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$92,000 government funding for Melbourne Jewish organisations

$92,000 government funding for Melbourne Jewish organisations

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5:45 pm

Zionism Victoria, Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre (BWJCC) and the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia (LJLA) have secured over $90,000 in State Government grants for projects that will benefit the local community. Read more

New North Jerusalem Mall hopes to become an island of Israeli-Palestinian Coexistence

New North Jerusalem Mall hopes to become an island of Israeli-Palestinian Coexistence

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5:35 pm

In a run-down corner of northeast Jerusalem, just over the 1949 armistice line that separated Israel and Jordan, supermarket magnate Rami Levy is planning to open what he calls the first Israeli-Palestinian mall at the Atarot Industrial Zone. It will, he says, be a meeting point for Israelis and Palestinians that he hopes will become an island of coexistence. Read more

IDF discovers Hezbollah observation post on Lebanon-Israel border

IDF discovers Hezbollah observation post on Lebanon-Israel border

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5:26 pm

The IDF has discovered a Hezbollah observation post on the Israel-Lebanon border, which it says is acting under the guise of the so-called environmental NGO “Green Without Borders.” Read more

Generations of women tackling homelessness

Generations of women tackling homelessness

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 3:34 pm

320 women came together in support of Jewish Care Victoria’s Housing Support Program at the 22ndAnnual Generations of Women Brunch. Read more

Israel’s largest civil rights organisation director to speak in Australia

Israel’s largest civil rights organisation director to speak in Australia

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:40 am

The New Israel Fund Australia will host the executive director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Sharon Abraham-Weiss next month. Read more

Antisemitism: Judas slur on Jewish voters

Antisemitism: Judas slur on Jewish voters

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 9:48 am

The Wentworth by-election took on local, national and international significance as Australia’s ruling Liberal party fought to hold its a one-seat majority in the parliament.  Read more

Sydney rabbi tells Boys Town Jerusalem students: let’s help each other

Sydney rabbi tells Boys Town Jerusalem students: let’s help each other

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 9:19 am

During his recent stay in Israel, the rabbi of Sydney’s Australia’s Mizrachi congregation made his first visit to a high school in Israel, Boys Town Jerusalem, where he won the hearts of its youngest students. Read more

Tzedek:  national apology meaningless without action

Tzedek: national apology meaningless without action

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 5:02 pm

Child sexual abuse advocacy group Tzedek said today’s national apology to survivors of institutional sexual abuse is meaningless without action. Read more

Jordan cancels annexes of peace treaty with Israel

Jordan cancels annexes of peace treaty with Israel

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm

In a shocking decision, Jordan’s King Abdullah II announced on Sunday that his country will be cancelling parts of the peace treaty with Israel. Read more

A candle for Yitzhak

A candle for Yitzhak

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:07 am

Israeli’s President Reuven Rivlin has lit the “Ner Yitzhak” at the official ceremony opening the events marking the 23rd anniversary of the murder of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Yitzhak Rabin ז”ל

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Leibler shocked by Rudd’s revelation

Leibler shocked by Rudd’s revelation

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:08 pm

AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler has stated he was “surprised and shocked” at the account in the story by Latika Bourke on the Fairfax newspaper website about former PM Kevin Rudd’s forthcoming memoirs (“Israel forged Australian passports before, Kevin Rudd reveals in new book”, Oct. 19) of a meeting that was held in Canberra on June 3, 2010 and his role in it. Read more

An award for the house Dan built

An award for the house Dan built

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Budo for Peace, founded by former Sydneysider Danny Hakim. has won the REGIONAL NGO OF THE YEAR 2018 @peaceandsportAwards, awarded based on this Israeli non-profit NGO’s outstanding contribution to peace in the world using the power of sport. Read more

An apology tomorrow for some tragic yesterdays

An apology tomorrow for some tragic yesterdays

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:23 pm

As part of the recommendations by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Australian Federal Government will issue a public apology tomorrow to victims/survivors of child sexual abuse within institutions and their families. Read more

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An award for the house Dan built

An award for the house Dan built

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Budo for Peace, founded by former Sydneysider Danny Hakim. has won the REGIONAL NGO OF THE YEAR 2018 @peaceandsportAwards, awarded based on this Israeli non-profit NGO’s outstanding contribution to peace in the world using the power of sport. Read more

Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm

The World Jewish Congress and its President Ronald S. Lauder, together with senior officials of the top English soccer team Chelsea Football Club have announced that they will convene an international summit in 2019 to battle discrimination, racism and antisemitism in sports. Read more

A mazeltov from Bibi

A mazeltov from Bibi

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called gymnast Linoy Ashram and congratulated her on winning the silver medal at the 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more

Israeli equestrian chooses Yom Kippur observance over world championships

Israeli equestrian chooses Yom Kippur observance over world championships

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11:11 am

An Israeli equestrian has decided to withdraw from an International Equestrian Federation event that serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, due to its conflict with Yom Kippur on Sept. 19. Read more

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Israel’s 70th in Auckland – photo gallery

Israel’s 70th in Auckland – photo gallery

Kiwis from all over New Zealand gathered at the Waipuna Lodge in Auckland to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the reestablishment of the State of Israel and Aliyah. Were you there?  J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

A call to GA participants

A call to GA participants

First, permit me to open this column by expressing my distress that for the first time, the Jewish Federations of North American are holding their General Assembly in Tel Aviv rather than Jerusalem…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Rare event showcases potential of Israeli-Palestinian business cooperation

Rare event showcases potential of Israeli-Palestinian business cooperation

The Judea Samaria Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JSCOCI), an NGO that promotes Israeli-Palestinian commercial partnerships beyond the Green Line (the pre-1967 ceasefire line), held an event recently in the city of Ariel, an Israeli city in Samaria…writes Israel Kassnett. Read more

A Jordanian move that spells weakness

A Jordanian move that spells weakness

The late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin saw the 1994 peace ‎treaty with Jordan as one of his most important ‎diplomatic achievements, if not the most important ‎one…writes Eyal Zisser/JNS. Read more

The story behind the story of Jamal Khashoggi

The story behind the story of Jamal Khashoggi

The disappearance and presumed murder of the Saudi exile Jamal Khashoggi have caused a crisis of relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Why does the bridegroom lift his wife’s veil?  Ask the rabbi…

Why does the bridegroom lift his wife’s veil? 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. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem where he answers interesting questions. Read more

Just give it a rest…a Shabbat Project tale

Just give it a rest…a Shabbat Project tale

I have childhood memories of my family road trips from New York to Toronto— a 10-hour drive, including stops—to visit my aunt, uncle, and cousins…writes Rabbi Eli Schlanger. Read more

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Ring the Bells: world music stars to rock in Leonard Cohen tribute

Ring the Bells: world music stars to rock in Leonard Cohen tribute

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:27 am

After a massive, critically acclaimed and sold-out show at Sydney’s City Recital Hall last year, Monsieur Camembert returns with its all-star, blockbuster show celebrating the life, music and poetry of iconic Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen. Read more

Eulogy: Naji Solomon Dingoor

Eulogy: Naji Solomon Dingoor

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Naji Solomon Dingoor came from humble beginnings in India and made a wonderful life for his family here in Sydney, Australia. He was a light-hearted, good-humoured man who loved to sing the lines of the latest songs on the radio. We all know that deep voice with the loud contagious laughter that resonated throughout a room. Read more

Ride for cardiac research

Ride for cardiac research

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Do you love cycling!! Then come and join Maccabi Cycling Club for a 50 km ride in Melbourne to support Israel’s Rambam Hospital’s research into sudden cardiac arrest. You will be joining the Ambassador of Israel who is also riding to help raise funds for this amazing cause. Read more

Great year for BJE

Great year for BJE

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The NSW Board of Jewish Education has reported a very successful year. Read more

B’nai B’rith is relocating to Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre

B’nai B’rith is relocating to Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 1:27 pm

After eight years in rented office premises in Kooyong Road, B’nai B’rith Victoria’s President Dr Benny Monheit announced to members that B’nai B’rith Victoria is relocating its headquarters to the heart of the community, to become part of Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre in South Caulfield. Read more

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Cut for a cause

Cut for a cause

Tied into four loose plaits, the Great Chop inspired over 160 Beth Rivkah students to cut and donate their hair in the name of cancer treatment. Read more

New primary head for Moriah

New primary head for Moriah

Lynda Fisher has been appointed as Head of  Primary School at Sydney’s Moriah College. Read more

New preschool facility for Emanuel

New preschool facility for Emanuel

Over 250 people attended the official opening of Sydney’s new Emanuel Woollahra Preschool facility yesterday. Read more

Emanuel students see Kenyan life from another angle

Emanuel students see Kenyan life from another angle

Ten Emanuel High School students recently returned from a three-week, eye-opening trip to Kenya where they experienced Kenyan life first-hand. Read more

AUJS elects its 2019 committee

AUJS elects its 2019 committee

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has just concluded its AGM where it elected its 2019 Executive Committee.

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