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Art exhibition equates animal farming with the Holocaust

Art exhibition equates animal farming with the Holocaust

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 1:27 pm

An art exhibition opens this weekend featuring works depicting animals herded in concentration camps awaiting slaughter. Read more

Rosh Hashanah greetings from Kevin Andrews

Rosh Hashanah greetings from Kevin Andrews

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:35 am

The Australian Federal Minister for Social Services has sent greetings for Rosh Hashanah… Read more

Thessaloniki Association joins JCCV in remembering 50,000

Thessaloniki Association joins JCCV in remembering 50,000

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:22 am

The Thessaloniki Association and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) came together recently in the Victorian Parliament, to remember the 50,000 Jews of Thessaloniki deported by the Nazis to death camps destined to never return.  Read more

Yeshiva-Beth Rivkah helps with the school fees

Yeshiva-Beth Rivkah helps with the school fees

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 5:39 am

Melbourne’s Yeshivah-Beth Rivkah Colleges have launched YBRCAPS, an innovative revamp to their fee structure that makes school fees both more affordable and more accessible. Read more

Jewish community in support of Christian community

Jewish community in support of Christian community

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 5:29 am

Sydney’s Jewish community has voiced support to the Maronite community in the city’s west whose church was targeted with death threats from a passing car flying the Islamic State flag. Read more

Pope gets honey cake ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Pope gets honey cake ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:59 am

Pope Francis has received a delegation of 40 international Jewish leaders at his residence in Rome ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins next week. Read more

5774: The year in review

5774: The year in review

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:47 am

As Rosh Hashanah approaches and the Jewish calendar turns to 5775, JNS.org takes a look at the biggest Jewish news stories from the past year. Read more

A Rosh Hashanah message from Bill Shorten

A Rosh Hashanah message from Bill Shorten

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm

The Leader of the Australian Opposition Bill Shorten has sent a Rosh Hashanah message to J-Wire readers… Read more

Online hate to be countered

Online hate to be countered

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm

The Australian  Government will introduce new measures and legislation to deal with online hate.

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A New Year’s message from Ambassador Livne

A New Year’s message from Ambassador Livne

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand sends his message for Rosh Hashanah. Read more

Shabbat project update

Shabbat project update

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

Rabbi Moshe Kahn, Executive Member of the Rabbinical Council of  Victoria , has presented an update of the Shabbat Project to its members. Read more

Gas chambers found at Sobibor

Gas chambers found at Sobibor

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:58 am

Archeologists have discovered the gas chambers at the Sobibor extermination camp in Poland. Read more

A Rosh Hashanah message from the Prime Minister

A Rosh Hashanah message from the Prime Minister

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Australian Prime Minister has sent Rosh Hashanah greetings to the country’s Jewish community. Read more

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Commitment to Change…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

Commitment to Change…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

In a few days we will enter into the first Jewish month of the year- Tishrei. This season  is a time of spirituality and strong Jewish experience. Read more

The choice between evil and evil…writes Emily Gian

The choice between evil and evil…writes Emily Gian

A story published in the Associated Press last week in which a Hamas spokesperson confirmed that Hamas fires rockets from residential and heavily built-up areas barely created a ripple around the world. Read more

I Accept Who You Are, Not What You Do writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

I Accept Who You Are, Not What You Do writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

‘Accept me the way I am.’ The new pseudo-psychological ‘mantra’ that can excuse any kind of impoliteness and insensitivity. No worries. Just go right ahead. Be boorish, self-centred, and downright rude. Read more

Sweeteners may not be so sweet after all

Sweeteners may not be so sweet after all

Israel’s Weizmann Institute has released findings showing that sugar substitutes may produce more harm than good. Read more

Boycott bigots…writes Michael Kuttner

Boycott bigots…writes Michael Kuttner

A common thread binds those who advocate boycotting Israeli made products and companies. Read more

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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

New head of primary for Emanuel

New head of primary for Emanuel

Emanuel School’s new Head of Primary, Natanya Milner, is no stranger to the School or its students. Read more

Descendants inherit the stories

Descendants inherit the stories

Young descendants of Holocaust survivors  participated in an evening of poetry and story-telling. Read more

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Students at Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College have the soldiers of the IDF firmly in their hearts and minds. Read more

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Awards Honour Best of the Best at Jewish Care

Awards Honour Best of the Best at Jewish Care

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:51 am

Two upstanding community members have been honoured at Melbourne’s Jewish Care’s 2014 Staff and Volunteer Service and Excellence Awards. Read more

Cooking up a community

Cooking up a community

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm

A LifeSkills Cooking Program for adults living with disability has done more than teach skills; it has helped to bring together a community. Read more

Change at the top for the NCJWA in Melbourne

Change at the top for the NCJWA in Melbourne

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Shirley Glance has been elected unopposed president of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia  (Vic) . Read more

Sydney Jewish Choir performs at festival

Sydney Jewish Choir performs at festival

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm

The Sydney Jewish Choral Society (SJCS) has performed at the Blackheath Choir Festival in the Blue Mountains. Read more

Soccer tragics kick a goal against epilepsy

Soccer tragics kick a goal against epilepsy

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm

A slew of soccer stars, ex-Socceroos and other football legends will join forces with communal identities in a unique celebrity ‘fun-raiser’ to aid Epilepsy Action Australia. It’s the Sydney Celebrity Football Charity Challenge. Read more

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