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Five of the best

Five of the best

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 8:41 am

The following five Jewish students were attained First in Course in the 2017 HSC examinations in NSW. Read more

Giant Menorah touring North Queensland

Giant Menorah touring North Queensland

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 8:11 am

Chabad RARA of North Queensland will light Chanukah menorahs across cities in North Queensland.

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Lithuanian students experience Chanukah in Perth by Skype

Lithuanian students experience Chanukah in Perth by Skype

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:57 am

For the second year in a row, students from Atzalynas High School in Kedainiai, Lithuania experienced first night Chanukah candle lighting in Perth by Skype. Read more

WJC Chanukah message

WJC Chanukah message

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:35 am

A message from Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress… Read more

Luke Foley says NSW racial vilification laws “weak and ineffective”

Luke Foley says NSW racial vilification laws “weak and ineffective”

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm

NSW Labor Leader Luke Foley has accused the Berejiklian Government of pandering to Pauline Hanson by breaking its promise to reform the state’s race vilification laws. Read more

Chanukah in the ACT parliament

Chanukah in the ACT parliament

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Members of the ACT government shared Chanukah celebrations with local Chabad Rabbi Shmueli Feldman and Rebbetzin Chasia. Read more

Change at the top for Maccabi Australia

Change at the top for Maccabi Australia

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Barry Smorgon announced that after 11 years’ service to the MAI board as President for the last four years and prior to that as  the Chairman he was not seeking re-election to the Board. Read more

An international Chanukah

An international Chanukah

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:06 pm

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara participated in a video conference at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem in which they lit the first Chanukah candle together with Foreign Ministry personnel at the legations in the US (Miami), Brazil, Sweden (Stockholm),Turkey (Ankara), India (Mumbai), South Africa (Pretoria), Georgia (Tbilisi) and Ukraine (Kiev). Read more

Israeli archaeologists reveal Chanukah-related discoveries on eve of the festival

Israeli archaeologists reveal Chanukah-related discoveries on eve of the festival

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Two archaeological discoveries with highly symbolic value dating back to the ancient Jewish kingdoms of Israel have been revealed on the eve of Chanukah.  Read more

Buzz gets back

Buzz gets back

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11:41 am

Fourteen young adults with intellectual/cognitive disabilities as well as their buddies, group leaders, nurses and psychologist have returned home to Australia from their ten day Taglit-Birthright Israel trip of a lifetime.   Read more

NSW Government drop plans to reform racial vilification laws

NSW Government drop plans to reform racial vilification laws

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3:21 pm

NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has told media the Berejiklian Government has no plans to reform racial vilification laws. Read more

Kehillat Kadimah moves forward

Kehillat Kadimah moves forward

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 12:09 pm

The directors of Kehillat Kadimah in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, have come up with a plan to steer the newly created synagogue into the future.

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Chanukah message from Bill Shorten

Chanukah message from Bill Shorten

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9:18 am

Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten sends a Chanukah greeting… Read more

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Change at the top for Maccabi Australia

Change at the top for Maccabi Australia

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Barry Smorgon announced that after 11 years’ service to the MAI board as President for the last four years and prior to that as  the Chairman he was not seeking re-election to the Board. Read more

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Maccabi Victoria president Brian Swersky has stressed that all members of all sexual persuasions are welcome at all the organisation’s clubs. Read more

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:51 am

The Waldorf Rimon Junior High and High School in Pardes Hanna was recently the scene of a touch rugby carnival. Read more

Jessica Fox Athlete of the Year

Jessica Fox Athlete of the Year

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Two-time Olympian Jessica Fox has been named Athlete of the Year at the Inaugural NSW Champions of Sport awards ceremony.  Read more

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Davar Acher

Davar Acher

I would like to offer a davar acher to the recent J-wire post, “Religious Liberals: On the Way Down?…asks Professor Bill Rubinstein,” and address some of the unfounded assumptions and claims made by its author…writes Rabbi Nicole Roberts. Read more

#InternationalHumanRights?

#InternationalHumanRights?

During the past decade, social media has emerged as a primary tool for activists hoping to drive change on a wide variety of topics….writes Rena Young. Read more

Jerusalem takes centre stage at Reform conference as movement opposes US policy shift

Jerusalem takes centre stage at Reform conference as movement opposes US policy shift

Rabbi Rick Jacobs used his pulpit to compare the difficulties between Israel and Reform Jews to those of Joseph and his brothers in last week’s Torah portion of Vayeshev. Read more

Trump made ‘yuge’ changes on Jerusalem. What do the city’s residents think about it?

Trump made ‘yuge’ changes on Jerusalem. What do the city’s residents think about it?

Jerusalemite opinions about President Donald Trump’s landmark policy changes on their city run the gamut, reflecting the diversity of the Israeli capital itself.  Read more

Ferdinand – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Ferdinand – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

If you are looking for some respite from the heat during the l-o-n-g school and kindy holidays, then by all means, take your little ones to this latest animated outing. Just don’t expect anything new.

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Feintooner

Feintooner

This week’s cartoon: Hypocrisy Read more

Chanukah lights fulfil a double purpose

Chanukah lights fulfil a double purpose

Rabbi Raymond Apple explains…. Read more

Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival

Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival

Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival’s first night of Chutzpah at Kadimah Hall saw a line up of comedic talent take to the stage with MC’s Justine Sless and Newton Gatoff introducing Josh Glanc, Marilyn Tofler, Jem Robin, Damien Vosk and Rebecca Harcourt who each had a shtick goin’ on… Read more

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Jewish House Chanukah in Eastgate Mall cancelled

Jewish House Chanukah in Eastgate Mall cancelled

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Sydney’s Jewish House’s Chanukah event scheduled for 4:30pm today, Wednesday 13 December, was forced to be cancelled when parts of the ceiling in Eastgate mall collapsed today. Read more

Festibayit for Habayit

Festibayit for Habayit

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11:16 am

Festibayit is an annual event run by the Zionist Federation of Australia’s Habayit, the home of Israeli language and culture. Read more

You can ask me anything

You can ask me anything

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Some topics of conversation are off limits…right?   Not in this video. Read more

Kangarusski gives back

Kangarusski gives back

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10:12 am

Kangarusski organised fifty volunteers to meet at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen to prepare food to deliver to people in need. Read more

Winners of Chamber Music to perform at The Great

Winners of Chamber Music to perform at The Great

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 1:20 am

After sell out performances at East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, Affinity Collective celebrates Jewish and Czech music at Sydney’s The Great Synagogue. Read more

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First production a sell-out

First production a sell-out

Sydney’s Yeshiva College Girls School presented “In The Merit”- a musical  of the righteous women in Egypt . Read more

Moriah wins a tank

Moriah wins a tank

Sydney’s Moriah Primary School Student Voice representatives entered the Waverley Municipal Council Green Sparks competition and won $500 towards a rainwater tank for our garden.  Read more

KTC wins National Bible Quiz 2017

KTC wins National Bible Quiz 2017

Sydney’s Kesser Torah College istudents Chaim Ber Hirschowitz and Yehuda Eisenberg, who took out first and second places respectively in the finals of the National Bible Quiz for 2017.

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Israeli Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi visits Yeshivah

Israeli Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi visits Yeshivah

Yeshivah – Beth Rivkah Colleges has hosted the current Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau in Melbourne. Read more

Diller Teen Fellows enter the Shark Tank

Diller Teen Fellows enter the Shark Tank

Australian graduates of the Diller Teen Fellows program recently presented their final impact projects ‘Shark Tank Style’ to a panel of professionals. Read more

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