas Whalan is renowned by Australia as a four-time Olympic representative in water polo and currently holds...
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Vice Chancellor Visits Mandelbaum

by mandelbaum | May 30, 2017 | Blog
On Wednesday 3rd of May, Mandelbaum House hosted its third formal dinner of Semester One 2017. As  residents slowly ushered into the dining area that evening, a sense of anticipation could be felt in the room as we had a very special guest speaker joining us for dinner- the...
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‘Grandchild of a slave and child of a refugee’

by mandelbaum | March 14, 2017 | Blog
One of the highlights in the Mandelbaum calendar is the monthly Formal Dinner. We were delighted to welcome back A/Professor Lilon Bandler to be our guest speaker for our first 2017 dinner. The evening began with a fantastic musical performance by  residents Chelsea and Kartik. During the introduction, we...
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Study Abroad made easy!

by mandelbaum | December 14, 2016 | Blog
Are you coming to Sydney for one semester on a Study Abroad or Exchange programme? Make the most of your experience and live with Aussies and other Internationals with the convenience of a friendly community, and a delicious meal plan. Study Abroad student Ariel Hurwitz shares her recent experience:...
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Best Kept Travel Secret

by mandelbaum | September 29, 2016 | Blog
Everyone has their ‘go to’ starting point when searching for travel accommodation. Some keep it simple and shoot an email to their trusted travel agent. Others go on the hunt, which today goes way beyond the conventional hotels, motels and hostels. A search on Google or Airbnb opens up...
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The Final Frontier – Needs You!

by mandelbaum | September 12, 2016 | Blog
The second formal dinner of semester two started off with a beautiful rendition by resident Darron Ho of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep on his Chinese Violin, or Erhu. As guest speaker for the night we were honoured to welcome Kim Ellis, Final Frontier lawyer and scientist, founder of...
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Returning Home

by mandelbaum | August 22, 2016 | Blog
Walking into Mandelbaum House for its latest reunion on Thursday night brought back so many memories for me. I remember arriving as a 19-year-old from California who had never been to Australia, getting out of the taxi from the airport nervously and wondering what awaited me. Fifteen years later,...
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On The Temple Trail

by mandelbaum | August 3, 2016 | Blog
Semester 2 at Mandelbaum House started in style with a seamless blend of intellectual conversation, music and banter at our welcome dinner. Having been here for only over a week, I’m fascinated by how quickly Mandelbaum transitioned from being simply a dorm to my home in Sydney. Current residents,...
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