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ADC: “We owe these brave souls our utmost respect”

ADC: “We owe these brave souls our utmost respect”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:10 am

The Anti-Defamation Commission says ANZAC Day is a solemn occasion for our nation to reflect and to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the fine men and women of our armed forces, from every generation, who laid down their lives to defend our freedoms and values. Read more

Yom HaShoah in Sydney

Yom HaShoah in Sydney

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:37 am

The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies held three events to mark Yom HaShoah. Read more

Israel’s first Rhodes scholars

Israel’s first Rhodes scholars

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:14 am

After decades of campaigning to include Israel in the prestigious international Rhodes scholarship programme established at Oxford University, the first two Israeli academics have been accepted since the programme was established in 1902. Read more

Yom HaShaoh: Israel in shutdown for two minutes

Yom HaShaoh: Israel in shutdown for two minutes

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:53 am

Israel stops for two minutes in response to sirens wailing across the country to remember the Shoah. A video report. Read more

Ronald S. Lauder says anti-Zionists are anti-Semites

Ronald S. Lauder says anti-Zionists are anti-Semites

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:05 am

Ronald S. Lauder has been reelected for a third term as World Jewish Congress president at the WJC’s Plenary Assembly in New York. Read more

Israel needs to be treated like any member state

Israel needs to be treated like any member state

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 5:12 pm

More than 600 Jewish community representatives from some 90 countries around the world were in New York this week for the WJC’s Plenary Assembly, the supreme decision-making body of the World Jewish Congress, which was founded in Geneva in 1936. Read more

ZFA sends a message for Yom Ha’amaut

ZFA sends a message for Yom Ha’amaut

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

The president  of the Zionist Federation of Australia Dr Danny Lamm sends a message to Australia’s Jewish community for Yom Ha’atzmaut. Read more

Yom HaShoah at Yad Vashem

Yom HaShoah at Yad Vashem

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:31 am

Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin addressed the official ceremony marking the commencement of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, which took place place at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

Israeli Holocaust survivors: a quality of life

Israeli Holocaust survivors: a quality of life

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:35 am

Before his speech at Yad Vashem to mark the start of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of new arrangements for Israel’s Holocaust survivors. Read more

No Israelis here

No Israelis here

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 11:30 pm

An Israeli tourist has posted on Facebook that a retailer in Cairns has displayed a sign in its windows saying that do  not serve Israelis. Read more

ADC commemorates Yom HaShoah

ADC commemorates Yom HaShoah

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 6:56 pm

Australia’s Anti-Defamation Commission has marked Yom HaShoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

In Their Steps: The Australian Light Horse and the ANZAC Trail

In Their Steps: The Australian Light Horse and the ANZAC Trail

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm

An exhibition marking the Battle of Beersheba, one of the most famous horse mounted battles of all time, has been launched at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

False news and freedom of speech

False news and freedom of speech

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm

New Zealand’s Holocaust Centre strongly supports the concept of free speech, but works to make young people question what they read online and be aware of the dangers of false news, the Centre said on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. Read more

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Plans to farewell the Maccabiah delegation

Plans to farewell the Maccabiah delegation

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Australia’s largest ever Maccabiah delegation will get the send-off they deserve before heading to Israel, with functions planned in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in May and June. Read more

589 heading for the Maccabiah

589 heading for the Maccabiah

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:59 am

Australia’s 2017 Maccabiah Games management gathered in Wollongong in New South Wales for a leadership summit headlined by a keynote address from AOC Chef De Mission to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Kitty Chiller. Read more

Eighty countries – one heart

Eighty countries – one heart

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Maccabi World Union has unveiled their slogan for the 20th edition of the Maccabiah Games to be held later this year. Read more

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:41 am

Julia Hofbauer has been appointed the Maccabi Junior Carnival Manager set to take place in Melbourne from the 14th to the 21st of January, 2018. Read more

Features and Articles

A teenager’s tortuous journey from hell

A teenager’s tortuous journey from hell

As part of Holocaust commemorations, survivors’ personal testimonies have become more important than ever…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

The Palestinians don’t want Mandela

The Palestinians don’t want Mandela

Palestinian internal politics and liberal hostility to Israel came together at The New York Times this month…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS.org. Read more

As Marine Le Pen advances in French election, Jewish leaders express alarm

As Marine Le Pen advances in French election, Jewish leaders express alarm

Jewish leaders inside and outside France expressed alarm after far-right populist Marine Le Pen’s strong showing in the first round of the French presidential election Sunday.  Read more

Survivor: A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust

Survivor: A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust

As an incredibly moving and thought-provoking portrait of the Holocaust, Survivor captures the experience of surviving one of the darkest moments in human history. Read more

United Nations rewrites Balfour Declaration parliamentary debate

United Nations rewrites Balfour Declaration parliamentary debate

An official United Nations document published by the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat contains a deliberately altered record of a 1922 parliamentary House of Lords debate on the Balfour Declaration…writes David Singer. Read more

Mozart with differences: Fraser Beath McEwing report from New York

Mozart with differences: Fraser Beath McEwing report from New York

My reviews usually come from the Sydney Opera House but this time I’m reporting from Carnegie Hall in New York on a J-Wire special assignment. Read more

Who killed the Holocaust?

Who killed the Holocaust?

Ever dream of winning an Academy Award?…write Harry Ben-Zvi and Gidon Ben-Zvi. Read more

Ignorance and amnesia – a deadly combination

Ignorance and amnesia – a deadly combination

As we move further away from the years of the Holocaust we find that more individuals, adults as well as youths, are bereft of any knowledge as to what happened during that dark period…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

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Zionism Victoria names its New Executive Director

Zionism Victoria names its New Executive Director

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Zionism Victoria is delighted to announce the appointment of Jean Katzen as its new Executive Director. Read more

Could this be the best dinner party conversation?

Could this be the best dinner party conversation?

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Imagine a dinner party with an acclaimed novelist and playwright, a film maker whose paternal grandparents were killed in the Holocaust but whose maternal grandfather was director of an infamous Nazi propaganda film plus one of the most influential people on Jewish Twitter with her finger on the pulse of Israeli politics. And that’s just some of the people at one end of the table! Read more

Victorian spiritual hospital visitors now need accreditation

Victorian spiritual hospital visitors now need accreditation

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm

The Victorian Government has advised that all community appointed spiritual carers visiting hospitals, unless personally invited by the patient, will require accreditation. Read more

Table talk about refugees and asylum-seekers

Table talk about refugees and asylum-seekers

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Since 2015, the Sydney Alliance has been holding ‘Table Talk’ events to address the issue of refugees and people seeking asylum. Read more

Girls win Unity Cup

Girls win Unity Cup

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:02 am

The Aussie Rules Unity Cup 2017 was played out between eight female teams and 12 male teams representing 14 diverse communities from Melbourne and regional Victoria. Read more

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Mount Scopus to stage Mary Poppins

Mount Scopus to stage Mary Poppins

Mount Scopus College is proud to present the Victorian school premiere production of Mary Poppins. Read more

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Julia Hofbauer has been appointed the Maccabi Junior Carnival Manager set to take place in Melbourne from the 14th to the 21st of January, 2018. Read more

Shnatties in Israel

Shnatties in Israel

The Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) under the auspices of the Zionist Federation of Australia welcomed the 2017 Shnatties in Israel in an opening seminar, full of ruach and excitement for the year ahead. Read more

The Diller Teen Fellows Graduation Ceremony

The Diller Teen Fellows Graduation Ceremony

Members of Cohort 1 of the Australian Diller Teen Fellows leadership development program have celebrated their graduation. Read more

Maccabi Mentorship Program gives young people a chance to give back

Maccabi Mentorship Program gives young people a chance to give back

NSW Maccabi’s new mentorship program aims to provide members an opportunity to be involved with the inner workings of its clubs whilst learning from the experiences of others. Read more

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