Born in London 7.6.37 to Rabbi Dr Israel & Bertha Porush (nee Link).

Rabbi Dr Israel Porush O.B.E, was born in Jerusalem and received Smicha from the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary, Berlin

She emigrated with her family to Sydney, Australia June 1940, where Rabbi Porush was appointed Chief Rabbi of the Great Synagogue till his retirement in 1972, and served as Av Beth Din.

Naomi was Dux of Sydney Girls High School for the Matriculation in 1953.
She obtained a B.A. from Sydney University, and during her student days was President of Bnai Brith Young Women, President of the Sydney University Jewish Students’ Union and Vice-President of the National union of Australasian Jewish Students.

She taught at Moriah Jewish Day-school.

In December 1958 she married Isi Leibler, born in Antwerp and immigrated to Melbourne with his parents in 1939. Isi was head of the Australian Jewish community for many years and served as Senior Vice President of the Governing Board of the World Jewish Congress. Naomi and Isi have one daughter and three sons. Their daughter, two sons and their families live in Israel.

Naomi was always heavily involved with Isi in the campaign on behalf of Soviet Jewry. She visited the former Soviet Union five times, the first time in 1978. In 1987 Naomi and Isi spent Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur in Moscow at the invitation of the Chief Rabbi of Moscow. In 1989, they were instrumental in opening the first Jewish Cultural Centre since the advent of glasnost, the Solomon Mikhael Centre, and also organizing the first Hebrew and Yiddish Concerts in Moscow and Leningrad (St Petersberg).

Naomi was Co-President of Emunah Aviv in Melbourne, Australia for many years and is currently the President of World Emunah.

Naomi and Isi Leibler made Aliya in 1999.

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