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Aussie style nippers clubs for Israel

Aussie style nippers clubs for Israel

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 3:32 pm

At an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) function, NSW Premier outlined the Liberals platforms for the upcoming elections…and plans to lead a delegation to Israel. Read more

“An internal Holocaust”

“An internal Holocaust”

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm

A leading Israeli rabbi has told a meeting in Sydney that world Jewry is currently experiencing “an internal Holocaust”. Read more

Brave and timely

Brave and timely

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in Congress has been described as “brave and timely” by the Zionist Federation of Australia. Read more

Netanyahu outlines ‘fateful crossroads’ on Iranian nukes

Netanyahu outlines ‘fateful crossroads’ on Iranian nukes

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 9:12 am

In perhaps the most widely debated address ever given by a foreign leader to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described a “fateful crossroads” on the Iranian nuclear threat and said that the emerging deal between Iran and world powers is paving the way for a Middle East “littered with nuclear bombs”  Sean Savage/JNS.org reports. Read more

School security funding: Melbourne’s share

School security funding: Melbourne’s share

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:42 am

Federal Labor member of parliament Michael Danby has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it has provided $1,364,725 to schools in Melbourne Ports under the Schools Security Programme. Read more

School security welcome

School security welcome

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 9:20 am

The Federal Member for Wentworth, Malcolm Turnbull, has welcomed funding for four local schools under the Coalition Government’s $18 million Schools Security Programme. Read more

Pop-up Kosher Nosh

Pop-up Kosher Nosh

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 9:10 am

Sydney’s newest luxury hotel, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay will transform its Stockroom into its first pop-up kosher restaurant on 11 March 2015, delivering a spectacular three-course dinner for the local Jewish community. Read more

ADC praises U.S. anti-Semitism resolution

ADC praises U.S. anti-Semitism resolution

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:59 am

The Australian B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission has lauded the leadership shown by U.S Senator Robert Menendez and  52 other senators in sponsoring a bi-partisan resolution which condemns anti-Semitism and which urges the American government to collaborate with the European Union,  European governments and European organisations to counter the alarming spike in anti-Semitic acts. Read more

UIA NSW Women’s Division – Photo Gallery

UIA NSW Women’s Division – Photo Gallery

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:12 am

Did you attend a UIA NSW Women’s Division function?  Check here for the photos… Read more

The Changemakers

The Changemakers

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:04 am

B’nai B’rith & JNF will acknowledge those whose contributions have helped society. Read more

Safer schools

Safer schools

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm

17 Jewish day schools have been allocated a $7.5 million share in funding to protect students under the Coalition Government’s $18 million Schools Security Program. Read more

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: JTAFV has iits say

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: JTAFV has iits say

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 1:18 pm

The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence Inc. has commended the courage of those victims who came forward to give evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read more

Pop star with a conscience?…asks Keren Cook

Pop star with a conscience?…asks Keren Cook

Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 6:53 am

I must admit when I saw pop star legend Katy Perry had recently visited Auschwitz death camp, I was surprised and impressed, all at once. Read more

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Be The Change – Live Your Dream

Be The Change – Live Your Dream

Imagination is the most spiritual aptitude we possess. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf. Read more

Netanyahu Flies into Washington on a Wing and a Prayer

Netanyahu Flies into Washington on a Wing and a Prayer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Washington this week is going ahead despite unsuccessful attempts from far and wide to shoot him down in flames before he was even airborne….writes David Singer. Read more

Haman and Mordechai – a Purim story from Rabbi Raymond Apple

Haman and Mordechai – a Purim story from Rabbi Raymond Apple

Countless generations have found it amusing. Some are completely scandalised. The halachah tells us that on Purim one should imbibe “until one does not know the difference between ‘Cursed be Haman’ and ‘Blessed be Mordechai'”. Read more

Sydney Theatre Company’s Suddenly Last Summer – a theatre review by Deb Meyer

Sydney Theatre Company’s Suddenly Last Summer – a theatre review by Deb Meyer

In Suddenly Last Summer, Tennessee Williams poses the search for truth in a world half real and half surreal. Read more

Purim and Noise…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

Purim and Noise…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

The festival of Purim (celebrated this year on Wednesday night 4 March and Thursday 5 March) is just a few days away. Read more

Elections for the Short Attention Span…writes Emily Gian

Elections for the Short Attention Span…writes Emily Gian

The Israeli elections are getting close, and with only three weeks to go before polling, the entire country is in full campaign mode. Read more

Situations Vacant…writes Michael Kuttner

Situations Vacant…writes Michael Kuttner

This week has provided yet more proof that in Washington at least the battle against Islamic terror is at best half-hearted and at worst magnificently muddled.
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Challenge for the Rabbinate

Challenge for the Rabbinate

In bygone days, the title of Rabbi commanded automatic respect and reverence. In modern times, respect has to be earned…writes Romy Leibler. Read more

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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

Mar-08 to Mar-09   Lorne:   First ever Limmud for the Russian community

Mar-08 to Mar-09 Lorne: First ever Limmud for the Russian community

The international Jewish organisation Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union)’s first Limmud  festival in Australia. Read more

Mar-24   Sydney:   Documentary film at the SJM

Mar-24 Sydney: Documentary film at the SJM

An important documentary film that looks at the complex and fragile Polish-Jewish relationship through the eyes of five Jews living in Poland today. Read more

Apr-21   Melbourne:   Yom Hazikaron

Apr-21 Melbourne: Yom Hazikaron

Commemorate Yom Hazikaron…a no charge event Read more

Apr-22 and 23   Melbourne:   Yom Ha’atzmaut Concert and Family Festival

Apr-22 and 23 Melbourne: Yom Ha’atzmaut Concert and Family Festival

Join in Israel’s 67th birthday celebrations in Melbourne. Read more

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Blood brothers – and sisters

Blood brothers – and sisters

A team of eight Moriah College Year 11 students has reached the International finals of a prestigious Future Problem Solving Competition.  Read more

Heading for Dallas

Heading for Dallas

Eight young Maccabi NSW basketballers have been selected to compete at the JCC Maccabi Games in Dallas, Texas in August. Read more

Refugee Awareness Day at Mount Scopus

Refugee Awareness Day at Mount Scopus

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College Year 10 students have participated in Refugee Awareness Day. Read more

Gan Izzy Camp

Gan Izzy Camp

These past summer holidays, 106 children aged 5-13 attended Gan Izzy day camp organised by Chabad Youth NSW.

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BJE in 2015

BJE in 2015

In 2014 the Board of Jewish Education achieved several milestones in different areas of its programmes.  Read more

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Supporters remembered

Supporters remembered

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Longstanding supporters Richard and Marietta Manders,  responsible for a $3.5m bequest to Jewish Care, have been remembered and celebrated at a special commemoration. Read more

Run for kids

Run for kids

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Fancy going on a run? What if it’s for a good cause? Read more

Award for Helene Gonski

Award for Helene Gonski

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 11:55 am

Sydney’s Montefiore Home has announced that volunteer Hélène Gonski recently won the 2015 Woollahra Council Senior Citizen of the Year Award. Read more

Mardi Gras time

Mardi Gras time

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:05 am

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Jewish Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender group Dayenu marching in the Mardi Gras Parade. Read more

A ticket for your carer

A ticket for your carer

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:26 am

The Companion Card initiative allows those in need of a carer a free pass for their helper at a variety of events. Read more

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