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Finding Jewish foster carers

Finding Jewish foster carers

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Sydney crisis care community charity Jewish House has hosted an information evening for interested potential  foster care families.  Read more

SBS apologises for “sloppy and biased” reporting

SBS apologises for “sloppy and biased” reporting

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:36 am

SBS has apologised for a report on a recent attack in Jerusalem which stated that an “attacker was shot dead after stabbing a border police officer” which failed to report that the young policewoman victim died of her injuries. Read more

Israel’s VENµS Satellite to be launched into space next week

Israel’s VENµS Satellite to be launched into space next week

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:01 am

VENµS – Israel’s first environmental research satellite – will be launched into space on August 2 on the “Vega” launcher from French Guiana. Read more

Kehillat Kadima takes over from South Head

Kehillat Kadima takes over from South Head

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 3:05 pm

A brand new congregation has been granted a six-month lease to the building which housed the South Head Synagogue which is in liquidation. Read more

UIA says thanks

UIA says thanks

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm

UIA hosted its annual Volunteer’s Thank You Dinner for over 100 people in Melbourne. Read more

Peta Credlin and James Morrow talk about Israel

Peta Credlin and James Morrow talk about Israel

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Sky News Political Contributor Peta Credlin and Daily Telegraph Opinion Editor James Morrow have addressed a luncheon hosted by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) in Sydney following their return from an AIJAC Rambam study mission to Israel. Read more

President Rivlin pays a condolence visit to the Salomon family

President Rivlin pays a condolence visit to the Salomon family

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:44 am

President Reuven Rivlin this afternoon (Wednesday), paid a condolence visit in Elad, at the home of Elad Salomon, who was murdered together with his father Yossi, and sister Chaya in a terror attack on Friday night in Halamish. Read more

Melbourne letter writing for Cairns Siyum Sefer Torah

Melbourne letter writing for Cairns Siyum Sefer Torah

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:37 am

Members of the Melbourne community has come together to help celebrate the first ever Sefer Torah to service the Jewish community in North Queensland. Read more

Indigenous Friends of Israel call for no change in Labor’s policy to Israel

Indigenous Friends of Israel call for no change in Labor’s policy to Israel

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:24 am

Indigenous Friends of Israel spokesperson Munganbana Norman Miller again today urged the NSW and Federal Labor Party not to change its policy towards Israel. Read more

Magen David Adom focuses on one thing and one thing alone…saving lives.

Magen David Adom focuses on one thing and one thing alone…saving lives.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:58 am

Jewish tour-guide and educator for StandWithUs Kay Wilson and a friend were viciously attacked by terrorists, while hiking near Jerusalem. She will be the guest speaker at Magen David Adom annual campaign dinner in Sydney. Read more

EU court keeps Hamas on terror list

EU court keeps Hamas on terror list

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:42 am

The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the European Court of Justice’s decision to uphold the European Union’s listing of Hamas as a terrorist organisation  and called on the EU do to everything in its power to prevent European entities from engaging in business or showing any other form of support with it.  Read more

Hebrew University dinner in Sydney

Hebrew University dinner in Sydney

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm

The Australian Friends of the Hebrew University (NSW Division) has co-hosted a dinner with the Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund at the InterContinental Hotel Double Bay. Read more

Sydney mother to swim the English Channel to raise support for families struggling with perinatal anxiety

Sydney mother to swim the English Channel to raise support for families struggling with perinatal anxiety

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm

A Sydney doctor is preparing to swim the English Channel next month to raise funds for  PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia. Read more

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A surprise award for Matt

A surprise award for Matt

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

Sydneysider Matt Levy has been named the best male athlete among the world’s Jewish athletes competing in the 20th Maccabiah Games. Read more

A great result for Maccabiah cyclists

A great result for Maccabiah cyclists

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm

Cycling captain Sean Bloch beamed that he ‘couldn’t have asked for a better result’ after his amazing team picked up four more medals at the 20th Maccabiah Friday’s road race, backing up their fine time trial results. Read more

Maccabiah proves an opportunity for Jordi Swibel

Maccabiah proves an opportunity for Jordi Swibel

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:06 pm

To Jordi Swibel, football is life. The young Sydneysider trains daily, sometimes twice, in the hope of one day making the world game his career – and thanks to the Maccabiah Games, he has a big opportunity to do so. Read more

Barak’s big day – Paralympian finally breaks through for a medal at fourth Maccabiah.

Barak’s big day – Paralympian finally breaks through for a medal at fourth Maccabiah.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:01 am

It has been four Maccabiah Games without medal success and four long years for table tennis star Barak Mizrachi in search of redemption from an opportunity missed last time here. Read more

Features and Articles

The Scorpion and the Frog…writes Michael Kuttner

The Scorpion and the Frog…writes Michael Kuttner

This tale of duplicity has a moral which basically teaches us that what is fundamentally vicious will not change because one’s nature cannot be changed. Read more

Feintooner on Halamish

Feintooner on Halamish

Feintooner turns his thoughts to the three Israelis murdered in Halamish. Read more

Australian World Orchestra’s  chamber spin-off…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

Australian World Orchestra’s  chamber spin-off…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

With the veracity and popularity of the Australian World Orchestra now firmly established, its creators, led by conductor Alexander Briger, no doubt feel the need for development. That’s what last night’s chamber music concert was all about. Read more

Rising from the Ashes

Rising from the Ashes

For many who survived the terrors of the Holocaust, questioning ones faith and belief in G-d, religion and Judaism became a real and profound challenge to face. How do you continue to recognise a G-d who allowed such tremendous evil to occur?…a new video from Melbourne’s Jewish Care. Read more

Ex-Mossad chief: Jewish spies were instrumental in making Balfour Declaration

Ex-Mossad chief: Jewish spies were instrumental in making Balfour Declaration

Aaron Aaronsohn and his friends at the NILI underground played a crucial role in the formation of the Balfour Declaration, a diplomatic document that paved the way to the establishment of the State of Israel. Read more

Amid Temple Mount crisis, 3 Israelis killed by terrorist who vowed ‘revenge’

Amid Temple Mount crisis, 3 Israelis killed by terrorist who vowed ‘revenge’

A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children last Friday night in the Samaria community of Halamish, amid escalating tension over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Read more

The Rabbi discusses Tishah B’Av

The Rabbi discusses Tishah B’Av

Rabbi Raymond Apple has answers on Tishah B’Av. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

Summer has kicked in with a vengeance in Israel  and we have had a succession of sizzling weeks with record temperatures and humidity. Read more

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Youthful plenum

Youthful plenum

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies July plenum was dedicated to the youth movements and the special role they play within our community. Read more

Get ahead in Hebrew

Get ahead in Hebrew

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:27 pm

>Sydney’s BJE is proud to introduce its new PRE- Bar and Bat Mitzvah Hebrew reading classes to help students improve their fluency before they start learning for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Read more

UIA Women’s Division world president’s event

UIA Women’s Division world president’s event

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm

In her first event as KH-UIA  International President of Women’s Division Sydney-based Penny Hurst has led an incredible and productive five-day seminar (Mifgash) in Israel. Read more

Meet the president

Meet the president

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

The speaker at the monthly Honours Club meeting of  The Australian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will be the university’s president who is visiting Sydney this week. Read more

Sydney’s Jewish Youth in focus

Sydney’s Jewish Youth in focus

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9:37 am

The unique role which Sydney’s Jewish youth movements play within the community will come under the spotlight next Tuesday night at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum. Read more

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Israeli teenager shares life saving research with Emanuel School students

Israeli teenager shares life saving research with Emanuel School students

Israeli teenager, Sarit Sternberg, visited Emanuel School to speak to the Year 11 students about her breakthrough scientific research whilst participating in the Alpha Program for Gifted Students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Read more

ZFA to send 160 young Australians to Israel

ZFA to send 160 young Australians to Israel

160 young Jewish adults have left Australia on the Taglit-Birthright Israel visionary program that provides a gift of a 10-day educational tour of Israel, Read more

Saying yes to Yesh

Saying yes to Yesh

The Zionist Council of NSW will farewell a group of 20 students heading to Israel to participate in the 2017 Yesh! Israel program next week. Read more

Junior Maccabi Carnival for Melbourne

Junior Maccabi Carnival for Melbourne

The 36th Maccabi Junior Carnival to be held in Melbourne, January 14-21, 2018 has launched across Australia. Read more

Cutting their hair for cancer

Cutting their hair for cancer

For the second year in a row, a group of students at Emanuel School gathered to cut at least 20cm of their hair to help beat cancer. Read more

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