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Clergy and youth groups report an a Rambam study tour

Clergy and youth groups report an a Rambam study tour

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Graduates of two recent Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) Rambam study visits to Israel, composed of Christian clergy and University and Youth leaders from across Australia respectively, have addressed an AIJAC luncheon in Melbourne. Read more

Antisemitism is back

Antisemitism is back

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Dore Gold has delivered this year’s Gandel Oration in Melbourne and Sydney. Read more

10,000 Israelis swabbed to be possible bone-marrow match for bride with leukemia

10,000 Israelis swabbed to be possible bone-marrow match for bride with leukemia

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 3:59 pm

Thousands of Israelis from across the country have been giving saliva samples in hopes of becoming a match for an Israeli bride fighting to beat leukemia. Read more

SodaStream sold to Pepsi for $3.2 billion in cash

SodaStream sold to Pepsi for $3.2 billion in cash

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Israel’s popular homemade seltzer company, SodaStream, has been sold to U.S.-based PepsiCo Inc for $3.2 billion in cash. Read more

Prestigious award for diabetes researcher

Prestigious award for diabetes researcher

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Head of Clinical Diabetes at Melbourne’s Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Professor Jonathan Shaw will this week receive one the country’s most prestigious diabetes research prizes. Read more

Israeli gymnast breaks world record to take home the gold

Israeli gymnast breaks world record to take home the gold

Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram broke a world gymnastics record at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Minsk, Belarus, on Saturday. Read more

Israel closes Erez Crossing in wake of violent Hamas riots

Israel closes Erez Crossing in wake of violent Hamas riots

Monday, August 20, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Israel’s Defence Ministry has closed the Erez Crossing, the northern entry from Israel into Gaza, following violent riots by Gazans on the border on Friday. Read more

Bennett: concessions to Hamas like paying protection money

Bennett: concessions to Hamas like paying protection money

Monday, August 20, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett continued his hard-line against concessions to Hamas on Sunday evening, saying that the understandings with the terrorist organization and the  reopening of the border crossings with Gaza were akin to paying it protection money. Read more

Jewish House gets a local grant

Jewish House gets a local grant

Monday, August 20, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Sydney Jewish Care organisation Jewish House has received a welcome grant from the Randwick Council Community Partnership Funding Program. Read more

Primary teacher’s dream comes true

Primary teacher’s dream comes true

Monday, August 20, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Vanessa Hancock is thrilled that she is the first primary/intermediate school teacher in New Zealand to be selected for a life-changing professional development experience at the Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Israel. Read more

WJC mourns death of Kofi Annan, a ‘tour de force’ within the UN

WJC mourns death of Kofi Annan, a ‘tour de force’ within the UN

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 1:03 pm

The World Jewish Congress mourns the death of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 80. Read more

Magen David Adom reports almost 50 drownings this swim season

Magen David Adom reports almost 50 drownings this swim season

Friday, August 17, 2018 at 2:37 pm

The Magen David Adom emergency ambulance service reported that a staggering 49 people have drowned since the beginning of the swimming season, urging everyone to maintain extreme vigilance and safety around all bodies of water. Read more

Reports circulate of possible ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas

Reports circulate of possible ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas

Friday, August 17, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has negotiated with the Hamas terror organisation responsible for the recent upsurge in attacks against Israelis along the Gaza border, agreeing to a ceasefire in which Hamas promises not to attack the Jewish state, and Israel enables the creation of a naval route between Gaza and Cyprus. Read more

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Maccabi invites you to Mexico

Maccabi invites you to Mexico

Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 11:40 am

Nominations will open on Friday for athletes to join the Australian Team heading to Mexico City for the Pan American Maccabi Games in July, 2019. Read more

Israeli youngsters score another first

Israeli youngsters score another first

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:49 am

The first ever Israeli school tag rugby championship organized by the Israel Rugby Union (IRU) was recently held at the Wingate Sports Institute…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Maccabi Australia (MAI) has announced the winners of the 2018 Nachum Buch Scholarships

Maccabi Australia (MAI) has announced the winners of the 2018 Nachum Buch Scholarships

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 3:42 pm

In its inaugural year, the Maccabi Australia Nachum Buch Scholarship recognises swimmers with the aim of assisting them on the path to achieving at the elite level. Read more

2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship

2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Cyclist Riley Hart has been declared the winner of the 2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship. Read more

Features and Articles

A belated obituary for the world’s conscience

A belated obituary for the world’s conscience

If personal dignity and good intentions are enough to justify a long career, then Kofi Annan deserves all of the plaudits that he’s received in the wake of his death at the age of 80. Read more

Lauder loses the plot…writes Isi Leibler

Lauder loses the plot…writes Isi Leibler

Ronald Lauder is a billionaire and respected art collector who became passionately committed to Jewish life when, as U.S. ambassador to Austria, he witnessed virulent anti-Semitism. I have known him for over 20 years and was involved in no small measure in his election as president of the World Jewish Congress. Read more

Why bad things sometimes happen to a good people?

Why bad things sometimes happen to a good people?

Rabbi Raymond Apple tackles this question…and others. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

Feintooner:  Flight of Fantasy. Read more

Meet Kabbalah artist David Friedman

Meet Kabbalah artist David Friedman

Kabbalah Artist and Teacher David Friedman, a resident of Tzfat, Israel, creates his mystical works of art using symbols that relate to the deeper meaning of Judaism, which he uses to teach how letters, numbers, shapes and colours are significant in understanding Kabbalah. Read more

Immigration and common sense: The real facts about Australia

Immigration and common sense: The real facts about Australia

In common with the majority of people, I never heard of Senator Fraser Anning before he made his controversial speech on immigration…writes Bill Rubinstein. Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

The fake cease fire with Hamas spreads an illusion that peace and quiet is breaking out…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Gaza – Déjà vu…again?…asks Martin Sherman

Gaza – Déjà vu…again?…asks Martin Sherman

An overwhelming majority [of the Palestinian public] demands the immediate halt to all measures taken by Abbas against the Gaza Strip and opposes the crackdown on demonstrations demanding an ending to these measures. Read more

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Women of Diversity Dinner

Women of Diversity Dinner

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm

Around 300 women from over 20 cultural backgrounds came together for a night of singing, dancing, eating and laughing at the 2018 Women of Diversity Dinner (WDD) recently held at the Emporium Function Centre in Sydney. Read more

Gift of Life runs the City to Surf

Gift of Life runs the City to Surf

Monday, August 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Several participants in Sydney’s annual City to Surf sported their Gift of Life Australia t-shirts to raise awareness about the life-saving program. Read more

A volunteering example

A volunteering example

Friday, August 10, 2018 at 3:07 pm

Melbourne’s Yeshivah – Beth Rivkah students are imbued with a love of, and dedication to, volunteering and are inspired to initiate and engage in volunteer programs. Read more

Recognising youth at the first Montefiore Student Volunteer Awards

Recognising youth at the first Montefiore Student Volunteer Awards

Friday, August 3, 2018 at 2:10 pm

More than 90 guests gathered for the inaugural Montefiore Student Volunteer Awards.

Many proud parents attended with their children, as 15 dedicated teens from local public, private and Jewish dayschools received awards for selfless service to the community.

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A new take on Shabbat services for young children

A new take on Shabbat services for young children

Monday, July 30, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel’s new Bagels & Brachas Family Shabbat is a unique, and innovative program that is helping to build a “community of young families” within the larger Temple family.  Read more

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Beth Rivkah’s new Holocaust Memorial unveiled

Beth Rivkah’s new Holocaust Memorial unveiled

Melbourne’s Beth Rivkah students, parents, teachers and members of the community came together for the unveiling of a striking new Holocaust Memorial mural. Read more

Fiddler returns to Moriah

Fiddler returns to Moriah

Moriah College, Sydney’s oldest and largest Jewish school, presents the definitive production of the classic Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF from 21 October to 1 November – and with an all-singing, all-dancing cast of more than 150. It’s a Tradition! Read more

Carmel students visit the Negev

Carmel students visit the Negev

Every year, tenth grade students from the Carmel School in Perth embark on a Shorashim (‘roots’) journey in Israel.

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Scopus students bring music to cancer patients

Scopus students bring music to cancer patients

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College students has brought music to patients receiving treatment for cancer at Box Hill Hospital Read more

Carmel School utilises state of the art career guidance system

Carmel School utilises state of the art career guidance system

As an additional tool to assist Year 10 students with their subject selection,  Perth’s Carmel School has become one of only a handful of schools in Western Australia to utilise the innovative Morrisby Online system Read more

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