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Toronto becomes first city in new Jewish service initiative

Toronto becomes first city in new Jewish service initiative

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 12:35 pm

Former rabbi of Sydney’s Morial College Rabbi Benji Levy, CEO of Mosaic United, a partnership between the State of Israel and the global Jewish community, recently met with leaders at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto to formalize the Jewish community’s commitment of $1 million to the “Shalom Corps” Jewish service initiative. Read more

Courage to Care visits Darwin

Courage to Care visits Darwin

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 11:43 am

Students of Taminmin College in Humpty Doo, Darwin were the fortunate beneficiaries of an unexpected visit by a B’nai B’rith Courage to Care Victoria program team. Read more

Is anti-Semitism becoming mainstream? Experts see alarming trend in media, campus and public life

Is anti-Semitism becoming mainstream? Experts see alarming trend in media, campus and public life

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

Moderating a panel in Jerusalem this week titled “The Mainstreaming of Anti-Semitism: The Media, BDS and Celebrated Bigotry,” David Hazony, executive director of the Israel Innovation Fund, analyzed the issue right off the bat: “What you are seeing on [North American college] campuses is only a thin slice of the anti-Semitic beast that has emerged in our public life around the world in the last six months, in the last year.” Read more

Sydney’s last Sugihara visa recipient in conversation

Sydney’s last Sugihara visa recipient in conversation

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 7:57 pm

Marcel Weyland, the last living recipient of a ‘Sugihara visa’ living in Sydney, will appear in conversation with Holocaust expert Professor Konrad Kwiet at Limmud Oz. Read more

In British Parliament, IDF reservists share human-rights abuses by Palestinians

In British Parliament, IDF reservists share human-rights abuses by Palestinians

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 4:39 pm

Some 20 British legislators and 50 guests packed a hall in the British Parliament this week to hear, for the first time, Israel Defence Forces’ reservists speak about the terrorism and rampant human-rights abuses Palestinians perpetuate on their own citizens that they had witnessed in Judea and Samaria. Read more

Gaza rocket hits yeshivah in Sderot in second attack of day

Gaza rocket hits yeshivah in Sderot in second attack of day

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 4:35 pm

A rocket launched by Hamas in Gaza struck a building in the southern Israeli town of Sderot late on Thursday, causing damage but no injuries. Read more

Pompeo: Iran is responsible for attacking oil tankers in Gulf

Pompeo: Iran is responsible for attacking oil tankers in Gulf

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 4:20 pm

Two tankers—one carrying oil and the other transferring a freight of methanol—in the Gulf of Oman near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were attacked on Thursday, less than a month after Iran was blamed for attacking four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Read more

The Jewish community came here with the First Fleet. They are embedded in our DNA as a community.

The Jewish community came here with the First Fleet. They are embedded in our DNA as a community.

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 3:10 pm

Gabrielle Upton, the NSW Liberal MP for the Vaucluse electorate, home to the majority of Easter Suburbs Jewish community in Sydney, has spoken in parliament about anti-semitic attacks which took place recently within the electorate. Read more

From Prisoner of Zion to Guardian of Zion

From Prisoner of Zion to Guardian of Zion

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Former Prisoner of Zion Anatoly (Natan) Sharansky has become a Guardian of Zion. Read more

Jo Silver appointed Stand Up CEO

Jo Silver appointed Stand Up CEO

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 4:18 pm

Stand Up’s Board has welcomed Jo Silver, as its newly appointed CEO. Read more

Courage to Care exhibition at Surfers Paradise

Courage to Care exhibition at Surfers Paradise

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

The Gold Coast Courage to Care Exhibition launch was held in the Katranski Community Hall at Surfers Paradise earlier this month. Read more

Israeli Jewish divorces up by 5% in 2018, with an 86% increase in one city

Israeli Jewish divorces up by 5% in 2018, with an 86% increase in one city

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:25 pm

According to statistics issued by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, the divorce rate among Israeli Jews rose by 5% in 2018, while soaring by 86% in one city. Read more

Labor’s Avi Gabbay steps down as leader, announces retirement from politics

Labor’s Avi Gabbay steps down as leader, announces retirement from politics

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:18 pm

The head of Israel’s Labor Party, Avi Gabbay, announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down as party leader and will retire from politics ahead of the September elections. Read more

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Maccabi NSW honours its stars

Maccabi NSW honours its stars

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 12:22 pm

Maccabi has held its annual Jewish Sports Awards to recognise great sporting achievements for the calendar year 2018. Read more

Malaysia stripped of Para Swimming Championships

Malaysia stripped of Para Swimming Championships

Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:34 am

Malaysia has been stripped of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championship following failing to guarantee Israeli Para swimmers’ participation. Read more

Hamas, Pro-Palestinian orgs side with Malaysia’s boycott of Israeli para-swimmers

Hamas, Pro-Palestinian orgs side with Malaysia’s boycott of Israeli para-swimmers

Monday, January 14, 2019 at 4:53 pm

The Malaysian government announced last week that it would deny Israeli para-swimmers visas for the 2019 World Para Swimmers (WPS) Championship slated to take place in Kuching in July, prompting the International Paralympic Committee to intervene. Read more

Paddling her canoe

Paddling her canoe

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Paddler Jessica Fox has won the national 2018 AIS Sport Performance Female Athlete of the Year Award…and her mother was named coach of the year. Read more

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China or the United States? Israel needs to pick one

China or the United States? Israel needs to pick one

Contrary to the myths cherished by some American Jews and many non-Jewish sympathizers, Israel is not the 51st state. Read more

Hamas endorsement of UNRWA elections underscores the agency’s inherent flaws

Hamas endorsement of UNRWA elections underscores the agency’s inherent flaws

Following the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) union elections in Gaza on April 24 and the publishing of the results mid-May, various terror groups, including the Islamic Jihad, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Hamas, have endorsed the new leadership of UNRWA’s union of teachers and administrators. Read more

Queen’s Birthday Awards: meet two honourees

Queen’s Birthday Awards: meet two honourees

Henry Greener talks with Les Kausman and Vivien Brass. Read more

Save a Child’s Heart

Save a Child’s Heart

Henry Greener interviews Hannah Wollan is the Executive Director of Save A Child’s Heart, an NFP established in 1995 at the Wolfson Medical Centre in Holon, Israel. A video presentation. Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

Like the endless blue skies and soaring temperatures of an Israeli summer, the daily dose of amazing positive achievements makes us aware that good news does occur even if you do not read or hear about in your local media. Read more

What happened to Israel’s Labor Party … and why?

What happened to Israel’s Labor Party … and why?

Avi Gabbay, chairman of Israel’s Labor Party, has announced that he is leaving politics after just two years as the party’s leader, and the scramble has begun to replace him with the party at an all-time low in mandates and morale. Read more

Nuclear secrets and terror links uncovered, Tehran ramps up aggression

Nuclear secrets and terror links uncovered, Tehran ramps up aggression

A few days ago, Britain’s Daily Telegraph revealed that in 2015 the British authorities had uncovered a Hezbollah terrorist plot. The key point was that this had been kept secret until now. Read more

The “Elders of Zion” are making a comeback in Australia’s Arabic media

The “Elders of Zion” are making a comeback in Australia’s Arabic media

In 2019, classic antisemitism is alive and kicking in some pockets of Australia, including locally published Arabic media. Read more

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Jul-11  Melbourne:  Russian Jews adapt their identity in Melbourne

Jul-11 Melbourne: Russian Jews adapt their identity in Melbourne

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 11:56 am

“From atheists to traditional? Identity of Russian-speaking Jews in Melbourne”. Read more

New board appointments at Technion Australia

New board appointments at Technion Australia

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 3:05 pm

Technion Australia has announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. Read more

Shabbat Live with Yoel Sykes

Shabbat Live with Yoel Sykes

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:44 am

On Friday 14 June, Emanuel Synagogue will combine with Kesher Sydney to present a special Shabbat Live featuring Yoel Sykes, the main prayer leader of Nava Tehila together with founder Rabbi Ruth Kagan and Daphna Rosenberg. Read more

Celebrating volunteers making a world of difference

Celebrating volunteers making a world of difference

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Last week Montefiore celebrated the more than 400 volunteers (aged from 8 months to 80-something), who enrich the lives of older members of the community during National Volunteer Week 2019. Read more

A housewarming with a difference

A housewarming with a difference

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:37 pm

Last week, family members joined Montefiore Randwick residents for a housewarming to mark the opening of the newly renovated Special Care Unit, designed to create a home-like environment where people living with dementia can engage with regular household activities….a J-Wire Photo Gallery. Read more

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Emanuel Students learn freedom and responsibility

Emanuel Students learn freedom and responsibility

Emanuel School’s Year 9 students took part in an interactive and informative day about refugees and the quest for freedom as part of their course on Freedom and Responsibility within our Jewish Tradition. Read more

Israel and Judaism – 10-minute videos for young Jews

Israel and Judaism – 10-minute videos for young Jews

Jerusalem U, a groundbreaking non-profit media company that aims to connect with young Jews through educational films and videos, is launching a new YouTube channel called “Unpacked,” featuring bite-sized videos that also tell complex, nuanced stories about Israel and Judaism.

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Aussie students compete at the International Bible Quiz in Israel!

Aussie students compete at the International Bible Quiz in Israel!

Australian’s Emanuel Cohavi and Shani Spielman from Kesser Torah College in Sydney have competed in the 56thInternational Bible Quiz. Read more

Emanuel School historians

Emanuel School historians

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s Year 1 students recently transformed their classrooms into a museum, displaying ‘artefacts’ from years gone by. Read more

Shabbat the Diller Teen Fellows way

Shabbat the Diller Teen Fellows way

The Melbourne Diller Teen Fellows have produed their Leadership Shabbaton. Read more

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