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Canberra rabbi inaugurated by the Chief Rabbi

Canberra rabbi inaugurated by the Chief Rabbi

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Rabbi Alon Meltzer has been inaugurated by the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth  Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis as the first full-time spiritual head of the ACT National Jewish Memorial Centre. Read more

Wolper announces community grants

Wolper announces community grants

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:07 pm

A new President and Life Governor were appointed and community grants announced at the Annual General Meeting of Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital. Read more

Gabby Berger responds

Gabby Berger responds

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Former board member of Sydney’s Montefiore Home Gabby Berger has responded to a reference to him being dismissed from the Board for “misconduct” being featured in a circular sent to the Home’s members. Read more

David Kramer deported to the United States

David Kramer deported to the United States

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:21 am

An American teacher who sexually abused children at a Melbourne Jewish school has been deported to the United States following his release from prison. Read more

David Southwick: Liberals and the Jewish community

David Southwick: Liberals and the Jewish community

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10:56 am

This election, the Victorian Coalition pledges to continue its unwavering support for the Jewish community and ensure security, education and community programs are supported by a re-elected Napthine Government. Read more

Gus Lehrer solves a 75-yr-old mathematical question

Gus Lehrer solves a 75-yr-old mathematical question

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10:43 am

The Australian Academy of Science has honoured University of Sydney academic Professor Gustav Lehrer from the School of Mathematics and Statistics who among other achievements solved a 75-yr-old mathematical problem.
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Victoria: a change at the top

Victoria: a change at the top

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10:31 am

Jennifer Huppert is the new president of The Jewish Community Council of Victoria taking over from Nina Bassat. Read more

Israel experience a game changer

Israel experience a game changer

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10:28 am

The Zionist Council of Victoria and the Zionist Federation of Australia have hosted Prof Leonard Saxe and Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Social Policy at Bradeis University who spoke on the subject of how the Israel experience is a game changer for Jewish continuity. Read more

Melbourne’s Jewish Care holds AGM

Melbourne’s Jewish Care holds AGM

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

Melbourne’s Jewish Care has listed its activities for its last operational year…including 124,000 hours of home and personal care. Read more

Ron Proser addresses the U.N.

Ron Proser addresses the U.N.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 9:11 am

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations has made a significant speech to the international body. Read more

In the Senate – Har Nof

In the Senate – Har Nof

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8:49 am

Western Australia Senator Joe Bullock has addressed the Senate in the Australian Federal parliament analysing the aftermath of the Kehilat Bnei Torah Synagogue massacre in Jerusalem. Read more

Focus on Adass

Focus on Adass

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Mint Pictures, the documentary production company responsible for ABC-TV’s Walkley-nominated “Code of Silence” which focused on Melbourne’s Yeshivah community is now turning its lenses towards Adass. Read more

Commemoration the expulsion of Jews

Commemoration the expulsion of Jews

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:35 am

From the middle of the 20th century Arab nationalism and Islamism began their continuing ascent resulting in the expulsion of 860,000 Jews from Arab lands…resulting this year in the establishment of a world day of remembrance. Read more

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Yefim Bronfman, pianistic force, in two acts

Yefim Bronfman, pianistic force, in two acts

J-Wire took its music reviewer Fraser Beath McEwing to watch one of the world’s top pianists Yefim Bronfman rehearse Brahms powerful Piano Concerto No1 with the Sydney Symphony orchestra followed by a private interview with the maestro…read his report. Read more

Folies Bergere…a film review by Roz Tarszisz

Folies Bergere…a film review by Roz Tarszisz

Judging by the recent spate of mature-age romances, coming of age stories are a trifle old hat. From writer and director Marc Fitoussi, this is a delightful coming of second age (or possibly third) tale. Read more

The Change Addict

The Change Addict

I still recall a time when people kept things new and forever. Read more

Palestine – Continuing Jew-hatred Must Extract A Heavy Price

Palestine – Continuing Jew-hatred Must Extract A Heavy Price

The slaughter of four Rabbis with axes, knives and guns whilst praying in a synagogue along with the serious wounding of six other Jews caught in this horrific blood bath – and the murder of a Druze police officer who went to their rescue – is the end result of endemic Jew-hatred…writes David Singer Read more

Don Pasquale…an opera review by Michelle Coleman

Don Pasquale…an opera review by Michelle Coleman

Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, in the tradition of opera buffa, is a comic masterpiece that is brought to life with wit and charm in Opera Australia’s 2014 Spring season. Read more

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Succession at the Monte

Succession at the Monte

At the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home, which will be held at the Hunters Hill campus on Sunday, 7 December 2014, the Home’s much respected and much admired Honorary Secretary, Max Kahn, will not be seeking re-election to the Board. Read more

Nov-30   Sydney:   Jews from Arab Lands

Nov-30 Sydney: Jews from Arab Lands

The Sydney Jewish Museum hosts a commemoration being observed world-wide of the tragedy of the Jews expelled from Arab countries… Read more

Dec-03   1:50am   SBS1-TV:   Death Camp Treblinka

Dec-03 1:50am SBS1-TV: Death Camp Treblinka

The dark heart of the Nazi holocaust, Treblinka was an extermination camp where over 800,000 Polish Jews perished from 1942. Read more

Dec-07   Sydney:   Help save a life

Dec-07 Sydney: Help save a life

The Gift of Life in its never-ending search to find suitable stem cell donors welcomes potential donors to be tested at Sydney’s Masada College Read more

Dec-10 for one year – Sydney:  Signs of Life

Dec-10 for one year – Sydney: Signs of Life

The Sydney Jewish Museum presents its collection of Family letters and postcards of the Holocaust

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JEMs says thank you

JEMs says thank you

JEMs (Jewish Education Matters) has held its fourth banquet and graduation ceremony and donated $1,800 to Kesser Torah College. Read more

Scopus hits the streets

Scopus hits the streets

As part of the Mount Scopus College Achshav program, Year 9 students have spent an eye-opening week at City Cite on Flinders Street. Read more

Middle East ambassador

Middle East ambassador

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s Alia Huberman has been selected as one of 10 students nationally to represent Australia as a Middle East Youth Ambassador. Read more

BJE Weekend Escape and Adventure

BJE Weekend Escape and Adventure

Sydney’s Board of Jewish Education has recently hosted a Weekend escape camp. Read more

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

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New website for Jewish Care

New website for Jewish Care

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Melbourne’s Jewish Care has launched a new web site, Read more

Budding artists – in their golden years

Budding artists – in their golden years

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:39 am

Thirteen residents at Sydney’s Montefiore Home in Randwick entered their artworks to Moriah College’s Artbeat ’14 artshow. Read more

Rabin remembered

Rabin remembered

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 4:04 am

More than 200 people attended an event honouring  the life and memory of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Read more

A fair go at Moriah

A fair go at Moriah

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 3:52 am

Gift of Life volunteers and donors at Sydney’s Moriah College Fair have learned that a donation made at the same venue last year has proved positive and that a life-saving match had been found. Read more

The Monte Fete

The Monte Fete

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 4:20 pm

More than 1500 community members visited the Montefiore’s 91st Annual Fete held at the Hunters Hill campus. Read more

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