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New Zealand farmers scammed by Facebook fraudsters

New Zealand farmers scammed by Facebook fraudsters

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:33 pm

A sheep farming couple in Te Kuiti were conned by scammers after trying to buy millions of dollars in Facebook shares. Read more

Yom Hashoah  to feature March of the Living doc

Yom Hashoah to feature March of the Living doc

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:03 pm

Award-winning producer Anthony Salamon and award-winning director Adam Dostalek will bring their socially significant short film, Never Forget: A March of the Living Story to the public this Yom Hashoah. Read more

B’nai B’rith slams UN Palestinian ambassador for comparing Israel to Nazi Germany

B’nai B’rith slams UN Palestinian ambassador for comparing Israel to Nazi Germany

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has denounced United Nations Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour for comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany. Read more

Portrait exhibition at The Great

Portrait exhibition at The Great

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue will present thirty selected highlights from the collection of historical and contemporary portrait paintings from its AM Rosenblum Museum. Read more

Model for Schindler ring on display in Melbourne

Model for Schindler ring on display in Melbourne

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:55 pm

A model used by Jewish workers to create a gold ring for Oskar Schindler  is to go on display in Melbourne. Read more

Muslim Care meets JewishCare

Muslim Care meets JewishCare

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm

In order to explore the different forms in which leadership presents itself in its various contexts, applications and societies, Muslim Care “Leading Together” youth program has met with Sydney’s JewishCare. Read more

Southwick calls for increase in school security support

Southwick calls for increase in school security support

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Liberal State MP David Southwick believes the Victorian State Budget 2016-17 appears to have set aside no security funding for Jewish schools or the Community Security Group (CSG). Read more

Top marks for education board

Top marks for education board

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff has commended the NSW Board of Studies “on going to great lengths to accommodate the needs of Jewish students and minimise the impact of the clash between the exams and Jewish festivals”. Read more

Iran: A Labor Government will change Australia’s policy

Iran: A Labor Government will change Australia’s policy

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm

The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References committee has heard that the U.S. has named 225 Iranian companies and/or individuals against which or whom sanctions remain…but the Australian number is only 91. Read more

Marching rabbi

Marching rabbi

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Joining the thousands of participants in Sydney’s ANZAC march was Maroubra rabbi Yossi Friedman. Read more

Australia’s Maccabiah delegation could top Rio numbers

Australia’s Maccabiah delegation could top Rio numbers

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10:50 pm

The Australian delegation to the 2017 Maccabiah in Israel could top 500 according to organisers. Read more

ANZAC Day in Jerusalem

ANZAC Day in Jerusalem

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm

At the Commonwealth War Cemetery on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem the annual commemorative service has been held to honour servicemen and women from Australia and New Zealand who died serving their countries during the first and second world wars. Read more

B’nai B’rith salutes ANZACs

B’nai B’rith salutes ANZACs

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission has saluted the Australians and New Zealanders who lost their lives fighting for their countries. Read more

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Australia’s Maccabiah delegation could top Rio numbers

Australia’s Maccabiah delegation could top Rio numbers

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10:50 pm

The Australian delegation to the 2017 Maccabiah in Israel could top 500 according to organisers. Read more

What real fans are made of

What real fans are made of

Friday, April 8, 2016 at 10:42 am

Alon Pajor, the sole Maccabi swimmer at the recent Australian Age Swimming Championships in Adelaide, thought that his father Richard and his coach Anthony Goodridge in the stands were the only fans cheering him on were. ..but he was wrong. Read more

Farewell tribute for Cruyff

Farewell tribute for Cruyff

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Israeli score club Maccabi Tel Aviv FC has paid tribute to the late Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff. Read more

Maccabi announces coaching staff

Maccabi announces coaching staff

Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:36 am

Maccabi Australia’s bid to provide the best Maccabiah experience yet has extended to the unveiling of a high calibre coaching team to guide the country’s athletes to the 2017 Games in Israel. Read more

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Trump Targets Obama and Clinton Betrayal of Israel

Trump Targets Obama and Clinton Betrayal of Israel

Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech has created expectations that he will match Marco Rubio’s pledge to stand by the commitments made by President Bush to Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Bush’s letter dated 14 April 2004…writes David Singer. Read more

Anti-Semitism, George Orwell, and the U.K.’s Labour Party…writes Ben Cohen

Anti-Semitism, George Orwell, and the U.K.’s Labour Party…writes Ben Cohen

“It is generally admitted that antisemitism is on the increase, that it has been greatly exacerbated by the war, and that humane and enlightened people are not immune to it. It does not take violent forms (English people are almost invariably gentle and law-abiding), but it is ill-natured enough, and in favourable circumstances it could have political results.” Read more

Florence Foster Jenkins – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Florence Foster Jenkins – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

It must have been hard work for Meryl Streep to learn to sing off-key.  Read more

Deliberate feckless foolish folly…writes Michael Kuttner

Deliberate feckless foolish folly…writes Michael Kuttner

How many times must we endure a never-ending stream of unmitigated folly? When it comes to Israel apparently the answer is simple: without limit. Read more

Lest we forget the Shoah…writes Alan Gold

Lest we forget the Shoah…writes Alan Gold

The recent commemoration of the 101st ANZAC Day was observed by tens of thousands of men, women and children in every city and town in Australia, as well as in the fields of France and on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula. Read more

Meet Rabbi Elisha Greenbaum

Meet Rabbi Elisha Greenbaum

Rabbi Elisha Greenbaum of  Melbourne’s  L’Chaim Chabad – Kingston and Moorabbin talks with The Shtick’s Henry Greener on the subject of Pesach and Circumcision…a tenuous but relevant connection. Read more

More on Pesach…from Rabbi Raymond Apple

More on Pesach…from Rabbi Raymond Apple

I really did come out of Egypt. Looking for a route from Australia to Israel, my wife and I decided one year to go via Cairo. We took Qantas from Sydney to Cairo and then El Al to Israel. Read more

Jewels and Ashes – A 25th Anniversary Edition: a book review by Alan Gold

Jewels and Ashes – A 25th Anniversary Edition: a book review by Alan Gold

Virginia Woolf once said that every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works. Perhaps the finest example in Australia today of the elemental truth of Woolf’s words is in the body of work produced over the past quarter of a century by Arnold Zable. Read more

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18th birthday gifts donated to BJE

18th birthday gifts donated to BJE

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 11:55 am

A Victorian teenager has donated all the money he received on his 18th birthday to NSW’s Board of Jewish Education. Read more

Anzac Day in the ACT

Anzac Day in the ACT

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm

The ACT Jewish Community and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry have hosted the National Jewish Australian ANZAC Day Service.

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Marriage equality

Marriage equality

Monday, April 18, 2016 at 2:55 pm

Penny Sharpe has addressed The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Luncheon Club speaking on spoke about law reform and the planned federal Marriage Equality plebiscite and its repercussions. Read more

Quality Agency Recognises Montefiore Again

Quality Agency Recognises Montefiore Again

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Sydney’s Montefiore Home  has been once again acknowledged by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency. Read more

The forgotten pogrom: commemorating the Farhud

The forgotten pogrom: commemorating the Farhud

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 11:41 am

While the Jews of Europe were facing death across Nazi Europe, the Jews of Iraq encountered brutality at the hands of former colleagues, neighbours and fellow citizens in a massacre known as The Farhud. Read more

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Golan Heights teens meet Melbourne counterparts

Golan Heights teens meet Melbourne counterparts

Melbourne recently hosted twenty year 10 and 11 Diller Teen Fellows from Israel’s Golan Heights region. Read more

Bialik wins Technion first prize

Bialik wins Technion first prize

The Australian Government’s drive towards innovation took a major step forward with a first prize being awarded by Israel’s The Technion to Melbourne’s Bialik College…watch the video. Read more

Pesach at Kesser Torah

Pesach at Kesser Torah

Sydney’s Kesser Torah College has held its own Pesach event…a J-Wire photo gallery Read more

Naomi Chazan Fellowship

Naomi Chazan Fellowship

The New Israel Fund Australia has announced the Naomi Chazan Fellowship a unique program for young community members in their 20s and 30s. Read more

Acting against bullying

Acting against bullying

Sydney’s Emanuel School has marked the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Read more

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