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In Knesset address, Pence declares embassy will move to Jerusalem next year

In Knesset address, Pence declares embassy will move to Jerusalem next year

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 3:36 pm

In a historic address to the Israeli Knesset on Monday, Vice President Mike Pence pledged that the U.S. would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “before the end of next year.” Read more

A new rabbi for the ACT Jewish community

A new rabbi for the ACT Jewish community

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Rabbi Shimon Eddi has been appointed the new Rabbi for the ACT Jewish Community. Read more

Next Generation of Jewish Leaders

Next Generation of Jewish Leaders

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Yesod participants and Jewish Care Victoria board members came together to celebrate a year of inspiration, learning, and success at an end of year celebration.  Read more

World Jewish Congress condemns neo-Nazi activities in Poland

World Jewish Congress condemns neo-Nazi activities in Poland

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2:33 pm

World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer has welcomed the Polish government’s swift condemnation of fascist activities over the weekend, following an undercover television report revealed a neo-Nazi group celebrating Hitler and burning swastikas. Read more

Israeli cycling academy makes local history

Israeli cycling academy makes local history

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Calling it “a historic moment for Israeli sports and a great honour,” Israel’s first ever professional team, Israel Cycling Academy, has proudly accepted an invitation to participate in the Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s most significant sporting events, scheduled to begin in Jerusalem on May 4th. Read more

Master of all the facts

Master of all the facts

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:16 am

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair described Sydney-born broadcaster Ed Doolan as “the master of the facts”. Ed Doolan, a well-loved Sydney personality in his youth, passed away last week at 76. Read more

Sophie Caplan: 1933-2018

Sophie Caplan: 1933-2018

Monday, January 22, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Australia has lost Holocaust survivor and historian Sophie Caplan who died last week in Sydney’s Montefiore Home. Read more

NYT: US embassy could relocate to Jerusalem in 2019

NYT: US embassy could relocate to Jerusalem in 2019

Monday, January 22, 2018 at 12:24 pm

After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week predicted the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be relocated to Jerusalem within a year, President Donald Trump countered that estimate. The New York Times now reports that the White House is indeed pushing full steam ahead with the embassy’s relocation. Read more

Israel’s annual anti-Semitism report: ‘Mein Kampf’ now German bestseller

Israel’s annual anti-Semitism report: ‘Mein Kampf’ now German bestseller

Monday, January 22, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett has presented the Jewish state’s annual report on global anti-Semitism to the Israeli government. The report demonstrated that anti-Semitism is on the rise in several notable areas, particularly in Europe. Read more

State memorial service for Barry Cohen

State memorial service for Barry Cohen

Monday, January 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition leader Bill Shorten will speak at a State Memorial for former Labor minister Barry Cohen. Read more

Israel’s embassy in Amman back to normal

Israel’s embassy in Amman back to normal

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Israel and Jordan have reached an agreement following the incident in Amman involving an Israeli diplomat on July 23, 2017 and the incident in which a Jordanian judge was killed on March 10, 2014. Read more

Chelsea Football Club joins World Jewish Congress #WeRemember Campaign to Combat Anti-Semitism

Chelsea Football Club joins World Jewish Congress #WeRemember Campaign to Combat Anti-Semitism

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 12:06 pm

The Chelsea Football Club has joined the World Jewish Congress’ #WeRemember campaign, as part of its own long-term educational initiative to raise awareness of the persisting phenomenon of anti-Semitism in sports. Read more

PM Netanyahu and Moshe Holtzberg Visit Chabad House in Mumbai

PM Netanyahu and Moshe Holtzberg Visit Chabad House in Mumbai

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:10 am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited the Chabad House in Mumbai accompanying 11-yr-old Moshe Holtzberg, who lost his parents in the 26 November 2008 terrorist attack on the building. Read more

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Maccabi Australia announces the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund

Maccabi Australia announces the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Maccabi Australia has announced the establishment of the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund, established to recognise the enormous input that Nachum has had on the Jewish swimming landscape in both Australia and Israel. Read more

Change at the top for Maccabi Australia

Change at the top for Maccabi Australia

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Barry Smorgon announced that after 11 years’ service to the MAI board as President for the last four years and prior to that as  the Chairman he was not seeking re-election to the Board. Read more

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Maccabi Victoria president Brian Swersky has stressed that all members of all sexual persuasions are welcome at all the organisation’s clubs. Read more

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:51 am

The Waldorf Rimon Junior High and High School in Pardes Hanna was recently the scene of a touch rugby carnival. Read more

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Mike Pence takes a ‘victory lap’ in Israel after Jerusalem policy changes

Mike Pence takes a ‘victory lap’ in Israel after Jerusalem policy changes

Vice President Mike Pence is using his trip to the Middle East this week as an opportunity to tout the Trump administration’s recent policy changes on Jerusalem…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Meet Shira Nussdorf

Meet Shira Nussdorf

Shira Nussdorf talks to Henry Greener on all three segments about her shtick as a community building journey Read more

An Israeli Carmen

An Israeli Carmen

After a sell-out season in 2016, John Bell’s vibrant production of Bizet’s Carmen, featuring gypsy girls and bull-fighting boys in eye-popping colours, returns to the Sydney Opera House next month. Read more

Is there a religious revival?…ask the rabbi

Is there a religious revival?…ask the rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple give his point of review. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

Ministry of Truth…this week’s cartoon. Read more

PLO ditches Trump, undermines future UN and EU support…writes David Singer

PLO ditches Trump, undermines future UN and EU support…writes David Singer

PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s extraordinary two-hour-long anti-American and Jew-hating diatribe delivered on January 14 must inevitably see… Read more

Why honouring the ‘Founders’ still matters…writes Ric Benjamin

Why honouring the ‘Founders’ still matters…writes Ric Benjamin

Our citizenship saga around the intent of Section 44 in the Australian Constitution and the on-going saga about gun control in the US around the wording of the 2nd Amendment to their Constitution have opened up a debate about how we should deal with our founding legal documents. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

While the rest of the world continues to obsess over what we may or may not do Israel gets on with innovating, assisting and making the planet a better place. Read more

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Victoria Government House Open Day

Victoria Government House Open Day

Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:23 am

Bring along a picnic and enjoy the grounds and surrounds of Victoria’s historic Government House as part of an Open Day on Australia Day, Friday, 26 January 2018. Read more

A rare opportunity to see one of Sydney’s top chefs in action

A rare opportunity to see one of Sydney’s top chefs in action

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 9:16 am

Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue is providing an exclusive opportunity to see award-winning chef, Michael Rantissi demonstrate some of the delicious dishes from his new book and taste the results. Read more

AAJS conference in Perth

AAJS conference in Perth

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 9:03 am

The Australian Association for Jewish Studies (AAJS) will hold its 30th annual conference at Curtin University next month in Perth. Read more

UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Liberation of Auschwitz commemoration

UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Liberation of Auschwitz commemoration

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:05 pm

The Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants together with the Sydney Jewish Museum invite you to commemorate UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

Date for November

Date for November

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Planning is already well underway for the Union for Progressive Judaism’s biennial conference in Melbourne in November 2018. Read more

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Big VCE year for Mount Scopus

Big VCE year for Mount Scopus

2017 has been another successful year for Year 12 Mount Scopus students with two students achieving the maximum ATAR of 99.95, nearly a third exceeding an ATAR of 95. Read more

First production a sell-out

First production a sell-out

Sydney’s Yeshiva College Girls School presented “In The Merit”- a musical  of the righteous women in Egypt . Read more

Moriah wins a tank

Moriah wins a tank

Sydney’s Moriah Primary School Student Voice representatives entered the Waverley Municipal Council Green Sparks competition and won $500 towards a rainwater tank for our garden.  Read more

KTC wins National Bible Quiz 2017

KTC wins National Bible Quiz 2017

Sydney’s Kesser Torah College istudents Chaim Ber Hirschowitz and Yehuda Eisenberg, who took out first and second places respectively in the finals of the National Bible Quiz for 2017.

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Israeli Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi visits Yeshivah

Israeli Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi visits Yeshivah

Yeshivah – Beth Rivkah Colleges has hosted the current Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau in Melbourne. Read more

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