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Pop star with a conscience?…asks Keren Cook

Pop star with a conscience?…asks Keren Cook

Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 6:53 am

I must admit when I saw pop star legend Katy Perry had recently visited Auschwitz death camp, I was surprised and impressed, all at once. Read more

Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre…a letter to the community

Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre…a letter to the community

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm

At the conclusion of Case Study 22 of The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse, the Yeshivah Centre Melbourne has learnt many painful but important lessons. Read more

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: The Masorti viewpoint

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: The Masorti viewpoint

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 4:09 pm

The rabbis of the Masorti Beit Din have observed, with sadness and disappointment, the proceedings over the past month of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read more

A continuing tradition

A continuing tradition

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Melbourne’s St Kilda Shule has dedicated a plaque in memory of the late Rabbi Dr Simon Herman continuing its long-standing tradition of honoring its deceased past rabbis.

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Happy birthday AJN

Happy birthday AJN

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:39 pm

J-Wire joined The Australian Jewish News at a celebration in Sydney last night to mark 120 years of continual publication. Read more

New faces at the Beth Din…and a move

New faces at the Beth Din…and a move

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:14 pm

The Sydney Beth Din is both delighted and proud to welcome the Sephardi Synagogue’s Rabbi Michael Chriqui as Associate Dayan. Read more

Web site for the Israeli elections

Web site for the Israeli elections

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:14 pm

In the lead-up to the 2015 Israeli Elections, The Australasian Union of Jewish Students  has launched an informative website “israelrepresent.org”.

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South African Chief Rabbi in Melbourne

South African Chief Rabbi in Melbourne

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Rabbi Warren Goldstein, the Chief Rabbi of South Africa has met with over 20 members of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria for a private discussion. Read more

Parisian Jewish family finds a new home…in Sydney

Parisian Jewish family finds a new home…in Sydney

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:06 pm

As thousands of French Jews flock to Israel in the wake of terrorist attacks, one Parisian family has made a new home for itself…in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. Read more

In the Doghouse

In the Doghouse

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Jewish House in Sydney’s Bondi has built two kennels to house the pets of clients who use the care organisation’s crisis refuge facility. Read more

An Apple for the president

An Apple for the president

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has hosted a delegation from Apple, led by CEO Tim Cook. Read more

Top speakers for UIA

Top speakers for UIA

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:52 am

The NSW United Israel Appeal has a bumper line up of speakers and defenders of Israel to headline its 2015 Campaign. Read more

Bibles in schools discriminatory?

Bibles in schools discriminatory?

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:40 am

New Zealand’s secular Education Network has asked the Human Rights Commission to investigate bibles in schools, claiming they breach the Human Rights Act. Read more

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Sydney Theatre Company’s Suddenly Last Summer – a theatre review by Deb Meyer

Sydney Theatre Company’s Suddenly Last Summer – a theatre review by Deb Meyer

In Suddenly Last Summer, Tennessee Williams poses the search for truth in a world half real and half surreal. Read more

Purim and Noise…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

Purim and Noise…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

The festival of Purim (celebrated this year on Wednesday night 4 March and Thursday 5 March) is just a few days away. Read more

Elections for the Short Attention Span…writes Emily Gian

Elections for the Short Attention Span…writes Emily Gian

The Israeli elections are getting close, and with only three weeks to go before polling, the entire country is in full campaign mode. Read more

Situations Vacant…writes Michael Kuttner

Situations Vacant…writes Michael Kuttner

This week has provided yet more proof that in Washington at least the battle against Islamic terror is at best half-hearted and at worst magnificently muddled.
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Challenge for the Rabbinate

Challenge for the Rabbinate

In bygone days, the title of Rabbi commanded automatic respect and reverence. In modern times, respect has to be earned…writes Romy Leibler. Read more

The Apple of G-d’s Eye…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

The Apple of G-d’s Eye…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

Apples have gotten a bad rap. Fables abound with poison apples. Adam and Eve’s quick-fix Dr. Oz apple diet was all the rage in early creation time. Read more

From tragedy, families of slain Israeli teens create the gift of unity

From tragedy, families of slain Israeli teens create the gift of unity

The mother of one of three teens whose murder in Israel led to  the Operation Protective Edge war Gaza has spoken of how his death has created unity in the Diaspora. Read more

Will the true leaders stand up?…asks Avi Vorcheimer

Will the true leaders stand up?…asks Avi Vorcheimer

The recent Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse  in Australia,  brought with it a tremendous amount of pain and embarrassment to Jews throughout the world. Read more

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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

JCA recruiting Head of Marketing and Communication

JCA recruiting Head of Marketing and Communication

JCA is recruiting for a new Head of Marketing and Communication. Read more

Mar-08 to Mar-09   Lorne:   First ever Limmud for the Russian community

Mar-08 to Mar-09 Lorne: First ever Limmud for the Russian community

The international Jewish organisation Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union)’s first Limmud  festival in Australia. Read more

Apr-21   Melbourne:   Yom Hazikaron

Apr-21 Melbourne: Yom Hazikaron

Commemorate Yom Hazikaron…a no charge event Read more

Apr-22 and 23   Melbourne:   Yom Ha’atzmaut Concert and Family Festival

Apr-22 and 23 Melbourne: Yom Ha’atzmaut Concert and Family Festival

Join in Israel’s 67th birthday celebrations in Melbourne. Read more

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Blood brothers – and sisters

Blood brothers – and sisters

A team of eight Moriah College Year 11 students has reached the International finals of a prestigious Future Problem Solving Competition.  Read more

Heading for Dallas

Heading for Dallas

Eight young Maccabi NSW basketballers have been selected to compete at the JCC Maccabi Games in Dallas, Texas in August. Read more

Refugee Awareness Day at Mount Scopus

Refugee Awareness Day at Mount Scopus

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College Year 10 students have participated in Refugee Awareness Day. Read more

Gan Izzy Camp

Gan Izzy Camp

These past summer holidays, 106 children aged 5-13 attended Gan Izzy day camp organised by Chabad Youth NSW.

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BJE in 2015

BJE in 2015

In 2014 the Board of Jewish Education achieved several milestones in different areas of its programmes.  Read more

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Run for kids

Run for kids

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Fancy going on a run? What if it’s for a good cause? Read more

Award for Helene Gonski

Award for Helene Gonski

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 11:55 am

Sydney’s Montefiore Home has announced that volunteer Hélène Gonski recently won the 2015 Woollahra Council Senior Citizen of the Year Award. Read more

Mardi Gras time

Mardi Gras time

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:05 am

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Jewish Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender group Dayenu marching in the Mardi Gras Parade. Read more

A ticket for your carer

A ticket for your carer

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:26 am

The Companion Card initiative allows those in need of a carer a free pass for their helper at a variety of events. Read more

Beach Shabbat

Beach Shabbat

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 3:18 am

Over 150 community members from many different cultures and backgrounds attended OBK’s Shabbat on Sydney’s Tamarama Beach. Read more

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