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Naomi Milgrom appointed Venice Biennale Commissioner

Naomi Milgrom appointed Venice Biennale Commissioner

Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Rupert Myer, Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts, has announced the appointment of Naomi Milgrom  as Commissioner for the Australian representation at the 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2017. Read more

Eat, Pray, Naches

Eat, Pray, Naches

Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Sydney’s Waverley Council is staging a special exhibition of its project  preserving and sharing the stories of  post-War Jewish immigrants and their families within its community. Read more

A Rosh Hashanah message from the Prime Minister

A Rosh Hashanah message from the Prime Minister

Friday, September 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott sends a Rosh Hashanah message to Australia’s Jewish community. Read more

70 years since the liberation of the Shanghai Ghetto

70 years since the liberation of the Shanghai Ghetto

Friday, September 4, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Members of Sydney’s Chinese and Jewish communities have attended an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Shanghai Ghetto. Read more

French drop investigation into Arafat’s death

French drop investigation into Arafat’s death

Friday, September 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

French prosecutors have announced that they have decided to drop the investigation into the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Read more

Abbott statement could have been more appropriately worded

Abbott statement could have been more appropriately worded

Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11:34 am

The Zionist Federation of Australia and AIJAC have added their voices to the reaction of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s statement that the Nazis had a sense of shame when comparing them to ISIS. Read more

Aleph takes issue with Rabbi Telsner

Aleph takes issue with Rabbi Telsner

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Aleph Melbourne says that the apology published by former Melbourne Yeshivah Rabbi Zvi Telsner “falls short”. Read more

Y2i to increase students’ Israel experience

Y2i to increase students’ Israel experience

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 12:37 pm

The Y2i project goal is to take 375 Year 10 students from New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT  to Israel on a minimum five-week program annually. Read more

A Rosh Hashanah message from Bill Shorten

A Rosh Hashanah message from Bill Shorten

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm

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

ZFA dismayed by Queensland Labor

ZFA dismayed by Queensland Labor

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 10:42 am

The Zionist Federation of Australia is profoundly dismayed by the ill-conceived and ill-advised resolution on the Middle East adopted by Queensland Labor. Read more

The ECAJ call Rabbi Telsner’s resignation “belated”

The ECAJ call Rabbi Telsner’s resignation “belated”

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 10:38 am

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has called for zero tolerance in cases of child sexual abuse. Read more

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Over 600 people attended this year’s Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival with Gideon Raff, creator of the Israeli series Hatufim (Prisoners of War), one of the drawcards.

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At tea with the Prime Minister

At tea with the Prime Minister

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his wife Margie played host at Kirribilli House, their official harbourside Sydney residence, to Australia’s ethnic press. Read more

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Features and Articles

Rosh Hashanah, The Shabbat Project and 4G

Rosh Hashanah, The Shabbat Project and 4G

Rabbi Michoel Gourarie finds a lesson in Rosh Hashanah. Read more

Anatevka or Zion…writes Michael Kuttner

Anatevka or Zion…writes Michael Kuttner

Almost everyone is familiar with the stage production or movie of Fiddler on the Roof. Read more

Who holds the Trump card?…asks Rabbi Chaim Ingram

Who holds the Trump card?…asks Rabbi Chaim Ingram

Extraordinary things are happening in the USA.   Read more

Iran – Is Obama Conning 340 Rabbis or 200 Generals?…asks David Singer

Iran – Is Obama Conning 340 Rabbis or 200 Generals?…asks David Singer

The upcoming debate and vote in the US Congress to endorse the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran (JCPOA) has become even more critical now that President Obama has reportedly secured the necessary votes to veto any Congressional resolution of disapproval. Read more

My grandmother was a boat person…writes Inge Woolf

My grandmother was a boat person…writes Inge Woolf

My grandmother was a boat person. Her name was Rosalia Stiassny. Read more

The return of Bibi Derangement Syndrome

The return of Bibi Derangement Syndrome

My favorite acronym, at least for this year, was coined by historian Ronald Radosh in his PJ Media column back in March. The initials are BDS – not “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions,” but “Bibi Derangement Syndrome.” Read more

A Walk in the Woods – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

A Walk in the Woods – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

When a popular book is adapted for the big screen, screenwriters take artistic licence to keep the story flowing.

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Modern day diplomacy…an address by Australia’s ambassador to Israel

Modern day diplomacy…an address by Australia’s ambassador to Israel

Australia’s ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma delivered a speech recently to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Social Club in Canberra…the same address he gave to graduates of public diplomacy at the HaReali School in Haifa.

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An award for Mary

An award for Mary

Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Melbourne’s Smorgon Family Nursing Home facilitator Mary McHugh has won the Non-Executive Not for Profit leadership award at the 10th Annual SACS Awards. Read more

Hospital pastoral carers

Hospital pastoral carers

Friday, September 4, 2015 at 2:45 pm

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) have hosted the second annual Jewish Immersion Day for Pastoral Carers from hospitals. Read more

A night at the Zoo

A night at the Zoo

Friday, September 4, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Sydney’s Jewish House is hosting a sleep-out this weekend at the city’s Taronga Zoo. Read more

The ZFA annual plenary in photos

The ZFA annual plenary in photos

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Were you at the ZFA annual plenary in Sydney? A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Bowling them over

Bowling them over

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Over 60 lawn bowlers from across Australia have participated in the 15th Maccabi Australia Bowls Carnival. Read more

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Kesser Torah College beats King’s College…at rugby!

Kesser Torah College beats King’s College…at rugby!

The Chant “Who Are We? KTC!” rises above all other sounds as Sydney’s KTC Under 13’s Rugby Team prepare to run out against their opposition Kings College. Read more

Doron wins the Bible Quiz

Doron wins the Bible Quiz

Doron Lewin  has won the 2015 NSW Bible Quiz held at Sydney’s Mizrachi Synagogue. Read more

Year I students get their siddurim

Year I students get their siddurim

Year 1 students at Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College have received their first siddurim. Read more

Young Adult Division launched in Sydney

Young Adult Division launched in Sydney

I-Society celebrated its launch as the new Young Adult Division of the Zionist Council with a night of Israel Inspired Indulgence. Read more

Up and coming musicians

Up and coming musicians

Mount Scopus College’s Junior primary students are proving to be eager musicians, leading to phenomenal growth in the campus’ instrumental program. Read more

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