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An Australian-first for business-savvy students

An Australian-first for business-savvy students

Monday, June 18, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Two Year 12 students from Sydney’s Moriah College have been selected to launch first entrepreneurship program of its kind in Australia. Read more

Beth Rivkah’s Spigler Family Wing officially opened

Beth Rivkah’s Spigler Family Wing officially opened

Monday, June 18, 2018 at 2:14 pm

The official opening of the new Beth Rivkah Primary building – The Spigler Family Wing – was an interactive delight of STEM demonstrations, coupled with a warm welcome to mark the occasion. Read more

NIF: ‘We can support Israel and work to end the occupation’

NIF: ‘We can support Israel and work to end the occupation’

Monday, June 18, 2018 at 1:46 pm

The New Israel Fund (NIF) Australia hosted the successful Melbourne and Sydney book launches of ​Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation​ last week. Read more

ZFNZ critical of NZ’s stance on Israel

ZFNZ critical of NZ’s stance on Israel

Monday, June 18, 2018 at 12:21 pm

The Zionist Federation of New Zealand has issued a statement saying New Zealand believes that Israel should allow Israelis be killed proportionately to satisfy the international community. Read more

Students politically incorrect party “indefensible”

Students politically incorrect party “indefensible”

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 1:07 pm

Jewish community leaders have slammed post-exam partygoers who used a politically incorrect theme to dress us members of Klu Klux clan, Holocaust victims, a black-face person and a moustached Nazi in uniform. Read more

US threatens to withdraw from UN Human Rights Council over anti-Israel bias

US threatens to withdraw from UN Human Rights Council over anti-Israel bias

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

The United States is close to withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Council after talks to reform the Council have failed to meet Washington’s demands. Read more

3 Australian innovators selected to attend prestigious global summit in Jerusalem

3 Australian innovators selected to attend prestigious global summit in Jerusalem

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6:40 pm

Melbourne natives Dean Cohen, Eyal Halamish and Bradley Smorgon have been selected to join over 150 of the Jewish world’s leading young innovators from 29 countries who will convene in Jerusalem this month to connect with other change makers, gain new skills, and find renewed inspiration at the 2018 ROI Summit. Read more

JCCV introduces politicians to Jewish Melbourne

JCCV introduces politicians to Jewish Melbourne

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 12:32 pm

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has organised and hosted the seventh Politicians Jewish Immersion Day for politicians, candidates and political advisers.  Read more

Top Israeli human rights lawyer heading Down Under for UIA events

Top Israeli human rights lawyer heading Down Under for UIA events

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Israeli human rights lawyer, Gadi Ezra will be visiting Australia later this month as a guest of the United Israel Appeal in NSW and Victoria. Read more

Kids in embattled Israeli city of Sderot take time to show kites can elicit fun, not fear

Kids in embattled Israeli city of Sderot take time to show kites can elicit fun, not fear

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:31 am

In a show of hope and defiance in the face of the hundreds of “terror kites” and flaming helium balloons launched into southern Israel by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza, the children of the southern town of Sderot gathered to make colorful kites and fly them for an afternoon of enjoyment. 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

World Jewish Congress: Gaza resolution proves UN held hostage by anti-Israel elements

World Jewish Congress: Gaza resolution proves UN held hostage by anti-Israel elements

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:10 am

The World Jewish Congress has denounced the United Nations General Assembly’s approval of a disproportionate and biased resolution condemning Israel over alleged excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, which passed 120 countries in favor, 8 against, and 45 abstaining. Read more

Hamas threatens Israel with thousands of burning kites

Hamas threatens Israel with thousands of burning kites

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 6:52 am

Hamas warned that it would dispatch some 5,000 burning kites into Israel from the Gaza Strip to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

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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

People of the Boot: the triumphs and tragedies of Australian Jews in Sport…a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

People of the Boot: the triumphs and tragedies of Australian Jews in Sport…a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 6:27 pm

‘People of the Boot’ is a neat pun as the title of a book about Australian Jews’ contribution to their country’s – and international – sporting life. Read more

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Feintooner

Feintooner

This week’s cartoon:  Chain Reaction. Read more

Is religion one of the world’s problems?…ask the rabbi

Is religion one of the world’s problems?…ask the rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious congregation. and now lives in Jerusalem. He proffers his answer… Read more

Trump, Kim and the ‘good citizen’

Trump, Kim and the ‘good citizen’

One of the many memorable scenes in “The Lives of Others”—an exemplary German movie whose plot centers on the Stasi secret police in the late, unlamented German Democratic Republic—involves the indiscreet telling of a joke about Erich Honecker, the Soviet puppet who served as the GDR’s head of state…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

Anti-Semitism at the United Nations can’t go ignored

Anti-Semitism at the United Nations can’t go ignored

It was just another day at the office for U.N. officials. As it has done innumerable times in the last 50 years, on June 12, the General Assembly devoted an entire day of debate, procedural wrangling and voting to an effort to condemn Israel. As was the case with almost every previous effort of this kind, it succeeded…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

The fight against terror demands an innovative involvement to ensure that Israel is always at least a few steps ahead of those who wish to harm us… writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

PLO rejects Trump lifeline on negotiations with Israel

PLO rejects Trump lifeline on negotiations with Israel

President Trump – still mulling over the release of his ultimate peace deal to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict – has seen the swift rejection of the call by Jason D. Greenblatt – Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations – to have Dr Saeb Erekat replaced as chief negotiator for the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in future negotiations with Israel…writes David Singer. Read more

Heads turn away when it comes to the Islamisation of Europe

Heads turn away when it comes to the Islamisation of Europe

Once again, Hezbollah flags flew in London last weekend at the Iran-supporting “Al Quds” march in Britain’s capital city…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Gaza scams continue aided and abetted by UN

Gaza scams continue aided and abetted by UN

One of the longest running fraudulent schemes in recent times must surely be the continuing international funding of the terrorist entity known as Gaza…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

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JCCV helps community organisations develop fundraising skills 

JCCV helps community organisations develop fundraising skills 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 1:09 pm

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has hosted a half day seminar on grants and fundraising for Jewish community organisations today, with 42 Executive Directors, Rabbonim and professional staff from 20 different community organisations participating.   Read more

Looking for Leah

Looking for Leah

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:19 am

Global Law is trying to locate a mailing address for the family of Leah Aharon formerly of Byron Bay NSW, who had emigrated to Israel. Read more

Dave Sharma speaks at NSTE AGM

Dave Sharma speaks at NSTE AGM

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Dave Sharma, director and Principal at Kelly+Partners and former Australian Ambassador to Israel was the guest speaker at Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel recently held its 58th Annual General Meeting. Read more

Laya – Local Hero

Laya – Local Hero

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Rebbetzin Laya Slavin has been award this year’s Local Hero by Sydney’s Waverley Council. Read more

Calling all artists

Calling all artists

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10:34 am

For the fifth year, Asylum Arts will be bringing together Jewish artists from all over the world for our International Jewish Artist Retreat, a four-day retreat of learning, community building, and professional development. Read more

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An Australian-first for business-savvy students

An Australian-first for business-savvy students

Two Year 12 students from Sydney’s Moriah College have been selected to launch first entrepreneurship program of its kind in Australia. Read more

Promoting youth movements

Promoting youth movements

Australasian Zionist Youth Council is the roof body for the seven Zionist youth movements operating in Australia and New Zealand and within pluralist movements in Adelaide and Canberra. Read more

Moriah students selected for Naase: Scholars in Entrepreneurship Scholarship to Israel

Moriah students selected for Naase: Scholars in Entrepreneurship Scholarship to Israel

Moriah College has announced that five Year 11 students have been selected as the 2018 Naase Scholars in Entrepreneurship recipients. Read more

Morris Gleitzman talks at Mount Scopus

Morris Gleitzman talks at Mount Scopus

Renowned children’s author Morris Gleitzman spoke to Mount Scopus College Years 6 and 7 students as part of the Melbourne Jewish Book Week Schools’ Program.

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Two Aussie students meet Bibi

Two Aussie students meet Bibi

Two Australian high school students have had the experience of a lifetime after competing in the International Bible Quiz live on Israeli TV on Yom Ha’atzmaut, and meeting Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

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