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Today in liquidation but hope for South Head’s future

Today in liquidation but hope for South Head’s future

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Sydney’s South Head Synagogue is now in liquidation and its members will have to wait until the next episode is played out in this real-life community drama. Read more

Pyjama Day for children in foster care

Pyjama Day for children in foster care

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm

The Pyjama Foundation, an organisation that provides support for children in foster care has held a national pyjama day at Sydney’s Jewish House. Read more

Victorian minister in water talks

Victorian minister in water talks

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Jaala Pulford, Victoria’s Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, has visited the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot. Read more

Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial

Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:33 am

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara have visited the Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial in Budapest dedicated to Jews who were shot during the Holocaust and thrown into the river. Read more

Claim that World Vision Australia implicated with supporting another terrorist group – the PFLP

Claim that World Vision Australia implicated with supporting another terrorist group – the PFLP

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

Hot on the heels of the exposure of World Vision’s head of Gaza operations as a Hamas agent (who diverted the millions of charitable funds to the terror group) comes another multi-million dollar terrorist fraud involving World Vision reports the Jerusalem-based International Legal Forum. Read more

Rabbi Milecki’s contributions to South Head

Rabbi Milecki’s contributions to South Head

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Rabbi Benzion Milecki has written to members of the South Head Synagogue denying he is one of the ongoing expenses the shule will have to meet if it is taken out of administration. Read more

Muslims riots continue in Jerusalem

Muslims riots continue in Jerusalem

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:34 am

Clashes erupted between Muslim rioters and Israeli police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City yesterday for the fourth consecutive day. Read more

Israeli teenager shares life saving research with Emanuel School students

Israeli teenager shares life saving research with Emanuel School students

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:06 am

Israeli teenager, Sarit Sternberg, visited Emanuel School to speak to the Year 11 students about her breakthrough scientific research whilst participating in the Alpha Program for Gifted Students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Read more

Former Mossad Chief and US Ambassador to Israel in Australia for JNF Campaign

Former Mossad Chief and US Ambassador to Israel in Australia for JNF Campaign

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 9:28 am

The former Director of Mossad, Tamir Pardo will be in Australia this September for JNF Australia’s Annual Campaign joined by the former US Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro. Read more

South Head members invited to help avoid liquidation

South Head members invited to help avoid liquidation

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm

James Hochroth, Curtis Mann and Rodney Naumburger have emailed members of South Head Synagogue giving them an opportunity to pledge funds to avoid the synagogue being placed in liquidation on Friday or deferring the process. Read more

Labor support for a Palestine state – now WA joins in

Labor support for a Palestine state – now WA joins in

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Joining NSW and SA, WA Labour has indicated it will push for the recognition of a Palestinian state at its State conference. Read more

South Head Synagogue: from the rabbi’s corner

South Head Synagogue: from the rabbi’s corner

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 3:17 pm

As Friday approaches and the real possibility that the administrator will put Sydney’s South Head Synagogue into liquidation, the shule’s spiritual leader has answered a letter to the congregation sent by the president yesterday updating the membership of the impasse which could lead to the demise of a once vibrant congregation. Read more

Melton changes for Sydney

Melton changes for Sydney

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:01 am

The world renowned adult Jewish education Melton program has exciting changes ahead in Sydney. Read more

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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

Maccabiah proves an opportunity for Jordi Swibel

Maccabiah proves an opportunity for Jordi Swibel

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:06 pm

To Jordi Swibel, football is life. The young Sydneysider trains daily, sometimes twice, in the hope of one day making the world game his career – and thanks to the Maccabiah Games, he has a big opportunity to do so. Read more

Barak’s big day – Paralympian finally breaks through for a medal at fourth Maccabiah.

Barak’s big day – Paralympian finally breaks through for a medal at fourth Maccabiah.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:01 am

It has been four Maccabiah Games without medal success and four long years for table tennis star Barak Mizrachi in search of redemption from an opportunity missed last time here. Read more

Features and Articles

The ladder of growth…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

The ladder of growth…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

In preparation for BINA’s 20 years celebration, I have been reading a book called “Practical Kabbalah,” authored by our upcoming guest speaker Rabbi Laibl Wolf from Melbourne.  I share with you a short idea from the beginning of the book where he discusses the importance of personal growth. Read more

A tale of two Palestinian worlds

A tale of two Palestinian worlds

For slightly more than a decade, the two main areas slated for a future Palestinian state—the disputed territories and the Gaza Strip—have been ruled by competing factions, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Hamas terror group…writes Sean Savage/JNS.org. Read more

Trump should dump PLO and jump-start Israel-Jordan negotiations

Trump should dump PLO and jump-start Israel-Jordan negotiations

President Trump has completed six months in office without managing to get Israel and the PLO to resume their negotiations – stalled since April 2014…writes David Singer. Read more

Out of the mouths of fools…writes Michael Kuttner

Out of the mouths of fools…writes Michael Kuttner

This week has witnessed a veritable army of fools articulating everything from baseless hatred to recycled lies. Read more

Mahler’s longest – but worth the wait: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

Mahler’s longest – but worth the wait: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

The perceived popularity of Mahler’s third symphony was illustrated by the SSO scheduling four performances, three of them in its APT Master Series – rare for any work. The first, in the Opera House last night, vindicated the decision, with a virtually full house which was rewarded with an outstanding musical event. Read more

Warm welcome in Fiji

Warm welcome in Fiji

I have just returned from an overseas vacation with my family. My husband is Israeli and for some reason, I will sometimes get nervous if people ask where he comes from. Read more

Temple Mount terror attack highlights sharp dichotomy between Israeli minorities

Temple Mount terror attack highlights sharp dichotomy between Israeli minorities

Last Friday’s deadly terror attack near the Temple Mount shows how Israel is at the forefront of the clash of civilisations between the Islamic world and the West—not only with the Palestinians and surrounding Arab countries, but also from within its own minority populations…writes Ariel Ben Solomon. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

Feintooner turns his crayons to the Al-Aqsa mosque… Read more

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Youthful plenum

Youthful plenum

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies July plenum was dedicated to the youth movements and the special role they play within our community. Read more

Get ahead in Hebrew

Get ahead in Hebrew

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:27 pm

>Sydney’s BJE is proud to introduce its new PRE- Bar and Bat Mitzvah Hebrew reading classes to help students improve their fluency before they start learning for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Read more

UIA Women’s Division world president’s event

UIA Women’s Division world president’s event

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm

In her first event as KH-UIA  International President of Women’s Division Sydney-based Penny Hurst has led an incredible and productive five-day seminar (Mifgash) in Israel. Read more

Meet the president

Meet the president

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

The speaker at the monthly Honours Club meeting of  The Australian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will be the university’s president who is visiting Sydney this week. Read more

Sydney’s Jewish Youth in focus

Sydney’s Jewish Youth in focus

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9:37 am

The unique role which Sydney’s Jewish youth movements play within the community will come under the spotlight next Tuesday night at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum. Read more

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Israeli teenager shares life saving research with Emanuel School students

Israeli teenager shares life saving research with Emanuel School students

Israeli teenager, Sarit Sternberg, visited Emanuel School to speak to the Year 11 students about her breakthrough scientific research whilst participating in the Alpha Program for Gifted Students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Read more

ZFA to send 160 young Australians to Israel

ZFA to send 160 young Australians to Israel

160 young Jewish adults have left Australia on the Taglit-Birthright Israel visionary program that provides a gift of a 10-day educational tour of Israel, Read more

Saying yes to Yesh

Saying yes to Yesh

The Zionist Council of NSW will farewell a group of 20 students heading to Israel to participate in the 2017 Yesh! Israel program next week. Read more

Junior Maccabi Carnival for Melbourne

Junior Maccabi Carnival for Melbourne

The 36th Maccabi Junior Carnival to be held in Melbourne, January 14-21, 2018 has launched across Australia. Read more

Cutting their hair for cancer

Cutting their hair for cancer

For the second year in a row, a group of students at Emanuel School gathered to cut at least 20cm of their hair to help beat cancer. Read more

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