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UN president slammed for wearing a Palestinian scarf

UN president slammed for wearing a Palestinian scarf

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Israel’s Ambassador to United Nation has spoken out against UN General Assembly president Peter Thomson wearing a Palestinian scarf whilst addressing a session. Read more

Permanent Holocaust exhibition in Canberra

Permanent Holocaust exhibition in Canberra

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12:01 pm

The Australian War Memorial has launched a new permanent exhibition “The Holocaust: witnesses and survivors”. Read more

New faces at Maccabi Australia

New faces at Maccabi Australia

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:26 am

Maccabi Australia has marked several changes to the Maccabi Australia board, the most significant of which was the addition of three new board members in Julian Dunne, Daniel Parasol and Dean Rzechta. Read more

Community welcomes the Royal Commission report

Community welcomes the Royal Commission report

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:33 am

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has commended the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for its report into the response of Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshivah Melbourne to allegations of child sexual abuse made against people associated with those institutions. Read more

NCJWA ‘Celebrating Israel’ Annual Event

NCJWA ‘Celebrating Israel’ Annual Event

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:21 am

The 12th Anniversary of the annual National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NJCWA) ‘Celebrating Israel’ event commemorated the establishment of Israel through a series of cultural depictions. Read more

Gassing sheep

Gassing sheep

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:05 am

The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission has accepted Senator Culleton’s clarification that in his comments— “This will show that the ANZ bank came in and misled the farmers. In actual fact, said, ‘Come take a shower’, and gassed them.”—  he did not mean to refer to the Holocaust but to a mass gassing of sheep that took place in Australia in the 1990s. Read more

Rescuers: Honouring the Righteous Among Nations

Rescuers: Honouring the Righteous Among Nations

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:52 am

Next week, the Sydney Jewish Museum will launch I Am My Brother’s Keeper Honouring the Righteous Among the Nations.  Read more

Australian Jewish Historical Society gets a facelift

Australian Jewish Historical Society gets a facelift

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8:43 am

Former JCA president Peter Philippsohn has taken the reins of the Sydney-based AJHS [Inc] with plans to streamline NSW’s Jewish archives. Read more

Hanson/Roberts meeting called off

Hanson/Roberts meeting called off

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:13 pm

Senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts have today confirmed that due to security reasons they will cancel their visit to Melbourne to listen to the concerns of the local Jewish community. Read more

The JCCV issues Child Safe Policy

The JCCV issues Child Safe Policy

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:51 pm

The Jewish Community Council of  Victoria (JCCV) welcomes the report published yesterday by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse focusing on the responses of Yeshivah Melbourne and Yeshiva Bondi.  The findings in the report are no great surprise but nevertheless are highly disturbing and distressing.
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Royal Commission – the rabbis call on named to stand down

Royal Commission – the rabbis call on named to stand down

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 1:10 pm

The Executive of the Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand (RCANZ), The Rabbinical Council of New South Wales (RCNSW) and the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) have expressed their  deep distress by the contents of the report by the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse at Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshivah Melbourne. Read more

JNF starts the rehabilitation of the fire-ravaged forests

JNF starts the rehabilitation of the fire-ravaged forests

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael – Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) has begun the rehabilitation process of forests and open areas that were damaged in the current wave of fires. Read more

Palestinian Fatah party unanimously re-elects Mahmoud Abbas as leader

Palestinian Fatah party unanimously re-elects Mahmoud Abbas as leader

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 12:32 pm

The Palestinian Fatah political party unanimously re-elected Mahmoud Abbas as the head of the party at the opening of its first leadership congress in more than seven years. Read more

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New faces at Maccabi Australia

New faces at Maccabi Australia

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:26 am

Maccabi Australia has marked several changes to the Maccabi Australia board, the most significant of which was the addition of three new board members in Julian Dunne, Daniel Parasol and Dean Rzechta. Read more

Klinger named Jewish Sportsman of the Year in WA

Klinger named Jewish Sportsman of the Year in WA

Monday, October 31, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Over 225 guests attended WA Maccabi Hall of Fame dinner in Perth at which cricketer Michael Klinger was announced the outstanding Jewish Sportsman of 2015. Read more

Australian gymnastic second in world event

Australian gymnastic second in world event

Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3:32 pm

Deborah Greenbaum has taken second in the ANAC Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup event in Las Vegas.  Read more

800 nominations received for next year’s Maccabiah Game

800 nominations received for next year’s Maccabiah Game

Friday, August 26, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Momentum is building towards Australia’s 2017 Maccabiah Games campaign, with over 800 nominations received by Maccabi Australia from athletes and officials hoping to be on the plane to Israel next year. Read more

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Beyond language and geography…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

Beyond language and geography…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

This past Sunday night I attended the annual Kinus Hashluchim (conference of Chabad emissaries) banquet together with 4000 colleagues from around the world.  Read more

An answer to Cathy O’Toole

An answer to Cathy O’Toole

In a speech to the Australian House of Representatives earlier this week Labor MP Cathy O’Toole presented a highly distorted account of the events that led to a three-month imprisonment of Dima al-Wawi, a Palestinian minor who tried to stab an Israel security guard with a knife…writes Professor Gerald Steinberg. Read more

Inflammatory consequences…writes Michael Kuttner

Inflammatory consequences…writes Michael Kuttner

Incendiary incitement usually results in a burning desire to take action and so it proved this past week. Read more

Forbidden Music: Composers banned by the Third Reich

Forbidden Music: Composers banned by the Third Reich

A monthly series by Stevie Whitmont of vignettes of Jewish composers banned in by Nazis. This month features Henriëtte Bosmans. Read more

Trump and Israel…writes Ron Weiser

Trump and Israel…writes Ron Weiser

Since his election, Donald Trump has said remarkably little on Israel at all. Read more

Danby responds to Vamvakinou’s motion on Palestinian childrer

Danby responds to Vamvakinou’s motion on Palestinian childrer

A couple of foolish speeches in this House paid little attention to reality—that is, reality in the Palestinian territories…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Palestine – Carter Threatens Chaos For Obama, Trump And US Foreign Policy…writes David Singer

Palestine – Carter Threatens Chaos For Obama, Trump And US Foreign Policy…writes David Singer

Former US President Jimmy Carter has urged current President Barack Obama to: Read more

Mahana:  a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

Mahana: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

When I spoke with Mahana Director Lee Tamahori earlier this week he told me that westerns were a dead genre. Mahana may not be a western, but the genre’s spirit is alive and well in the accomplished Director’s confronting and visually rapturous thriller. Read more

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Limmud Fest 2016 brings 200+ People to the Central Coast

Limmud Fest 2016 brings 200+ People to the Central Coast

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:15 am

With 220 people in attendance, a stunning campsite and perfect weather, this Limmud Fest 2016 weekend of Jewish thought and ideas was high successful. Read more

Happy Families at Melbourne’s Jewish Care’s 2016 AGM

Happy Families at Melbourne’s Jewish Care’s 2016 AGM

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Jewish Care’s 2016 Annual General Meeting at which the organisation’s achievements from the past financial year were highlighted. The AGM was followed by a panel discussion titled ‘Families in the 21st Century’. Read more

Montefiore Volunteers Celebrated

Montefiore Volunteers Celebrated

Friday, November 25, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Sydney’s Montefiore Home has held its annual Spirit of Volunteering function at its Hunters Hill Campus to celebrate and honour the generous contribution of its volunteers. Read more

Young Scholar to address AJHS meeting

Young Scholar to address AJHS meeting

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Mark Rapport will speak on the topic An Old Feud Oft-Times Renewed: Orthodox and Liberal Judaism in Australia at a Australian Jewish Historical Society in Sydney. Read more

Meeting with the African community

Meeting with the African community

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11:33 am

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) held a Jewish – African ‘Jeffersonian’ Dinner in partnership with Africa Media Australia (AMA) and the African Professionals Association. Read more

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Scopus students on Ulpan

Scopus students on Ulpan

94% of Mount Scopus College Year 10 students have departed for the College’s optional Ulpan programs in Israel and Prague. Read more

“Shalom Israel” as Aussie gap year participants get ready to farewell Israel

“Shalom Israel” as Aussie gap year participants get ready to farewell Israel

It is nearing the end of the year; a time for many to finalise, organise and work towards deadlines.  Read more

Emanuel School’s Kindergarten of Wonder

Emanuel School’s Kindergarten of Wonder

Walking into Sydney’s Emanuel School’s new Kindergarten  you will find a group of very excited young students. The newly-refurbished Lynette Sandra Phillips Kindergarten provides the children with new light and airy learning spaces with custom-made and themed furniture and décor. Read more

Emanuel muds’ muddy challenge

Emanuel muds’ muddy challenge

35 students of Sydney’s Emanuel School,  four staff members and one brave parent took part in the inaugural Raw Challenge on the NSW Central Coast. Read more

New chairperson for AUJS

New chairperson for AUJS

Isabella Polgar has been elected National Chairperson of The Australasian Union of Jewish Students. Read more

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