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Championing neo-Nazism “alarming”

Championing neo-Nazism “alarming”

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:44 pm

The chairman of the New Zealand Holocaust Centre says the recent 60,000 strong march in Warsaw, Poland , championing neo-Nazism and white supremacy is alarming. Read more

UIA NSW 2018 Campaign Launch, President’s Division Cocktails and North Shore Briefing

UIA NSW 2018 Campaign Launch, President’s Division Cocktails and North Shore Briefing

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:37 pm

UIA NSW hosted its 2018 Campaign Launch and AGM; North Shore Briefing and Presidents Division Cocktails event this week. Guest speaker, best-selling author of ‘Catch the Jew’ and founder of the Jewish Theatre of New York, Tuvia Tenenbom addressed guests at all three events.  Read more

TAFE Opportunity Recognised

TAFE Opportunity Recognised

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia have many difficulties to overcome but there is progress on one issue.

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Dershowitz for UIA

Dershowitz for UIA

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm

UIA NSW has announce a stellar line up for its 2018 Campaign – a year of festivities, with Israel celebrating its 70th anniversary. Read more

Jewish House present Ending Homelessness report

Jewish House present Ending Homelessness report

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 2:25 pm

John Brogden, Chair of Lifeline Australia, on behalf of Jewish House, has presented the ‘Ending Homelessness’ report at the NSW Parliament. Read more

Descendants of Indigenous Light Horse

Descendants of Indigenous Light Horse

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1:56 pm

The Rona Tranby Trust Australian Light Horse Project supported 12 descendants of Indigenous WWI Australian Light Horse soldiers to travel to Beersheva to take part in the recent Centenary Commemoration ceremonies.  Read more

Lion’s share

Lion’s share

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1:11 pm

When Israel’s ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, who is currently in South Africa for a training program with tens of current and new ZAKA volunteers, took time out to go on safari, he got more than he bargained for in the jungle.  Read more

Melbourne’s Jewish Care doors open for those impacted by ongoing repercussions

Melbourne’s Jewish Care doors open for those impacted by ongoing repercussions

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Jewish Care Victoria is pleased with the announcement today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that 61.6 per cent of almost 13 million Australian voters have shown their support to changes in marriage laws that include equal rights for the LGBTI community. Read more

Leading Jewish organisations say ‘No’ to family violence

Leading Jewish organisations say ‘No’ to family violence

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 1:09 pm

On Friday 24 November, nine leading Melbourne Jewish organisations; Jewish Care, Jewish Community Council of Victoria, Tzedek, National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, Unchain My Heart, Maccabi, Progressive Judaism Victoria, Impact, and the Rabbinical Council of Victoria, will come together to send a clear message that the Victorian Jewish community stands united in saying ‘No’ to family violence at the Annual Walk Against Family Violence. Read more

Australia ready for Same Sex Marriage equality

Australia ready for Same Sex Marriage equality

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:42 am

61.6% of Australians who voted in the same sex marriage survey have voted YES to legislate marriage equality. Read more

A special buzz trip

A special buzz trip

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:23 am

Fourteen young Jewish adults with intellectual/ cognitive disabilities will leave Australia on a unique Taglit Birthright-Israel trip.  Read more

An introduction to Beit Rafel

An introduction to Beit Rafel

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 9:30 am

A unique Melbourne organisation cares for the physical and emotional needs of families, whilst their loved ones are undergoing hospital treatment, 
by providing them with ‘a home away from home’ – a quiet place where they can stay and recover their emotions in a 
private setting.

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Auckland’s only cemetery catering for Jews running out of space

Auckland’s only cemetery catering for Jews running out of space

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:55 am

The Waikumete cemetery located in Glen Eden, Auckland, was established in 1886 to replace the Symonds Street graveyard in central Auckland and is the only place that provides for Jewish burials. Read more

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Maccabi in Champion of Champions grand final

Maccabi in Champion of Champions grand final

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm

A  Maccabi Hakoah Football Club team is looking to create local Jewish football history this weekend when it aims to capture the Football NSW’s Under 21 Champion of Champions title this Sunday at Sydney’s Valentines Park. Read more

Six inductees for Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame

Six inductees for Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 3:37 pm

Maccabi NSW honour six more inductees at its Hall of Fame Gala Dinner in December. Read more

A surprise award for Matt

A surprise award for Matt

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

Sydneysider Matt Levy has been named the best male athlete among the world’s Jewish athletes competing in the 20th Maccabiah Games. Read more

A great result for Maccabiah cyclists

A great result for Maccabiah cyclists

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm

Cycling captain Sean Bloch beamed that he ‘couldn’t have asked for a better result’ after his amazing team picked up four more medals at the 20th Maccabiah Friday’s road race, backing up their fine time trial results. Read more

Features and Articles

The Last Goldfish

The Last Goldfish

Su Goldfish has made a documentary, “The Last Goldfish”, about her search for her lost family, revealing the inter-generational impact of loss and displacement on refugees and their families, reminding us that similar traumas are being seeded in the current wave of refugees. Read more

Rabbi Genende  looks over the past ten years

Rabbi Genende looks over the past ten years

Rabbi Ralph Genende, Senior Rabbi at Caulfield Shule, is celebrating 10 years of leadership of his vibrant congregation. Read more

Revelations

Revelations

According to the dictionary definition, “revelations” are the act of making something known that was secret or a fact that is made known…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Israeli economy flexes its muscle as shekel is deemed world’s 2nd-strongest currency

Israeli economy flexes its muscle as shekel is deemed world’s 2nd-strongest currency

The German financial services giant Deutsche Bank last week ranked the Israeli shekel as the world’s second-strongest currency, bolstering the broader outlook on the Jewish state’s economy…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Hopes betrayed: the Russian Revolution and the Jews

Hopes betrayed: the Russian Revolution and the Jews

Another week, another centennial. Following the Balfour Declaration’s milestone, it’s now time to look back on the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, where a communist insurrection in St. Petersburg, then known as Petrograd, gave birth to a state that caused untold misery to millions for almost the remainder of the 20th century…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Meet Lani Brayer and Gen2Gen

Meet Lani Brayer and Gen2Gen

Lani Brayer’s Gen2Gen Educational Program “Remember Me” for young people to remember the past and change the future, is a Not For Profit designed to connect Holocaust Survivors with young people of different faiths, in the spirit of harmony and cohesiveness, to eradicate prejudice and discrimination. Read more

A night for Shostakovich fans – a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

A night for Shostakovich fans – a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

A whole program of Shostakovich was something of a gamble for the SSO concert last night, because not everybody likes his music. Luckily, I’m one who does, although my love blossomed only after many hearings. Read more

Recent sexual controversies and upheavals…writes Isi Leibler

Recent sexual controversies and upheavals…writes Isi Leibler

While sexual attitudes are inclined to change from generation to generation, controversies relating to sexual behavior are ageless and even occupy a prominent role in the biblical narrative. Read more

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No Place to Lay One’s Head

No Place to Lay One’s Head

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Françoise Frenkel was a Polish-born Jewish woman who owned a French-language book shop in Berlin in the 1930s. She was forced to flee after a Nazi raid and spent the war hiding in Vichy France, making several desperate attempts to reach Switzerland where her memoir was eventually published in 1945. Read more

The Feurstein Program shows its output

The Feurstein Program shows its output

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Mount Sinai College and the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University will co-host an event at the college to profile a young Israeli student of Ethiopian origin, Zuresh Wabbe. Read more

Tanya Plibersek and her daughter speak at Montefiore

Tanya Plibersek and her daughter speak at Montefiore

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:31 pm

More than 160 of Montefiore’s 500-strong volunteer base gathered at the Randwick campus for the annual Spirit of Volunteering event, which included an awards presentation and inspiring keynote addresses by Tanya Plibersek, Member for Sydney and Deputy Leader of the Opposition, and her daughter, who is a dedicated student volunteer at Montefiore Randwick. Read more

Art hopping in Sydney

Art hopping in Sydney

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Sydneysiders are invited to take a scenic tour from North Bondi to Vaucluse visiting artists in their studios and discovering the meaning behind each work. Read more

Researching for a new book

Researching for a new book

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:46 am

Vieslava Mataczynski and Timothy Scutt, co-authors of a new book under the working title: “Preservation of Life” bringing together memories both individual and collective, of the Jewish people  contacted J-Wire in an effort to reach out to the wider Jewish Community in support of this work.

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Diller Teen Fellows enter the Shark Tank

Diller Teen Fellows enter the Shark Tank

Australian graduates of the Diller Teen Fellows program recently presented their final impact projects ‘Shark Tank Style’ to a panel of professionals. Read more

Herzl headlines this month

Herzl headlines this month

Herzl – The Dream That Came True, is a one man show performed by well-known Israeli actor Amichai Pardo of the renowned Israeli Orna Porat Children’s Theatre. Read more

Scopus students commemorate the Battle of Beersheba at the Shrine

Scopus students commemorate the Battle of Beersheba at the Shrine

A group of Years 7 and 8 students from Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College joined over 3000 Victorian school students and dignitaries to pay their respects at a special Light Horse Commemoration Ceremony for the Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba at the Shrine of Remembrance, Read more

Australasian Jewish youth to celebrate the Light Horse centenary in Israel

Australasian Jewish youth to celebrate the Light Horse centenary in Israel

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade battle at Beer Sheva, where at dusk on 31 October, 1917, the Australian brigade stormed through the Turkish defence to capture Beer Sheva. This marked a turning point in removing Ottoman rule from Palestine and was a precursor to the formation of the Jewish state. Read more

The Lego Ninjago Movie – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

The Lego Ninjago Movie – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

I was accompanied by two young fans who were excited by the prospect of the latest outing in the Lego movie franchise. Well, that and a train ride into the city.

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