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25th anniversary of Clean-up Australia Day

25th anniversary of Clean-up Australia Day

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:50 pm

In 2014 more than 572,406 volunteers removed an estimated 15,708 tonnes of rubbish from 7,140 sites across Australia, including members of the Jewish community. Read more

The price of security

The price of security

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Two Israeli soldiers were killed on the country’s northern borders this week. President Rivlin has visited their families. Read more

Israeli university offering conflict resolution courses in English

Israeli university offering conflict resolution courses in English

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Bar-Ilan University is to  launch Israel’s first academic international summer certificate program, taught entirely in English, in the field of conflict resolution.  Read more

Kiwi educators at Yad Vashem

Kiwi educators at Yad Vashem

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6:15 pm

A group of twenty New Zealand high school teachers and educators have been attending a course on Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

Australia Day Awards 2015

Australia Day Awards 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm

As normally happens, we missed someone in our Australia Day Honours List – Marcia Hatfield of Sydney received an OAM and has been added top the republished list. Mazel Tov and our apologies Marcia. Read more

ZFA expresses concern

ZFA expresses concern

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:04 am

The Zionist Federation of Australia has raised concern about recent incidents on Israel’s northern border resulting in the loss of lives. Read more

Holocaust anniversary acknowledged by Aboriginal community

Holocaust anniversary acknowledged by Aboriginal community

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:26 pm

The Aboriginal Medical Service in Sydney’s Redfern has acknowledged the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Jews from the Auschwitz death camp. Read more

The Holocaust remembered in New Zealand’s capital.

The Holocaust remembered in New Zealand’s capital.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:25 am

Due to the significance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the commemoration of United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day was more extensive in New Zealand this year. Read more

President Rivlin addresses United Nations

President Rivlin addresses United Nations

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:17 am

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York…and tells its members “never again”. Read more

Rabbis respond to Fairfax quotes

Rabbis respond to Fairfax quotes

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:02 pm

The Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia (ORA) is deeply concerned about comments attributed to criminal lawyer Alex Lewenberg which have appeared in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. Read more

Josh Frydenberg at Auschwitz

Josh Frydenberg at Auschwitz

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Among the world dignitaries attending the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was Australian Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Read more

Major Israeli honour for former NSW Governor

Major Israeli honour for former NSW Governor

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 4:34 pm

The Technion in Israel is to award a Doctor Honoris Causa, the Technion’s highest recognition for scientific and humanitarian contribution to former NSW Governor, Professor Dame Marie Bashir Read more

Sydney remembers Auschwitz

Sydney remembers Auschwitz

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Around 350 members of the community including diplomats from many countries, gathered at the Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM) to commemorate 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

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Features and Articles

Here we go again!…writes Michael Kuttner

Here we go again!…writes Michael Kuttner

The year has launched off with a flying start of outrageous terror, political hypocrisy and ramped up rhetoric. Read more

Getting anti-Semitism wrong at the United Nations…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

Getting anti-Semitism wrong at the United Nations…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

You have to hand it to the United Nations, I guess. It’s hard to think of another body that would organise a special meeting on the subject of rising anti-Semitism with anti-Semites not just in attendance, but making speeches as well. Read more

Should Netanyahu address Congress?…asks Isi Leibler

Should Netanyahu address Congress?…asks Isi Leibler

Presumably, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weighed his options carefully before accepting U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address the joint session of Congress. Read more

Never Again?…writes Emily Gian

Never Again?…writes Emily Gian

All four of my grandparents were Holocaust survivors. I heard snippets of their stories my whole life but it was always difficult for me to truly imagine how it all began, how it continued, and how it became the greatest human tragedy of all time. Read more

When Heimish Doesn’t Mean Amish!…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

When Heimish Doesn’t Mean Amish!…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

I am sitting in the 23rd floor lounge of the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco looking out onto the bay watching a string of bulky container ships making their slow motion to port.

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Bucking stereotypes, Egypt’s El-Sisi fights terrorism and seeks ‘revolution’ in Islam

Bucking stereotypes, Egypt’s El-Sisi fights terrorism and seeks ‘revolution’ in Islam

As the world continues to grapple with a new wave of Islamic extremism, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has emerged as an unlikely Middle East leader willing to confront terrorism both militarily and ideologically. Read more

After king’s death, status quo expected for Saudi relations with Iran and Israel

After king’s death, status quo expected for Saudi relations with Iran and Israel

The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Thursday shouldn’t change how the Gulf nation treats its relations with Iran and Israel, experts say. Read more

My mother and other catastrophes

My mother and other catastrophes

An all-star cast features in a new Australian black comedy about four generations of formidable Jewish women. Read more

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Jan-21   1:35am   SBS1-TV:   Prisoner of War – Three episodes

Jan-21 1:35am SBS1-TV: Prisoner of War – Three episodes

Three episodes of this popular award-winning Israeli series Read more

Jan-22   1:05am   SBS1-TV:   Four episodes of Prisoners of War

Jan-22 1:05am SBS1-TV: Four episodes of Prisoners of War

Four more episodes screened in a row of this popular Israeli series… Read more

Jan-22 and Jan-23   11:55pm   SBS1TV:   Prisoners of War

Jan-22 and Jan-23 11:55pm SBS1TV: Prisoners of War

The series continues Read more

Dec-10 for one year – Sydney:  Signs of Life

Dec-10 for one year – Sydney: Signs of Life

The Sydney Jewish Museum presents its collection of Family letters and postcards of the Holocaust

Feb-03   1:15am   SBS1-TV:   Prisoners Of War – Goodbye, Sweetie

Feb-03 1:15am SBS1-TV: Prisoners Of War – Goodbye, Sweetie

The second series of this gripping Israeli drama picks up with Jamal’s death and the release of the terrorist Abdullah Bin-Rashid, which undermines the position of Yussuf in the Children of the Jihad organization. Read more

Feb-04   1:40am   SBS1-TV:   Prisoners Of War – Happy Birthday [Three episodes]

Feb-04 1:40am SBS1-TV: Prisoners Of War – Happy Birthday [Three episodes]

Talia has a break down while Nimrode is out partying. Read more

Feb-05   12:00am   SBS1-TV:   Prisoners of War [Five episodes]

Feb-05 12:00am SBS1-TV: Prisoners of War [Five episodes]

Platoon Secretary – Iris and Haim discover new details in the investigation tying Amiel, Atar Shorer and Dr. Ze’ev Kaplan together. Read more

Jan-05   3:30pm   SBS1-TV:   Jerusalem: The Making Of A Holy City

Jan-05 3:30pm SBS1-TV: Jerusalem: The Making Of A Holy City

Wellspring of Holiness – Author and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore presents a fascinating three-part series on Jerusalem: the shrine of three faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the most fought over city in history. Read more

Feb-05   11:55pm   SBS1-TV:   Prisoners Of War – The Notebook

Feb-05 11:55pm SBS1-TV: Prisoners Of War – The Notebook

Haim tries to extract more details on Operation Judas from Ze’ev, and together they work on cracking the code that Atar and Jamal used to communicate with each other. Read more

Feb-06   1:50am   SBS2-TV:   Prisoners Of War – three episodes

Feb-06 1:50am SBS2-TV: Prisoners Of War – three episodes

The Kidnapping – The soldier’s kidnapping affects everybody. Read more

Feb-11   Sydney:   Service and cocktail party marking the start of the new law term

Feb-11 Sydney: Service and cocktail party marking the start of the new law term

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue will hold its annual service and cocktail party marking the opening of the 2015 Law Term .

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Maccabi meets Montefiore

Maccabi meets Montefiore

Participants in Maccabi’s Junior Carnival from across Australia converged at Jewish Care recently to participate in Maccabi-Jewish Care Community Day. Read more

The good oil

The good oil

The traditional art of olive making has been taught to young primary school children as they learn more about Chanukah. Read more

BJE Boys lay tefillin at the Kotel

BJE Boys lay tefillin at the Kotel

NSW Board of Jewish Education boys on a visit to Israel at the Kotel. Read more

Bible quiz winner fifth in her family to score

Bible quiz winner fifth in her family to score

The Zionist Federation of Australia’s  Federal Bible Quiz took place took place recently in Melbourne with the winner joining three siblings who have won  the prize and a fourth who was runner-up. Read more

Sydney student to represent Australia in the Hague

Sydney student to represent Australia in the Hague

For Emanuel School student, Daniel Hellig-Smith, rubbing shoulders with diplomats and policy makers will soon be par for the course.  Read more

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B’nai B’rith in the running for Glen Eira award

B’nai B’rith in the running for Glen Eira award

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:05 am

B’nai B’rith Victoria has been selected as one of two finalists in the Glen Eira Community Group of the Year Award 2015.  Read more

Effective Relationship Program

Effective Relationship Program

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6:48 am

The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia Victorian Section is offering a nine session program to support single Jewish women improve their intimate relationships. Read more

NCJWA Caring Mums expands seeks volunteers.

NCJWA Caring Mums expands seeks volunteers.

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 5:25 am

Melbourne’s Caring Mums program run by the NCJWA is expanding its activities to the city’s northern suburbs. Read more

New Board for JewishCare

New Board for JewishCare

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:02 am

Sydney’s JewishCare has elected a new Board at its AGM. Read more

Gifted teacher

Gifted teacher

Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 10:55 am

Rachelle Lever recently attended a Special Religious Education Celebration event held at Parliament House in Sydney, where she was one of 12 recipients of an award recognising their outstanding contribution for excellence, innovation and creativity in the way they deliver SRE to their students.  Read more

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