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Maccabi Australia announces national awards

Maccabi Australia announces national awards

Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:19 pm

The winners of State awards for sporting prowess within the Australian Jewish community qualify for the national awards…and they have been announced today. Read more

Palestinian-Israeli soccer school

Palestinian-Israeli soccer school

Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres, will kick off the Peres Center for Peace’s annual “Twinned Peace Soccer Schools” program tomorrow at Kibbutz Dorot in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.  Read more

“Protective Edge not Over”…Yair Lapid

“Protective Edge not Over”…Yair Lapid

Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Israel’s Finance Minister and Security Cabinet Member Yair Lapid has told an international media press conference that  Operation Protective Edge is not over. Read more

Adelaide support for Israel

Adelaide support for Israel

Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Sixty supporters of Israel have held a rally on the steps of the South Australian parliament is support of Israel. Read more

Carr adds his voice

Carr adds his voice

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Last weekend’s Queensland Australia Labor Party Conference joined that of NSW in supporting recognition of Palestine…a move welcomed by former Foreign Minister Bob Carr. Read more

Victorian government funds community safety improvements

Victorian government funds community safety improvements

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Victorian Minister for Crime Prevention Edward O’Donohue has announced that the Beth Weizmann Community Centre in Melbourne will receive $10,000 for a new crime prevention project that will support a safer community. Read more

Farewell to a grand dame

Farewell to a grand dame

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 3:03 pm

There was laughter and there were a few tears when the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies hosted a communal function at the Sydney Jewish Museum to honour and farewell Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir, AD, CVO, who will step down from her role as Governor of New South Wales on October 1st. Read more

Operation Protective Edge: Netanyahu’s analysis

Operation Protective Edge: Netanyahu’s analysis

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared Operation Protective Edge “a major military achievement”. Read more

Labor welcomes ceasefire

Labor welcomes ceasefire

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Australia’s opposition Labor party has warmly welcomed the long-term ceasefire in Israel and Gaza. Read more

Minding the media

Minding the media

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Arnold Roth’s daughter was killed in the suicide bombing attack on a Jerusalem restaurant in 2001. He has addressed a lunch in his native Melbourne. Read more

Dismay at flyers distributed in Sydney

Dismay at flyers distributed in Sydney

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Homes in the Sydney suburbs of Double Bay and Bondi have been targeted in a campaign to spread racial hatred against Jews. Read more

Rights for the elderly

Rights for the elderly

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3:03 pm

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Rights and Responsibilities of Elderly People Forum has been held in Melbourne. Read more

Waks quits Tzedek

Waks quits Tzedek

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Manny Waks, the founder of child sexual abuse advocacy group Tzedek will leave the organisation in November. Read more

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The Music of the Elastic Band…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

The Music of the Elastic Band…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

Thresholds are interesting phenomena. They are tipping points, transformative moments, when realities swap their identities making humans laugh, cry or stare in awe and amazement. Read more

Ask the rabbi…Rabbi Raymond Apple answers

Ask the rabbi…Rabbi Raymond Apple answers

DO ENDS JUSTIFY MEANS

Q. Do the ends justify the means? Read more

Looking back or moving forward…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

Looking back or moving forward…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

Yesterday  you discussed the current month  “Elul” – the month of preparation for the New Year. You described it as an opportunity to take stock and strongly reflect on the past year, identify and analyze areas of weakness, and resolve to improve our performance in the coming year.

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Palestine – Unearthing Past Remains Key To Resolving Future…writes David Singer

Palestine – Unearthing Past Remains Key To Resolving Future…writes David Singer

The cease fire agreement ending hostilities in the Fifty Day War between Israel and Hamas marks yet another milestone attesting to the failure of Jews and Arabs to peacefully resolve their claims to sovereignty and self-determination in the territory once called “Palestine”. Read more

The anatomy of a cease-fire…writes Dmitriy Shapiro

The anatomy of a cease-fire…writes Dmitriy Shapiro

After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. Read more

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Sep-03   1:35am   SBS2-TV:   Movie – The Flood

Sep-03 1:35am SBS2-TV: Movie – The Flood

Cruelly bullied at school and in the middle of his parent‟s separation, Yoni gets a shock when his autistic older brother Tomer returns home. Read more

Sep-09   Melbourne:   Meet the head of the Jordanian Red Crescent

Sep-09 Melbourne: Meet the head of the Jordanian Red Crescent

Uri Shacham, head of Israel;s Magen David Adom will join Dr Mohammed Al-Hadid president of the Jordanian Red Crescent in a public forum. Read more

Sep-16   1:20am   SBS1-TV:   Movie: The Seven Days

Sep-16 1:20am SBS1-TV: Movie: The Seven Days

When an Uncle dies, his large Jewish family gathers inside his widow’s house for a week of recriminations and reopened wounds as they observe Shiva, the requisite seven days of mourning. Read more

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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

Descendants inherit the stories

Descendants inherit the stories

Young descendants of Holocaust survivors  participated in an evening of poetry and story-telling. Read more

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Students at Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College have the soldiers of the IDF firmly in their hearts and minds. Read more

Lostkeyz Finds the Time to Rhyme

Lostkeyz Finds the Time to Rhyme

Doron Losky, who is better known by his stage name, Lostkeyz is a 17-year-old rapper and a Year 12 student at Emanuel School in Sydney. Read more

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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

Sydney Jewish Choir performs at festival

Sydney Jewish Choir performs at festival

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm

The Sydney Jewish Choral Society (SJCS) has performed at the Blackheath Choir Festival in the Blue Mountains. Read more

Soccer tragics kick a goal against epilepsy

Soccer tragics kick a goal against epilepsy

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm

A slew of soccer stars, ex-Socceroos and other football legends will join forces with communal identities in a unique celebrity ‘fun-raiser’ to aid Epilepsy Action Australia. It’s the Sydney Celebrity Football Charity Challenge. Read more

Rami Bar-Niv in New Zealand

Rami Bar-Niv in New Zealand

Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 7:31 am

Internationally acclaimed Israeli concert pianist, Rami Bar-Niv, is to perform in concert at Rotorua’s Civic Theatre on 19 August. Read more

Ambos at Our Big Kitchen

Ambos at Our Big Kitchen

Monday, August 4, 2014 at 4:27 am

About fifty ambulance officers joined thirty members of the community combined at Our Big Kitchen (OBK) last week to cook for the homeless. Read more

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