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Walkley Worries

Walkley Worries

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:29 am

The Zionist Federation of Australia and the Zionist Council of Victoria are deeply concerned that two blatantly biased pieces of journalism from the Gaza conflict have been made finalists in the prestigious Walkley Awards for 2014. Read more

Kristallnacht to be commemorated

Kristallnacht to be commemorated

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:39 am

The Sydney Jewish community will commemorate the ‘Night of Broken Glass’ – Kristallnacht – the event which foreshadowed Hitler’s campaign to annihilate the Jewish people. Read more

JIFF – Up and Rolling

JIFF – Up and Rolling

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:32 am

The Jewish International Film Festival has opened its 2014 event in Sydney marking 25 years of bringing Jewish movies to screens in Australia and New Zealand. Read more

Glick fighting for life

Glick fighting for life

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:52 am

Activist Yehuda Glick, a promoter of Jewish access to the Temple Mount, was shot and seriously wounded on Wednesday night by a gunman riding a motorcycle outside of a Jerusalem conference. Read more

Sweden recognises Palestine

Sweden recognises Palestine

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 3:48 am

Sweden on Thursday officially recognized a Palestinian state, with Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom saying that the “criteria of international law” have been met because there is “a [Palestinian] territory, a people, and government,” The Associated Press reported. Read more

The Warsaw Jewish Museum

The Warsaw Jewish Museum

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

At an emotional ceremony today in Warsaw, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin inaugurated the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, together with President of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski. Read more

Danby adds his voice

Danby adds his voice

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has added his voice to his Leaders following the pro BDS speech by Fremantle Labor MP Melissa Parke in parliament this week. Read more

Someone to talk to

Someone to talk to

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:49 pm

A new Speak-Out Hotline has been launched in NSW to protect people from race and religion-based harassment, intimidation and abuse. Read more

A medal and a torch

A medal and a torch

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Perth’s David Urban has scored a gold medal at the tenth Special Olympics Australian National Games held recently in Melbourne. Read more

Melbourne prepares for Yom Hazikaron

Melbourne prepares for Yom Hazikaron

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Melbourne Yom Hakikaron’s organisers are seeking anyone who had family member or a friend who lost their life fighting for the IDF or were a victim of terror?  Read more

Antique Road Show

Antique Road Show

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:50 am

The Lamm Jewish Library of Australia was transformed into an “Antiques Roadshow” as the community came together for the Zionist Council of Victoria’s inaugural event. Read more

Prime Minister’s Science award to two Melbournians

Prime Minister’s Science award to two Melbournians

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Laureate Professor Sam Berkovic and Professor Ingrid Scheffer have been awarded the Prize Minister’s for Science for revealing the genetics of epilepsy. Read more

JNF Gala Dinner in Sydney

JNF Gala Dinner in Sydney

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm

The recent war experiences of an IDF Major, first hand insights into life in the Negev plus the personal history of the son of a Nazi officer combined to make a packed programme at JNF’s annual dinner. Read more

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Features and Articles

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Many descriptions have been applied to showbiz legend Sophie Tucker. Add consummate self promoter and marketer to mistress of the snappy one-liner. Far ahead of her time, this 2013 homage documents her talent, wit and charm. Read more

More Sound and Fury…writes Michael Kuttner

More Sound and Fury…writes Michael Kuttner

Once again a chorus of condemnation against the Jewish State pours forth from the international choir of cynical hypocrites whose pavlovian knee jerk frothing is activated whenever Israel takes steps to assert its legal sovereign right to provide for the health, welfare and safety of its citizens. Read more

TOTEM – Cirque du Soleil’s latest offering…writes Deb Meyer

TOTEM – Cirque du Soleil’s latest offering…writes Deb Meyer

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Cirque du Soleil’s latest production is as mesmerising, visually striking and slick as their devoted audiences have come to expect. Read more

Israel’s new pioneers transforming the Negev

Israel’s new pioneers transforming the Negev

In southern Israel, the next generation of Jewish pioneers is making the desert bloom….writes Maayan Jaffe/JNS.org Read more

Obama seeks confrontation with Israel…writes Isi Leibler

Obama seeks confrontation with Israel…writes Isi Leibler

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to the intensifying global pressures on Israel is to firmly reject any further territorial withdrawals that would put Israel’s security at risk, stating that “Israel will not lose hope for peace, but neither will it cling to false hope.” Read more

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Nov-02   Sydney:   Dahlia Dior does Piaf

Nov-02 Sydney: Dahlia Dior does Piaf

Piaf! Amour! Chansons!  Dahlia Dior with international virtuoso accordionists at Camelot Read more

Nov-2   8:30pm   ABC2-TV:   The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Nov-2 8:30pm ABC2-TV: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

As a teenager, Aaron Swartz was a computer-programming prodigy with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Read more

Nov-03   3:55am   SBS1-TV:   Surviving Hitler: A Love Story

Nov-03 3:55am SBS1-TV: Surviving Hitler: A Love Story

As a teenager in Nazi Germany, Jutta was shocked to discover she was Jewish. Read more

Nov-06 & Nov-07   Sydney:    Movie with Q&A

Nov-06 & Nov-07 Sydney: Movie with Q&A

Encounters at Shalom joins with the Jewish International Film Festival in showing The Green Prince Read more

Nov-07 to Nov-09   Melbourne:   A social weekend

Nov-07 to Nov-09 Melbourne: A social weekend

An opportunity for Jewish singles 34 and over to make new friends from all over Australia…put down your Facebook and meet the real thing! Read more

Nov-09   10:30pm   SBS1-TV:   The Gatekeepers

Nov-09 10:30pm SBS1-TV: The Gatekeepers

 In this 2012 documentary, six former heads of Israel’s internal secret service agency exclusively reflect on their successes and failures to maintain security, providing a timely perspective on the recent in the Gaza Strip.

These six men individually and as a group have come to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach toward their enemies based on a two-state solution. Ever since the Six Day War, however, the internal security force known as the Shin Bet has come to dominate the discussion among Israel‘s policy makers. This documentary tells the story of the Shin Bet, perhaps the most active and certainly the most secretive of Israel‘s security forces, and through a series of candid interviews, it tells it from the perspectives of its leaders who, more than anyone, received the trust of the country‘s political elites. (From the US, in Hebrew) (Documentary) (2012) (Rpt) M(A,V) CC

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Nov-11   6:00pm   SBS1-TV:   Food Safari – Jewish

Nov-11 6:00pm SBS1-TV: Food Safari – Jewish

In the final episode, Maeve O’Meara explores the delicious and complex world of Jewish food – full of age-old traditions and customs. Read more

Nov-19   1:55am   SBS1-TV:   Elusive Justice

Nov-19 1:55am SBS1-TV: Elusive Justice

At the end of World War Two, the Allies pledged to prosecute and punish the architects of genocide. Read more

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Scopus hits the streets

Scopus hits the streets

As part of the Mount Scopus College Achshav program, Year 9 students have spent an eye-opening week at City Cite on Flinders Street. Read more

Middle East ambassador

Middle East ambassador

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s Alia Huberman has been selected as one of 10 students nationally to represent Australia as a Middle East Youth Ambassador. Read more

BJE Weekend Escape and Adventure

BJE Weekend Escape and Adventure

Sydney’s Board of Jewish Education has recently hosted a Weekend escape camp. Read more

Bible quiz winner

Bible quiz winner

Chaya Leah Kaltmann, a student at Leibler Yavneh College, has won the Victorian state finals of the 2014 Youth Bible Quiz. Read more

BJE entertains students from Israel

BJE entertains students from Israel

BJE students who participated in the Emet Israel program in 2013 recently hosted a dinner for the students from the Arava region.  Read more

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Jacob’s House gets a facelift

Jacob’s House gets a facelift

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:57 am

Jewish Care Victoria has successfully secured a grant of $12,642 from the Marian & EH Flack Trust to redevelop the external areas of the Jacob’s House, a shared supported accommodation for adults living with a disability, based in Carnegie. Read more

Big Time at Our Big Kitchen

Big Time at Our Big Kitchen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Over the last few days, Bondi’s Flood St has been teeming with people in the successful search for no longer missing Michelle Levy and Our Big Kitchen across the road from search HQ at jewish House has been thanked by NSW Police for its backup support during the search. Read more

Three-legged care

Three-legged care

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:06 pm

To coincide with National Youth Mentoring Week,  Sydney’s JewishCare together with Raise and YWCA NSW and Australian Youth Mentoring Network staged a Guinness World Record attempt at the biggest 3 legged race. Read more

Eponymous award

Eponymous award

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:54 am

Dr Peter Schiff has presented the 15th annual Peter Schiff Award to Associate Professor Mark Dean, senior staff specialist at Gosford Hospital in NSW. Read more

Café Monte Coffee Wins Bronze Award

Café Monte Coffee Wins Bronze Award

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm

At the Annual Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition, Montefiore’s Café Monte blend won a Bronze medal out of 1500 entries in the ’Milk Based (Latte)’ category.  Read more

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