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Pro-Hamas conference in Netherlands could encourage anti-Semitism, critics warn

Pro-Hamas conference in Netherlands could encourage anti-Semitism, critics warn

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm

The mayor of the second-largest city in the Netherlands is refusing to block a conference by a pro-Hamas group, despite warnings by Dutch Jewish leaders and political figures the event could encourage anti-Semitism and embolden terrorists. Read more

Cyclone Debbie: no reports of damage from North Queensland community

Cyclone Debbie: no reports of damage from North Queensland community

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Rabbi Ari Ruben has told J-Wire he not received any reports of any incidents affecting the community in North Queensland.

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Repair the harm to survivors

Repair the harm to survivors

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:27 pm

100 people attending an emotional ‘Night of Healing’ hosted this week in Melbourne by Tzedek, the national advocacy and support organisation for survivors of child sexual abuse in the Jewish community were told the Jewish community must unite in its efforts to repair the harm done to survivors of child sexual abuse. Read more

Cyclone Debbie

Cyclone Debbie

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:17 pm

If you are visiting the Whitsundays and experiencing the wrath of Cyclone Debbie, please email news@jwire.com.au

Denial:   J-Wire giveaways

Denial: J-Wire giveaways

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2:55 pm

J-Wire has double passes for Denial the riveting drama about the real-life showdown between historian Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) and notorious English Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall). Read more

An open letter to Malcolm Turnbull on 18C

An open letter to Malcolm Turnbull on 18C

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Josie Lacey has sent a letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in her capacity as convenor of Religions for Peace in NSW. Read more

My UJEB journey

My UJEB journey

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

A Melbourne student who does not attend a Jewish school has warm words for UJEB. Read more

Students unearth a 2000-year-old Jewish Settlement near Beit Shemesh

Students unearth a 2000-year-old Jewish Settlement near Beit Shemesh

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2:14 pm

240 Israeli students are involved in unearthing exciting archaeological finds at a site at which the remains of a Jewish settlement dating to the Second Temple period there have been found including an extensive complex of ritual baths and underground hiding refuges. Read more

Breaking the Silence takes Richard Gere to Hebron

Breaking the Silence takes Richard Gere to Hebron

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence have escorted actor superstar Richard Gere to Hebron…and Israel’s Channel Two filmed the visit. Read more

Rambam returnees address AIJAC in Sydney

Rambam returnees address AIJAC in Sydney

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Federal Labor MPs Meryl Swanson, Milton Dick and Liberal MP Tony Pasin addressed an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) luncheon in Sydney on their return from Rambam study visit delegations to Israel. Read more

Buzz:  a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip for young adults with special needs

Buzz: a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip for young adults with special needs

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The Zionist Federation of Australia,  its Australian principal supporter, Gandel Philanthropy and its organisational partners, Access Inc, Flying Fox and Friendship Circle have announced the first-ever Australian Taglit-Birthright Israel trip for young adults with special needs (cognitive). Read more

First Cathay flight from Hong Kong arrives in Tel Aviv

First Cathay flight from Hong Kong arrives in Tel Aviv

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Cathay Pacific, one of the world’s leading airlines has inaugurated a new route today between Tel Aviv and Hong Kong. Read more

Jewish AFL sponsored by St Kilda

Jewish AFL sponsored by St Kilda

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Melbourne AFL side The Jew Crew is now wearing its Magen David guernsies in the red, white and black colours of their new sponsor St Kilda Football Club. Read more

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Eighty countries – one heart

Eighty countries – one heart

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Maccabi World Union has unveiled their slogan for the 20th edition of the Maccabiah Games to be held later this year. Read more

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:41 am

Julia Hofbauer has been appointed the Maccabi Junior Carnival Manager set to take place in Melbourne from the 14th to the 21st of January, 2018. Read more

Drutman markets the pros of the next generation

Drutman markets the pros of the next generation

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1:03 pm

At the age of just 24, new Maccabi NSW board member for marketing, Daniella Drutman is helping to drive the cause of young people looking to take up elevated positions in the organisation. Read more

MacPlan 2017: the Maccabi NSW year ahead

MacPlan 2017: the Maccabi NSW year ahead

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Maccabi NSW Board members, professional staff and club representatives have met in Sydney to plan what is primed to be a busy productive year at the organisation. Read more

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Trump seeks to resolve Israel-Palestinian conflict…writes Isi Leibler

Trump seeks to resolve Israel-Palestinian conflict…writes Isi Leibler

Throughout his election campaign and thereafter, even while fulsomely praising Israel and vowing to treat us as a true ally, U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that his former deal making experience would enable him to resolve the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

Israeli Knesset enters recess amid new questions on government’s stability

Israeli Knesset enters recess amid new questions on government’s stability

Israel’s 20th Knesset entered a six-week parliamentary recess Sunday with serious questions emerging as to whether the current 67-member governing coalition can stay the course and avoid early elections…writes Alex Traiman/JNS.org. Read more

Were we really slaves?…ask the rabbi

Were we really slaves?…ask the rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple asks if the Jews were slaves in ancient Egypt. Read more

A history of Jews in the military

A history of Jews in the military

Mark Dapin’s new book Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian Military will be released next month. Read more

A Hebrew Uni experience

A Hebrew Uni experience

In early January 2017, Jennifer Keene left Melbourne for the three-week ‘Mishpatim’ course at Hebrew University. This survey course in Israeli and international law would earn her one course credit for her Juris Doctor law studies at the University of Melbourne… Read more

Birds of a feather, united by terror…writes Michael Kuttner

Birds of a feather, united by terror…writes Michael Kuttner

They may fight each other and disagree on tactics but there is one thing guaranteed to unite them and that is hatred for Israel. Read more

Legacy  of UNRWA

Legacy of UNRWA

A video is about The UNRWA Legacy. Read more

Jewish-Muslim comedy debate

Jewish-Muslim comedy debate

The Not-So Holy Comedy Debate at Melbourne Town Hall, co-hosted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria and the Islamic Council of Victoria, with the Topic “North vs.South: North is better than the South”, with Ayman Islam, ICV General Manager and David Marlow, JCCV Executive Director opening the Event…a video report. Read more

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Professional women’s workshops

Professional women’s workshops

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:21 am

In 2016, Sydney’s Shalom surveyed 90+ young women and found out that high on their priority list was  professional development, career advancement and a need for workshops that offer hands-on and practical skills. Read more

MDA Lunch with Robert Goot…a photo gallery

MDA Lunch with Robert Goot…a photo gallery

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10:12 am

Did you attend the Magen David Adom  Solicitors and Professionals Lunch in Sydney with speaker Robert Goot?   A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Local Sydney theatre company presents Australian premiere of a hilarious new Broadway show.

Local Sydney theatre company presents Australian premiere of a hilarious new Broadway show.

Monday, March 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU is a hilarious and wild, musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing mums, unexpected guests, and plenty of crazy twists and turns. It’s the funniest wedding you will ever go to… and it’s coming to the Independent Theatre, North Sydney from 31 March!  Read more

Farewell Julian

Farewell Julian

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:09 pm

NSW MP Heffron Ron Hoenig has paid a farewell tribute to outgoing Maroubra Synagogue Administrator Julian Cass, who has stepped down after almost eleven years in the role. Read more

Jewish House backyard makeover

Jewish House backyard makeover

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm

A team from Bunnings Randwick has collaborated with other local Bunnings stores to volunteers to Sydney’s Jewish House to turn its drab backyard into a usable, practical, functional space which include a sustainable vegetable garden and mature citrus trees. Read more

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Mount Scopus to stage Mary Poppins

Mount Scopus to stage Mary Poppins

Mount Scopus College is proud to present the Victorian school premiere production of Mary Poppins. Read more

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Julia Hofbauer has been appointed the Maccabi Junior Carnival Manager set to take place in Melbourne from the 14th to the 21st of January, 2018. Read more

Shnatties in Israel

Shnatties in Israel

The Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) under the auspices of the Zionist Federation of Australia welcomed the 2017 Shnatties in Israel in an opening seminar, full of ruach and excitement for the year ahead. Read more

The Diller Teen Fellows Graduation Ceremony

The Diller Teen Fellows Graduation Ceremony

Members of Cohort 1 of the Australian Diller Teen Fellows leadership development program have celebrated their graduation. Read more

Maccabi Mentorship Program gives young people a chance to give back

Maccabi Mentorship Program gives young people a chance to give back

NSW Maccabi’s new mentorship program aims to provide members an opportunity to be involved with the inner workings of its clubs whilst learning from the experiences of others. Read more

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