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A Jewish Youth Advisory Council for Macnamara

A Jewish Youth Advisory Council for Macnamara

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Mary Delahunty plans to establish a Jewish Youth Advisory Council with membership of 25 people to come from the youth group movement in the Melbourne seat of Macnamara. Read more

New head of education at Sydney Jewish Museum

New head of education at Sydney Jewish Museum

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 2:07 pm

The Sydney Jewish Museum has appointed Dr Rebecca Kummerfeld as Head of Education and Susan Wakil AO Chair of Education. Read more

Courage to Care launches young leadership program

Courage to Care launches young leadership program

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Thanks to a generous grant from the ORAH Project, Courage to Care has launched a program targeted at Jewish children and youth leaders in our community aiming  to empower the future generation of youth to become ‘upstanders’ not ‘bystanders’ as well as attempting to make a difference whenever possible in the world.  Read more

800 Syrian rescue workers flee country via Israel

800 Syrian rescue workers flee country via Israel

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 8:01 am

Eight hundred Syrians affiliated with the White Helmet civil rescue organisation entered Israel from Quneitra in southern Syria Saturday night. IDF soldiers met the refugees and transferred them to a secure site in northern Jordan. Read more

After massive IDF retaliation following death of soldier, ceasefire holds

After massive IDF retaliation following death of soldier, ceasefire holds

Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:18 pm

A tense ceasefire held on the Gaza border Saturday following several waves of Israeli strikes on Hamas targets in the Strip in retaliation for the death of a soldier shot dead by sniper fire. Read more

The Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

The Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11:37 am

The Shalom │ Sydney Jewish Writers Festival (SJWF) returns in August 2018 with a diverse range of international guests, local talent and timeless tales of survival and triumph.

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Nationality Law passes vote, Israel enshrined as a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its capital

Nationality Law passes vote, Israel enshrined as a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its capital

Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:13 am

Working into the wee hours of the night late Wednesday into Thursday morning, the Knesset passed a nationality law that enshrines Israel as “the national home of the Jewish people.” Read more

European Parliament member calls for EU to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights

European Parliament member calls for EU to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 5:03 pm

A member of the European Parliament has called on the European Union to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Read more

Young Ethiopian Israeli receives piano from former prime minister Ehud Barak

Young Ethiopian Israeli receives piano from former prime minister Ehud Barak

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 4:53 pm

A young Ethiopian-Israeli boy whose rare musical talent got him featured on Israeli news was gifted his very own piano by a former Israeli prime minister. Read more

Angels on motorbikes

Angels on motorbikes

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm

As part of Magen David Adom’s ongoing efforts of to shorten response and arrival times of its teams, the emergency medicine technicians and paramedics arrive on scene events using various means of transportation, starting from the well-known ambulances and mobile intensive care units, through helicopters, electric bicycle and the “Bimbulance” vehicles that can reach even hardly accessible areas. Read more

Liberal Friends of Israel to be launched in Victoria

Liberal Friends of Israel to be launched in Victoria

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Always a consistent advocate for the State of Israel, the Liberal Party has announced the launch the Liberal Friends of Israel. Read more

Hebrew University to celebrate its centenary

Hebrew University to celebrate its centenary

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Tuesday 24 July marks 100 years to the day that the cornerstones of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem were laid, literally paving the way for the construction of the first building and the opening of the University in April 1925. Read more

Community will acknowledge centenary of Monash knighthood

Community will acknowledge centenary of Monash knighthood

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 8:58 am

Although recent attempts for a posthumous elevation to Field Marshall for Sir John Monash appear to have been stymied, the Victorian Jewish community will hold a celebratory lunch at the St Kilda Shule hall on Sunday 5th August to mark 100 years since the knighthood of Sir John Monash. Read more

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Maccabi invites you to Mexico

Maccabi invites you to Mexico

Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 11:40 am

Nominations will open on Friday for athletes to join the Australian Team heading to Mexico City for the Pan American Maccabi Games in July, 2019. Read more

Israeli youngsters score another first

Israeli youngsters score another first

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:49 am

The first ever Israeli school tag rugby championship organized by the Israel Rugby Union (IRU) was recently held at the Wingate Sports Institute…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Maccabi Australia (MAI) has announced the winners of the 2018 Nachum Buch Scholarships

Maccabi Australia (MAI) has announced the winners of the 2018 Nachum Buch Scholarships

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 3:42 pm

In its inaugural year, the Maccabi Australia Nachum Buch Scholarship recognises swimmers with the aim of assisting them on the path to achieving at the elite level. Read more

2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship

2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Cyclist Riley Hart has been declared the winner of the 2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship. Read more

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The Nationality Law brouhaha: The failing of Jewish national will?

The Nationality Law brouhaha: The failing of Jewish national will?

[A] nation is the culmination of a long past of endeavors, sacrifice, and devotion. … The nation is a soul, a spiritual principle. Two things … constitute this soul or spiritual principle. One is the possession in common of a rich legacy of memories; the other is present-day consent, the desire to live together, the will to perpetuate the value of the heritage that one has received. – Ernest Renan, “What is a Nation?” 1882. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

This week’s cartoon…immoral clarity. Read more

How does Judaism deal with adultery?

How does Judaism deal with adultery?

Ask the rabbi?  Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this and other questions. Read more

What do we expect from a Jewish state?

What do we expect from a Jewish state?

When the sun rose over Israel the day after a new basic law officially designating it as the “nation-state of the Jewish people,” the country was no different than it was the day before…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Aida…spectacular and phenomenal: an opera review by Victor Grynberg

Aida…spectacular and phenomenal: an opera review by Victor Grynberg

The reader may think this headline refers to the much-anticipated digital set for this new production of Verdi’s great opera by Opera Australia. Read more

On the other hand…

On the other hand…

Mourning for the destruction of Jewish independence and the Temples is now behind us. We have proven that we can overcome tragedies. Israel’s breathtaking achievements continue to amaze…reports Michael Kuttner. Read more

Nine days to reflect

Nine days to reflect

The nine days between Rosh Chodesh (New Month) of Av and Tisha B’Av, commemorating the destruction of both Temples and subsequent calamities is an ideal opportunity to reflect, remember and draw conclusions…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

France’s reputation is at stake again over the murder of Sarah Halimi

France’s reputation is at stake again over the murder of Sarah Halimi

For the second time in 20 years, France basked in the accomplishment of winning the World Cup with a team whose diverse backgrounds were as much a symbol of national unity as the creative brand of soccer they played. Read more

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Do you know any descendants of Auschwitz inmate Willy Brachmann?

Do you know any descendants of Auschwitz inmate Willy Brachmann?

Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Prof Anna Hajkova from the University of Warwick has been conducting research on  Willy Brachmann  born in Hamburg 1903 and who is credited with saving Jewish lives. She is keen to interview his grandchildren who are believed to live in Australia.

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A gift for the Gift of Life

A gift for the Gift of Life

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 1:44 pm

EndreyThe acclaimed director, Moira Blumenthal, has dedicated a performance of The Man in the Attic  to raise awareness about Gift of Life’s life-saving program. Read more

Women of Diversity Dinner 2018

Women of Diversity Dinner 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The Women of Diversity Dinner is Sydney’s premier event for women from diverse backgrounds. Read more

The Secret Singer

The Secret Singer

Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11:19 am

Multi-award-winning darlings of the Australian stage and screen, Genevieve Lemon and Kate Mannix star in the world premiere season of a joyful new musical play – based on a true story – by Joanna Weinberg (Goddess, Pandora’s Bag, Lifeforce, The Piano Diaries). Read more

Melton in Sydney – The Best of the Best

Melton in Sydney – The Best of the Best

Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 11:01 am

The Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in Sydney is going from strength to strength here in Sydney according to recently appointed Director, Hilary May Black.  Read more

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Carmel students visit the Negev

Carmel students visit the Negev

Every year, tenth grade students from the Carmel School in Perth embark on a Shorashim (‘roots’) journey in Israel.

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Scopus students bring music to cancer patients

Scopus students bring music to cancer patients

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College students has brought music to patients receiving treatment for cancer at Box Hill Hospital Read more

Carmel School utilises state of the art career guidance system

Carmel School utilises state of the art career guidance system

As an additional tool to assist Year 10 students with their subject selection,  Perth’s Carmel School has become one of only a handful of schools in Western Australia to utilise the innovative Morrisby Online system Read more

Mount Sinai College named Apple Distinguished School 2018-2020

Mount Sinai College named Apple Distinguished School 2018-2020

Sydney’s Mount Sinai College has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2020. Read more

Kornmehl pre-schoolers go bush

Kornmehl pre-schoolers go bush

Australian and international research shows that children are spending too much time indoors and in front of screens according to Sydney’s Emanuel School. Read more

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