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ECAJ and state roof bodies unite in support of 18C

ECAJ and state roof bodies unite in support of 18C

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 12:51 pm

 

Plenary meetings of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria during the last week have unanimously passed identical resolutions in support of retaining the existing sections of the Racial Discrimination Act which prohibit the public promotion of racial hatred.  Read more

A Rosh Hashanah from the NSW Leader of the Opposition

A Rosh Hashanah from the NSW Leader of the Opposition

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:22 am

Luke Foley is the Opposition of the Leader f the Opposition in NSW and sends Rosh Hashanah greetings… Read more

Melbourne Community Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Babi Yar

Melbourne Community Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Babi Yar

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:14 am

The Victorian Jewish community has commemorated the 75th anniversary of the massacre of Jews at Babi Yar, a ravine near Kiev, where 33,771 Jews were shot over a two-day period starting on 29 September 1941.  Read more

The President’s Twitter chat

The President’s Twitter chat

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Watch how Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin handles his open first Twitter chat….. Read more

Shir Madness…on video

Shir Madness…on video

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 12:17 pm

At Sydney’s Bondi Pavilion, the Shir Madness Music Festival took over for a full day of top entertainment, with an Opening Drum Troupe, Junkyard Beats, The Bashevis Singers, Azadoota, Alexis Fishman, Josh Oshlack, Tree of Life with Orna Triguboff and Rick Melick’s Self Made Men. Henry Greener filmed the event….

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WJC President Lauder honors Elie Wiesel at high-profile UNESCO-sponsored tribute to heroes fighting violent extremism

WJC President Lauder honors Elie Wiesel at high-profile UNESCO-sponsored tribute to heroes fighting violent extremism

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 11:59 am

WJC President Lauder honours Elie Wiesel at high-profile UNESCO-sponsored tribute to heroes fighting violent extremism. Read more

Manny Waks memoir launch

Manny Waks memoir launch

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 11:39 am

Manny Waks, child sexual abuse survivor and campaigner for justice, will launch his memoir at a special ‘Shalom | Sydney Jewish Writers Festival’ event on 6 October at the Bondi Pavilion. Read more

ECAJ and Jewish GLBTI community critical of cartoon

ECAJ and Jewish GLBTI community critical of cartoon

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry executive director Peter Wertheim has commented on The Australian’s cartoon depicting Nazi storm-troopers in a uniform decided the colours of the GLBTI movement. Read more

Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Peres’ family

Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Peres’ family

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 9:49 am

The Chinese Deputy of Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming has visited  the Shiba Medical Center to support President Peres’ family on behalf of the Chinese leadership, the Chinese people, and the Speaker of the Chinese Parliament Zhang Dejiang – who is currently in Israel on an official visit. Read more

President Rivlin to host Q&A on Twitter #AskRivlin

President Rivlin to host Q&A on Twitter #AskRivlin

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 9:35 am

For the first time, President Reuven Rivlin will hold a questions and answers session on Twitter via his Hebrew (@rubirivlin), and English (@PresidentRuvi)Twitter accounts, using both text and video. Read more

President Rivlin meets with Zakynthos hero’s daughter

President Rivlin meets with Zakynthos hero’s daughter

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 3:17 pm

President Reuven Rivlin this morning met in his office with Lana Carrer, daughter of the Lucas Carrer, who served as Mayor of the Greek island of Zakynthos during the Nazi occupation of the island. Mayor Carrer, together with the local bishop, were responsible for saving the nearly 300 Jews who lived on the island by refusing the order of the Nazi occupying forces to provide a list of the Jewish community. Read more

Jewish program supporting indigenous doctors praised in NSW Parliament

Jewish program supporting indigenous doctors praised in NSW Parliament

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 2:53 pm

Shalom Gamarada Indigenous Residential Scholarship Program, a Jewish organisation has supported 16 Indigenous students become doctors and has improved countless lives, NSW Labor frontbencher Walt Secord told State Parliament this week. Read more

Jerusalem Quartet in Melbourne: 30% discount for J-Wire readers

Jerusalem Quartet in Melbourne: 30% discount for J-Wire readers

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm

There is a great depth to the Jerusalem’s Quartet’s musical heritage that lends authority to the masterworks they are performing on their Australian tour. Read more

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Australian gymnastic second in world event

Australian gymnastic second in world event

Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3:32 pm

Deborah Greenbaum has taken second in the ANAC Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup event in Las Vegas.  Read more

800 nominations received for next year’s Maccabiah Game

800 nominations received for next year’s Maccabiah Game

Friday, August 26, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Momentum is building towards Australia’s 2017 Maccabiah Games campaign, with over 800 nominations received by Maccabi Australia from athletes and officials hoping to be on the plane to Israel next year. Read more

New Zealand sailors battle back a hard-earned silver at Rio

New Zealand sailors battle back a hard-earned silver at Rio

Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:14 am

New Zealand yachting produced a stand out performance on the final day of the Rio Olympics regatta, taking three medals, including gold. Read more

Maccabiah team interest tops 500

Maccabiah team interest tops 500

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:00 am

Over 500 Jewish athletes and officials from across Australia have officially registered their interest to wear green and gold at the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel in 2017. Read more

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God without religion…a Rosh Hashanah message

God without religion…a Rosh Hashanah message

Rabbi Raymond Apple sends his Rosh Hashanah message. Read more

Islamic State and al-Nusrah Survive Whilst America and Russia Crash Dive

Islamic State and al-Nusrah Survive Whilst America and Russia Crash Dive

Botched airstrikes by American, Australian and British warplanes in Syria have accidentally killed at least 62 Syrian soldiers and wounded more than 100 – leading Russia to making the accusation that the “White House is defending Islamic State”.

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Developing and settling…writes Michael Kuttner

Developing and settling…writes Michael Kuttner

Having spent a short vacation “down south” in the Negev, vividly brings home the amazing and under reported transformation which is taking place in this strategically important region of the country. Read more

Not Dead Yet! Three shows to commemorate centenary of the death of the famous Yiddish writer, Sholem Aleichem

Not Dead Yet! Three shows to commemorate centenary of the death of the famous Yiddish writer, Sholem Aleichem

The Kadimah, the Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library, is presenting three shows called Sholem Aleichem: Not Dead Yet! A Tribute to the 100th Yortstayt [death centenary] of our beloved Yiddish Writer over the last weekend of October at Melbourne’s Elwood College’s Phoenix Theatre. Read more

Islamic State Crows As Russia And America Trade Blows

Islamic State Crows As Russia And America Trade Blows

Islamic State combatants were no doubt jumping with joy following botched airstrikes against them by American, Australian and British warplanes in Syria that accidentally killed at least 60 Syrian soldiers and wounded more than 100…writes David Singer. Read more

Henry Greener talks with Clare Sentience

Henry Greener talks with Clare Sentience

Shamanic Songstress Clare Sentience, using Sound Healing to Find Your Voice, Clear blocks from Trauma, Fear and Limiting Beliefs talks to The Shtick’s Henry Greener. Read more

Boys from Brazil…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

Boys from Brazil…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

Not athletes or para-athletes in Rio this time, but a Brazilian conductor and a pianist who, with considerable help from the SSO, produced an outstanding concert in the APT Master Series last night. Read more

Haredim — an impending Kulturkampf…writes Isi Leibler

Haredim — an impending Kulturkampf…writes Isi Leibler

As Rosh Hashanah approaches, one senses an impending explosion between Israeli mainstream society and the ultra-Orthodox. Read more

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OBK supports beyondblue

OBK supports beyondblue

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 9:30 am

Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen have hosted celebrity MasterChef Finalist Renae Smith and Nutritionist and Dietician Lyndi Cohen who shared their culinary skills and their personal insights into depression and anxiety. Read more

A new Israel learning experience

A new Israel learning experience

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:20 am

Israel Uncovered, a dynamic seminar run by Zionism Victoria at Beth Weizmann Community Centre has been an engaging learning experience for many. Read more

An Inspiring story of courage, tenacity and camaraderie among wounded

An Inspiring story of courage, tenacity and camaraderie among wounded

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 1:19 pm

A sell-out crowd attended Beth Weizmann Community Centre on for the premiere screening of “Tiyul: A Story of Courage.” presented by Zionism Victoria and ZDVO Beit Halochem Australia. Read more

Giving Blood to Save Lives at Beth Weizmann

Giving Blood to Save Lives at Beth Weizmann

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 2:27 pm

An urgent blood testing held recently at Beth Weizmann Community Centre to help find donors for four Jewish leukaemia patients including a baby in critical need of non-relative blood stem cell matches. Read more

Monte talks about its services

Monte talks about its services

Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Sydney’s Montefiore Aged Care Homes has released  a new video featuring its  Allied  Health Services. Read more

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Emanuel School’s Double Champions in HICES Debating

Emanuel School’s Double Champions in HICES Debating

Sydney’s Emanuel School recently fronted two student teams in the Grand Final of the HICES Debating competition with the only school with two teams in the Final with both winning the Championships in their divisions. Read more

Madrichim at work

Madrichim at work

The Zionist Federation of Australia spent an afternoon at Sydney’s Emanuel School  observing the year 11 students at their mifgash (session) with their team of five Israeli Madrichim. Read more

Emanuel student wins top place in the cyber scene

Emanuel student wins top place in the cyber scene

Emanuel School’s Zane Voloshin, Year 10, has won Interrelate’s NSW Film Festival for High Schools competition for his short film entitled b.u.!.!.y.  Read more

Hop aboard the Kangarusski Taglit-Birthright Bus!

Hop aboard the Kangarusski Taglit-Birthright Bus!

Birthright trips are a regular occurrence in Australia. The Zionist Federation of Australia provides the opportunity for Jewish young adults to visit Israel in the summer or winter and explore the country as well as their Jewish identity and heritage. Read more

Diller Teen Fellowship registration

Diller Teen Fellowship registration

The Zionist Federation of Australia has announced that registration for the second cohort of the Diller Teen Fellowship is now open. Read more

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