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Nominate your Australian Human Rights Champion

Nominate your Australian Human Rights Champion

Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Australia is preparing to celebrate our human rights champions for 2017. Read more

Save Our Shule

Save Our Shule

Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 1:39 pm

An EMERGENCY MEETING is to be held at Sydney’s South Head Synagogue this evening to discuss the Shule’s finances and to explore ways to keep the Shule open. Read more

New firewall developed at BGU to protect android phones from hardware security threat

New firewall developed at BGU to protect android phones from hardware security threat

Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Cyber security researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have developed an innovative firewall program that adds a missing layer of security in the communication between Android cellphone components and the phone’s central processing unit. Read more

South Head to close its doors

South Head to close its doors

Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 3:50 am

Members of Sydney’s South Head Synagogue have been told to collect all their personal effects including Talliths and prayers books by noon tomorrow [Friday] when the administrators will shut down the building. Read more

Demographer states Jewish figures for 2016 census “implausible”

Demographer states Jewish figures for 2016 census “implausible”

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Demographer Dr David Graham has analysed the results for the 2016 Census for the JCA and has said figures for the current Jewish population in Australia are implausible.

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Gett forbidden by Australian constitution

Gett forbidden by Australian constitution

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm

An ultra-orthodox Jewish man has failed in the NSW Family Court to force his wife to grant him a Jewish divorce known as a gett. Read more

Claims Conference honoured

Claims Conference honoured

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The Israeli Knesset has honoured the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for contributions made to the Jewish State to support Holocaust survivors. Read more

Rabbi Milecki ready to mediate

Rabbi Milecki ready to mediate

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm

The Rabbinical Council of NSW is extremely concerned about the prospect of threatened closure of the South Head Synagogue in Sydney, the city’s second orthodox community.  Read more

Israeli actress Gal Gadot ranked most popular celebrity on social media

Israeli actress Gal Gadot ranked most popular celebrity on social media

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 9:22 am

Israeli actress and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot was ranked first on the latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors list. Read more

First rocket fired into Israel from Gaza since March

First rocket fired into Israel from Gaza since March

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 9:14 am

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) launched retaliatory airstrikes on two Hamas terror targets in Gaza yesterday [Tue], in response to the first rocket fired into Israeli territory since March. Read more

Western Wall: Jewish Agency takes action

Western Wall: Jewish Agency takes action

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 9:10 am

Following The Jewish Agency for Israel Board of Governors’ meetings in Jerusalem yesterday Chairman of the Executive Natan Sharansky briefed nearly 200 Jewish Agency shlichim(emissaries) posted around the world updating them on the recent developments  on the Government of Israel’s suspension of the Western Wall agreement and its approval of the conversion bill. Read more

Danby’s continues push for terrorist’s extradition

Danby’s continues push for terrorist’s extradition

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 8:46 am

Labor MP Michael Danby has placed a half page ad in The Australian today [Wednesday] calling on the Turnbull government to act on the extradition of a terrorist who murdered a 15-yr-old Australian girl in Jerusalem in 2001. Read more

 2017 B’nai Brith and JNF Game Changers – Jewish Youth & Young Adults Presentation

 2017 B’nai Brith and JNF Game Changers – Jewish Youth & Young Adults Presentation

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:24 pm

The 2017 Game Changers have been announced at a function at Sydney’s B’nai B’rith Centre. Read more

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International Jewish athletes ‘return’ to Jerusalem for 20th Maccabiah Games

International Jewish athletes ‘return’ to Jerusalem for 20th Maccabiah Games

Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

During the 20th Maccabiah Games next month, about 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will descend upon the Holy Land to join 2,500 Israeli athletes in the Olympic-style competition…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.0rg. Read more

Farewell to the NSW Maccabiah contingent…and 1997 remembered

Farewell to the NSW Maccabiah contingent…and 1997 remembered

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm

The countdown to the 2017 Maccabiah Games has really ramped up, with the first of three official farewells held for the 570-strong delegation held in Sydney on Sunday to farewell the New South Wales contingent. Read more

Bialik’s athletes meet the torch

Bialik’s athletes meet the torch

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm

The custodian of the Maccabiah Games Torch, Alida Lipton has presented the torch to some of Melbourne’s Bialik College athletes who will be travelling to Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games. Read more

Maccabiah swimmers bond in the pool

Maccabiah swimmers bond in the pool

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:17 pm

Fifty swimmers from around Australia came together for a long weekend of training, motivation and bonding in Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  Read more

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Settlements Are the Only Issue for 60 Minutes

Settlements Are the Only Issue for 60 Minutes

Way back in 2009, HonestReporting critiqued a particularly biased TV report by Liam Bartlett on Australian Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes. The program effectively advocated the Palestinian position on the issue of Jewish settlements and Bartlett made it obvious what his agenda was…writes Simon Plosker/Honest Reporting. Read more

South Head: a member writes

South Head: a member writes

South Heads crisis is affecting the entire Jewish community of Sydney…writes Bernice Charif.

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South Head: former president writes

South Head: former president writes

Rabbi Milecki’s viewpoint has been well publicised through his articles, various letters in the AJN, his letters to the community, his family’s Facebook pages, and their ‘testimonial’ website. Read more

Stressing the point

Stressing the point

More than 260 participants from 16 countries attended a two-day conference on post-traumatic stress (PTSD) in Jerusalem. Read more

Supreme Court will likely uphold most of travel ban

Supreme Court will likely uphold most of travel ban

The Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments in October regarding President Trump’s second travel ban, may not itself tell us much about the likely outcome of the case.  But the High Court’s decision to allow parts of the ban to go forward now – even before hearing the arguments—strongly suggests that there are a majority of Justices who will uphold the most important parts of the ban. Read more

Can a Jew be excommunicated?…ask the rabbi

Can a Jew be excommunicated?…ask the rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this and other questions. Read more

Feintooner: Abbas meets Kushner

Feintooner: Abbas meets Kushner

This week’s cartoon from Feintooner. Read more

Trump, Kushner, Greenblatt flirt with phantom Palestinian Authority

Trump, Kushner, Greenblatt flirt with phantom Palestinian Authority

President Trump has made a poor start in attempting to broker an end to the Jewish-Arab conflict by initially engaging with the “Palestinian Authority” – an entity that no longer legally exists…writes David Singer. Read more

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Show your funny side

Show your funny side

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 3:35 pm

2017 Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival (MJCF) expression of interest are now open till June 30 2017. Read more

Off the air…but only temporarily

Off the air…but only temporarily

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Melbourne’s Jewish radio J-AIR is to temporarily suspend its live broadcasting from the 5pm on Friday. Read more

The Israeli Film Festival in Wollongong’s special cause

The Israeli Film Festival in Wollongong’s special cause

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

From Wollongong, Chloe Saxby was diagnosed with Vanishing White Matter disease (VWM) a genetic, degenerative, terminal disease that affects mostly children, in 2012 when she was three and a half. Read more

New board for NCJWA NSW

New board for NCJWA NSW

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:58 am

The National Council for Jewish Women of Australia NSW branch has elected a new board at its AGM. Read more

Kids Circle to hold holiday camp at North Shore Temple Emanuel

Kids Circle to hold holiday camp at North Shore Temple Emanuel

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Sydney’s Kids Circle has lined up another attractive and varied School Holiday Program for July including visits from Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest, Le Cordon Bleu Qualified Chef and owner of Jon-Patrick Catering Company, Gene Cameron, and co-author of “A Fearsome Beast and a Dumpling Feast”, Yves Stening. Read more

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Cutting their hair for cancer

Cutting their hair for cancer

For the second year in a row, a group of students at Emanuel School gathered to cut at least 20cm of their hair to help beat cancer. Read more

Moriah students selected for entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

Moriah students selected for entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

Six Year 11 students at Sydney’s Moriah College have been selected as the inaugural recipients of a new scholarship comprising an all-expenses-paid week-long trip to Israel to showcase leading Israeli startups and entrepreneurs. Read more

Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 3 Registration Open

Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 3 Registration Open

The Zionist Federation of Australia has announced that registration for the third Melbourne cohort of the Diller Teen Fellowship is now open. Read more

Moriah launches entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

Moriah launches entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

Sydney’s Moriah College has announced a new scholarship to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation among Year 11 students. Successful applicants will be awarded an all-expenses paid week-long trip to Israel to showcase leading Israeli start-ups and entrepreneurs. Read more

Bialik student wins trip to Israel for My Family Story project

Bialik student wins trip to Israel for My Family Story project

For the seventh consecutive year, a Bialik College student has won a trip to Israel to be a part of the annual My Family Story ceremony and exhibition at Beit Hatsufot – “The Museum of the Jewish People”. Read more

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