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Governor Linda Dessau

Governor Linda Dessau

Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 11:45 am

Linda Dessau has been sworn in as Governor of the State of Victoria…the first woman and the first Jewish Australian to be accorded this highly significant and important role. Read more

Establishing Jewish identity in the Ukraine

Establishing Jewish identity in the Ukraine

Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

Last weekend an office for Jewish ancestry clarification purposes was inaugurated in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk. Read more

Melbourne hospital receives its largest-ever donation

Melbourne hospital receives its largest-ever donation

Friday, July 3, 2015 at 5:01 pm

The Eva and Les Erdi Humanitarian Charitable Foundation has given The Alfred Hospital the single largest donation it has ever received. Read more

Jews fleeing Ukraine arrive in Israel recount assaults by pro-Russian rebels

Jews fleeing Ukraine arrive in Israel recount assaults by pro-Russian rebels

Friday, July 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Two Jewish refugees who say they endured torture by pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine arrived in Israel after making aliyah on Wednesday. Read more

Israeli App ‘Salient Eye’ catches thief in New Zealand

Israeli App ‘Salient Eye’ catches thief in New Zealand

Friday, July 3, 2015 at 9:08 am

Science and Technology are two of the Israel’s most developed sectors and Israeli free App Salient Eye helped capture a burglar this week in New Zealand using an old Smartphone. Read more

Sir Nicholas Winton dead at 106

Sir Nicholas Winton dead at 106

Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children during the Holocaust and was dubbed the “British Schindler” (after German Holocaust rescuer Oskar Schindler), has died at the age of 106. Read more

New Zealanders sent home from Israel after ‘failed’ flotilla mission

New Zealanders sent home from Israel after ‘failed’ flotilla mission

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Maori Television reporter Ruwani Perera has been ‘deported’ from Israel and sent back to New Zealand on a failed mission to Gaza while aboard the Marianne of Gothenburg. Read more

Dementia help for Sydney man living in Jerusalem

Dementia help for Sydney man living in Jerusalem

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm

A 90-yr-old former Sydney resident now living in Jerusalem has received a special iPod to help deal with Alzheimer’s. Read more

Frydenberg accepts Twitter apology

Frydenberg accepts Twitter apology

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has accepted an apology made by Brisbane financial adviser James Howarth following a series of anti-Semitic tweets criticising the politician for  his position in planned changes to upfront commissions paid to financial planners. Read more

New NSW program for up and coming politicians

New NSW program for up and coming politicians

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:40 am

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies  has announced its new Berger Fellowship program designed to strengthen ties between the Jewish community and future political leaders. Read more

Journalist reports that “she hasn’t been harmed”

Journalist reports that “she hasn’t been harmed”

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9:42 am

Israeli naval commandos have boarded and taken control of the activist boat ‘Freedom Flotilla III’ – tying to break the Gaza blockade. New Zealand journalists were on board. Read more

The new fence

The new fence

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9:30 am

Israel’s Security Cabinet has adopted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to begin work on an approximately 30-kilometer long section of security fence along the State of Israel’s eastern border, from Eilat to the site designated for the Timna airport. Read more

Hamas official confirms that indirect talks with Israel are underway

Hamas official confirms that indirect talks with Israel are underway

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9:10 am

Sheikh Hassan Yousef, one of Hamas’s leaders in the West Bank, has confirmed that Israel and the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terrorist group are in the midst of negotiations through mediators. Read more

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Sydney twins appear in “The Snow Queen”

Sydney twins appear in “The Snow Queen”

Sydney twins Josie and Jeremy Segal will appear in the  Lane Cove Theatre Company production of The Snow Queen later this month. Read more

Shir Madness: The Shtick’s Henry Greener talks to Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier

Shir Madness: The Shtick’s Henry Greener talks to Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier

The Shir Madness Music Festival comes to Melbourne in September. Henry Greener talks to organisers Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier. Read more

State Of Palestine and Islamic State Highlight International Double Standards

State Of Palestine and Islamic State Highlight International Double Standards

UNESCO, the United Nations and just this week – the Vatican – have recognised that the “State of Palestine” exists…writes David Singer. Read more

Ship of Fools…writes Michael Kuttner

Ship of Fools…writes Michael Kuttner

If ever you needed a classic example of how the English language and reality can be perverted, the latest farce associated with the misnamed “freedom flotilla” to Gaza, provided it. Read more

A howling success – kind of…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

A howling success – kind of…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

Chris Botti, one of the world’s finest jazz trumpeters, surrounded himself on the stage of the Sydney Opera House with the SSO and seven soloists to present a concert that I both loathed and loved. Read more

Is the ALP abandoning Israel?

Is the ALP abandoning Israel?

The constituency of Finchley and Golders Green in north London was retained by the Conservative Party in the recent UK elections despite the Labor Party running a strong Jewish candidate in the most Jewish of British electorates and predictions of a surge for Labor in the electorate…writes Jeremy Rapke Q.C. Read more

Anne Frank on Antisemitism

Anne Frank on Antisemitism

The theatre production of The Diary of Anne Frank is playing in Newtown, Sydney. I saw it last month when it opened…writes Julie Nathan. Read more

Explosive new Claims Conference scandals revealed

Explosive new Claims Conference scandals revealed

It is now almost a decade since I began urging for drastic reform and change of leadership in the wake of successive scandals relating to the mismanagement of the Claims Conference, the organization entrusted to pursue justice on behalf of the Jewish people for Holocaust victims and survivors…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

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Meet Australia’s ambassador to Israel

Meet Australia’s ambassador to Israel

Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 1:09 pm

The Melbourne community is invited to a public forum with Australia’s Ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma later this month. Read more

Doron plays Hawke and Howard

Doron plays Hawke and Howard

Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 1:01 pm

“Keating! The Musical” will be staged in the Bryan Brown Theatre in Sydney’s Bankstown next month with Doron Chester playing the dual roles of former Australian Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and John Howard. Read more

Mentoring to make a difference

Mentoring to make a difference

Friday, June 26, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Hillel, a department of the Shalom Institute have launched a search for participants to apply for The Ideation Project. Read more

Adam Schwab at Chabad of Melbourne CBD

Adam Schwab at Chabad of Melbourne CBD

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 2:23 pm

From mergers and acquisitions,  lawyer to managing director of one of the fastest growing companies on the BRW list in just over ten years, Mount Scopus College alumnus Adam Schwab has quite a story to share. Read more

Friendship concert in Melbourne

Friendship concert in Melbourne

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Luciano Pavarotti is dead and Andre Bocelli and Sarah Brightman are not in town. Even if they were, you probably couldn’t afford the tickets. Read more

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Register for AUJS Aviv

Register for AUJS Aviv

Registrations for AUJS Aviv are now open and, as a special bonus, if you register before 19th June, AUJS will pay for your mobile phone use while you’re on the program! Read more

Diller Teen Fellowship coming to Australia

Diller Teen Fellowship coming to Australia

An American based-program specially crafted to create an international network of Jewish teenagers to serve as effective leaders is to be launched in Australia. Read more

Science Week at Bialik

Science Week at Bialik

Science Week commenced at Melbourne’s Bialik College with a burst of colour, wonder and excitement. Read more

Learning about Shavuot

Learning about Shavuot

BJE’s Emet (SRE) students have  learnt about Shavuot, the Hebrew word for ‘weeks’ commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.  Read more

AUJS visits NSW parliament

AUJS visits NSW parliament

A delegation of student leaders from the Australasian Union of Jewish Students has met with parliamentarians and senior political figures at NSW Parliament House. Read more

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