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2,500 uplifted at the Sydney Challah Bake

2,500 uplifted at the Sydney Challah Bake

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:15 pm

More than 2,500 women baked their Shabbat challahs to launch Sydney’s Shabbat Project bringing together Jews across the entire religious spectrum and reconnecting many who had been unaffiliated. Read more

Waiting for December

Waiting for December

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

The 2014 Walkley Awards have shortlisted “Code of Silence” in their documentary category. Read more

Netanyahu sends condolences

Netanyahu sends condolences

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sent condolences to the family of 3-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun murdered in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem and met the policeman who killed the perpetrator.  Read more

The first Challah Bake – Perth kickstarts the world

The first Challah Bake – Perth kickstarts the world

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:57 am

All over the world, women will be baking challah for the world-wide Shabbat Project.  Perth has kicked off the project! Read more

Improving the connection

Improving the connection

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:21 pm

The Zionist Federation of Australia has expanded its initiatives to engage the Russian Speaking Jewish community (RSJC) with Israel, Zionism and Jewish identity. Read more

The man who chronicled Sydney Jewish life

The man who chronicled Sydney Jewish life

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Former NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell MP, has joined communal identities in paying tribute to the commitment and contribution of veteran Sydney Jewish community photographer, George Denes, who has passed away aged 82 years. Read more

The Shabbat Project Unveiled

The Shabbat Project Unveiled

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm

J-Wire, in conjunction with The Shtick presents two videos telling the story of this weekend’s Shabbat Project which will be embraced this year in over 350 cities throughout the world. Read more

Age is no bar to excellence

Age is no bar to excellence

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Following 10 years’ work and 200,000 words, a Holocaust survivor’s unfinished PhD thesis has been recognised by an Adelaide university. Read more

Aussies and Israelis gain mutual holiday visas

Aussies and Israelis gain mutual holiday visas

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Australia’s work and holiday visa programme has an exciting new addition, with the signing of an arrangement with Israel to allow young people from both countries a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience each other’s culture. Read more

Gough Whitlam – a personal memory

Gough Whitlam – a personal memory

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Federal Labor MP Michael Danby talks of his memories of Gough Whitlam, Australia’s 21st Prime Minister who passed away this week at the age of 98… Read more

Gough Whitlam 1916-2014

Gough Whitlam 1916-2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Gough Whitlam, Labor Prime Minister of Australia between 1972 and 1975 and Leader of the Opposition between 1967 and 1977 has died at the age of 98. Read more

New award for Holocaust stories

New award for Holocaust stories

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11:32 am

The inaugural Rosalind Sharbanee Meyer Writers Award was won by Dr Ross Halpin for his book The Essence of Survival, How Jewish Doctors Survived Auschwitz. Read more

Denial is the Name of the Game…writes Michael Kuttner

Denial is the Name of the Game…writes Michael Kuttner

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 10:52 am

It should be obvious by now to even the most obtuse that those who continue to ignore the genocidal intentions of the people with whom we are urged to make a fake peace, will never be persuaded by any logical proof to the contrary. Read more

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Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Divorce is painful for all participants. Obtaining a gett, a Jewish divorce, is a confronting procedure, particularly for a woman. Read more

British vote epitomizes ignorance, opportunism and malice

British vote epitomizes ignorance, opportunism and malice

The British parliamentary resolution that called for the immediate and unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state, endorsed by an overwhelming majority of 274 to 12, was an unprecedentedly aggressive act…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Skirt-fronting Putin Can Help Eradicate Islamic State Crisis…writes David Singer

Skirt-fronting Putin Can Help Eradicate Islamic State Crisis…writes David Singer

The possibility of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott shirt-fronting Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Brisbane next month over the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 in Ukrainian sovereign territory with the loss of all on board – including 38 Australians – has receded following Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s 25 minute meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the Asian Europe Summit held in Milan this week. Read more

Art meets Greed

Art meets Greed

So what is art anyway?…asks Rabbi Laibl Wolf. Read more

Diaspora Jews a soft target…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

Diaspora Jews a soft target…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

Next week, the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” opens in New York. Read more

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Oct-25   1:00pm   SBS1-TV:   Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler

Oct-25 1:00pm SBS1-TV: Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler

Long before Nigel Kennedy and Lang Lang, Jascha Heifetz was the original classical superstar. Read more

Nov-02   Sydney:   Dahlia Dior does Piaf

Nov-02 Sydney: Dahlia Dior does Piaf

Piaf! Amour! Chansons!  Dahlia Dior with international virtuoso accordionists at Camelot Read more

Nov-2   8:30pm   ABC2-TV:   The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Nov-2 8:30pm ABC2-TV: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

As a teenager, Aaron Swartz was a computer-programming prodigy with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Read more

Nov-03   3:55am   SBS1-TV:   Surviving Hitler: A Love Story

Nov-03 3:55am SBS1-TV: Surviving Hitler: A Love Story

As a teenager in Nazi Germany, Jutta was shocked to discover she was Jewish. Read more

Nov-06 & Nov-07   Sydney:    Movie with Q&A

Nov-06 & Nov-07 Sydney: Movie with Q&A

Encounters at Shalom joins with the Jewish International Film Festival in showing The Green Prince Read more

Nov-07 to Nov-09   Melbourne:   A social weekend

Nov-07 to Nov-09 Melbourne: A social weekend

An opportunity for Jewish singles 34 and over to make new friends from all over Australia…put down your Facebook and meet the real thing! Read more

Nov-09   10:30pm   SBS1-TV:   The Gatekeepers

Nov-09 10:30pm SBS1-TV: The Gatekeepers

 In this 2012 documentary, six former heads of Israel’s internal secret service agency exclusively reflect on their successes and failures to maintain security, providing a timely perspective on the recent in the Gaza Strip.

These six men individually and as a group have come to reconsider their hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach toward their enemies based on a two-state solution. Ever since the Six Day War, however, the internal security force known as the Shin Bet has come to dominate the discussion among Israel‘s policy makers. This documentary tells the story of the Shin Bet, perhaps the most active and certainly the most secretive of Israel‘s security forces, and through a series of candid interviews, it tells it from the perspectives of its leaders who, more than anyone, received the trust of the country‘s political elites. (From the US, in Hebrew) (Documentary) (2012) (Rpt) M(A,V) CC

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Nov-11   6:00pm   SBS1-TV:   Food Safari – Jewish

Nov-11 6:00pm SBS1-TV: Food Safari – Jewish

In the final episode, Maeve O’Meara explores the delicious and complex world of Jewish food – full of age-old traditions and customs. Read more

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Middle East ambassador

Middle East ambassador

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s Alia Huberman has been selected as one of 10 students nationally to represent Australia as a Middle East Youth Ambassador. Read more

BJE Weekend Escape and Adventure

BJE Weekend Escape and Adventure

Sydney’s Board of Jewish Education has recently hosted a Weekend escape camp. Read more

Bible quiz winner

Bible quiz winner

Chaya Leah Kaltmann, a student at Leibler Yavneh College, has won the Victorian state finals of the 2014 Youth Bible Quiz. Read more

BJE entertains students from Israel

BJE entertains students from Israel

BJE students who participated in the Emet Israel program in 2013 recently hosted a dinner for the students from the Arava region.  Read more

New head of primary for Emanuel

New head of primary for Emanuel

Emanuel School’s new Head of Primary, Natanya Milner, is no stranger to the School or its students. Read more

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Eponymous award

Eponymous award

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:54 am

Dr Peter Schiff has presented the 15th annual Peter Schiff Award to Associate Professor Mark Dean, senior staff specialist at Gosford Hospital in NSW. Read more

Café Monte Coffee Wins Bronze Award

Café Monte Coffee Wins Bronze Award

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm

At the Annual Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition, Montefiore’s Café Monte blend won a Bronze medal out of 1500 entries in the ’Milk Based (Latte)’ category.  Read more

Awards Honour Best of the Best at Jewish Care

Awards Honour Best of the Best at Jewish Care

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:51 am

Two upstanding community members have been honoured at Melbourne’s Jewish Care’s 2014 Staff and Volunteer Service and Excellence Awards. Read more

Cooking up a community

Cooking up a community

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm

A LifeSkills Cooking Program for adults living with disability has done more than teach skills; it has helped to bring together a community. Read more

Change at the top for the NCJWA in Melbourne

Change at the top for the NCJWA in Melbourne

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Shirley Glance has been elected unopposed president of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia  (Vic) . Read more

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