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Kangarusski kids camp – Russian, Jewish, Zionist and Australian

Kangarusski kids camp – Russian, Jewish, Zionist and Australian

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 3:39 pm

The second annual Kangarusski Day Camp has brought together thirty primary aged children for a three-day program of cultural, educational and leisure activities which explored both their Jewish and Russian roots. Read more

Ambassador Shmuel Ben-Shmuel’s visit to Vuma Fiji

Ambassador Shmuel Ben-Shmuel’s visit to Vuma Fiji

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Israel’s Ambassador to Australia and non-resident Ambassador to Fiji and Papa New Guinea, Shmuel Ben-Shmuel has attended a ceremony n the village of Vuma on the island of Ovalau in Fiji celebrated the completion of an Israeli led aid and disaster relief project. Read more

Sir Michael Friedlander 5th top of New Zealand’s Rich List

Sir Michael Friedlander 5th top of New Zealand’s Rich List

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm

Sir Michael Friedlander has climbed to fifth position on New Zealand’s The National Business Review’s 2016 Rich List…and Israeli former IDF officer enters.

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Saudis: Israel visit doesn’t reflect government stance

Saudis: Israel visit doesn’t reflect government stance

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8:49 am

The Saudi government distanced itself on Wednesday from a recent visit to Israel by a delegation of Saudi citizens, which included a former military general. Read more

Screen Australia announces funds two new documentaries with Jewish themes

Screen Australia announces funds two new documentaries with Jewish themes

Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm

Screen Australia has announced 10 documentaries will share in more than $2.54 million in the latest round of funding from the agency’s Documentary Producer Program and the Documentary Broadcast program. Read more

Wolper and JewishCare to continue with palliative care

Wolper and JewishCare to continue with palliative care

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 12:48 pm

Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital and JewishCare have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two organisations continue to provide counselling services for palliative care patients in Wolper’s medical ward and their families. Read more

Jewish world condemns terrorist attack on French church

Jewish world condemns terrorist attack on French church

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8:34 am

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has issued a strong condemnation of the terrorist attack at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, in France, calling it “a monstrous and evil act of murder committed against innocent people inside a house of worship.” Read more

Melton in Sydney

Melton in Sydney

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Monday evenings in Southern Sydney have been a hive of conversation and learning as Dr Michael Abrahams-Sprod delivers a lesson from the revised Melton history course ‘Crossroads of Jewish History’. With an emphasis on reclaiming the richness of Jewish history, the chronological exploration investigates significant crossroads where Jews took major decisions that shaped our shared identity and destiny. The class at Southern Sydney Synagogue is one of several Melton classes being taught around Sydney. Read more

U.S. army officer who helped liberate 2500 Jews…including five living in Sydney

U.S. army officer who helped liberate 2500 Jews…including five living in Sydney

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 11:22 am

A U.S. officer who helped liberate 2,500 Jews during the Holocaust has died at the age of 99…and other news items from JNS.org. Read more

The funeral of Alan Goldberg

The funeral of Alan Goldberg

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8:46 am

Family and two eminent judges have spoken at the funeral for Melbourne’s former Federal Judge Alan Goldberg. Read more

Melbourne jurist Alan Goldberg passes away

Melbourne jurist Alan Goldberg passes away

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Alan Goldberg an Australian jurist who served as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia,has died in Melbourne. Read more

Genome of 6,000-year-old barley grains sequenced for first time

Genome of 6,000-year-old barley grains sequenced for first time

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 6:51 am

An international team of researchers has succeeded for the first time in sequencing the genome of Chalcolithic barley grains found the Masada. Read more

New Research Aims to Understand 40 Years of Russian Migration in Melbourne

New Research Aims to Understand 40 Years of Russian Migration in Melbourne

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Jewish Care Victoria in partnership with Monash University Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) hosted the launch of The Jewish Care Victoria and Monash University Avraham Zeleznikow Russian Jewish Immigrants PhD Scholarship. Read more

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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

Two-time champions

Two-time champions

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Moriah College’s First Xl Football team has made history by winning the NSWCIS Football Cup for the 2nd year in a row. Read more

Play soccer for Australia in Israel

Play soccer for Australia in Israel

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 3:49 pm

With football fever bursting in Australia, Maccabi is also in the act with Maccabiah Games trials about to commence for our up and coming talent with hopes of representing their country at the Maccabiah in Israel in 2017. Read more

Maccabi on the lookout for Maccabiah rugby players

Maccabi on the lookout for Maccabiah rugby players

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Australia’s road to rugby success at next year’s Maccabiah Games ups the ante in June when trials commence for one of the most fiercely contested sports in Israel. Read more

Features and Articles

Embrace – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Embrace – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

When my teenage daughters used to complain about an aspect of their bodies, I told them they had everything they needed for a happy life. I made peace with my thighs some time ago but after viewing Embrace realized that perhaps I could have saved years of anguish if I had been more truly accepting of my own body.

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The floodgates open…writes Michael Kuttner

The floodgates open…writes Michael Kuttner

It was inevitable that sooner rather than later, the chickens released by the European Union’s open borders would come home to roost with a vengeance. Read more

To the French, terror is not terror when directed against Israelis

To the French, terror is not terror when directed against Israelis

As in any complex and multi layered situation one cannot expect to become an expert on anything in a few short days…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Palestine – European Union Rejects PLO Call To Boycott Quartet Report

Palestine – European Union Rejects PLO Call To Boycott Quartet Report

European Union High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini has publicly rejected PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s call for Arab nations to lobby the UN Security Council to not endorse a Quartet Report that Abbas considers biased in favour of Israel…writes David Singer. Read more

Abusing the term ‘fascism’ in relation to Israel…writes Isi Leibler

Abusing the term ‘fascism’ in relation to Israel…writes Isi Leibler

It is now a worldwide phenomenon that left-wingers and increasing numbers of liberals chant the mantra that Israel is led by extremists and becoming transformed into a full-fledged fascist state. Unfortunately, such unadulterated nonsense is expressed daily and is highlighted in Haaretz, the Israeli post-Zionist daily newspaper, illustrating the primitive measures even Jewish opponents of our government are willing to take in order to demonise the Jewish state. Read more

What is the meaning of life?…ask the Rabbi

What is the meaning of life?…ask the Rabbi

Q. What is the meaning of life? Read more

The Beginning of the Battle for Jerusalem in WW1

The Beginning of the Battle for Jerusalem in WW1

Over the last 15 months there has been much attention given to the centenary of Gallipoli, Fromelles and Pozieres. However, “Australia’s forgotten war” in the Sinai, Palestine and Syria is still in danger of remaining largely unknown, despite the fact that the ANZAC Light Horsemen overcame atrocious conditions to achieve some of the most unprecedented and courageous victories of World War 1. Read more

History Channel removes tendentious wording about Einstein and Israel

History Channel removes tendentious wording about Einstein and Israel

On July 11, the History Channel reaffirmed its commitment to accuracy and truth by revising its “Albert Einstein: Fact or Fiction?” webpage to replace erroneous wording tending to negatively portray Israel: “Though he (Albert Einstein) was very sympathetic to Israel, he was never an ardent Zionist—he believed in ‘friendly and fruitful’ cooperation between Jews and Arabs”…writes Myron Kaplan/JNS.org. Read more

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Montefiore’s Continuum of Care

Montefiore’s Continuum of Care

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11:57 am

Sydney’s Montefiore Home is one of Australia’s leading aged care provider with a proud history spanning more than 120 years, and a commitment to provide exceptional levels of care. Read more

Record Number of Graduates from Aged Care Course at Jewish Care

Record Number of Graduates from Aged Care Course at Jewish Care

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 11:41 am

A record number of students have graduated from the Certificate III in Aged Care and Home & Community Care course, hosted by Melbourne’s Jewish Care’s Employment and Education Centre. Read more

Strengthening Jewish life at universities

Strengthening Jewish life at universities

Monday, July 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Sydney’s Rabbi Eli Feldman has attended  International Conference for Chabad on Campus in Stamford, Connecticut.

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The Ideation Project

The Ideation Project

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm

Sydney’s The Shalom Institute is now accepting applications for its second year of its ground-breaking innovation program, The Ideation Project. Read more

Jul-24   Sydney:   Fay Sussman at Camelot…a new side

Jul-24 Sydney: Fay Sussman at Camelot…a new side

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 6:39 pm

For the last 20 years Sydneysiders knew “Fay Sussman “as the founder and lead singer from the ” Klezmer Divas ” band .

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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

80 young Aussies to head for Israel trip

80 young Aussies to head for Israel trip

The Zionist Federation of Australia  is to send 80 young Australians on a 10-day trip to Israel. Read more

Two-time champions

Two-time champions

Moriah College’s First Xl Football team has made history by winning the NSWCIS Football Cup for the 2nd year in a row. Read more

Max Lemberg gets a surprise visit

Max Lemberg gets a surprise visit

 

Fifty years ago Max Lemberg started his teaching career at Sydney’s Moriah College…and last week members of the school’s Student Council visited him to wish him a happy 98th birthday. Read more

A MASA journey

A MASA journey

Michael Landis participated in a free 10-day trip with Taglit-Birthright Israel as a teenager and fell in love with the country. Read more

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