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John Howard given a standing ovation at UIA function

John Howard given a standing ovation at UIA function

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

Former prime minister was the keynote speaker at the Victorian UIA Gala dinner. Read more

One anti-Semitic post on social media every 83 seconds

One anti-Semitic post on social media every 83 seconds

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:50 am

The World Jewish Congress has found that more than 382,000 anti-Semitic posts were uploaded to social media over the course of 2016 – an average of 43.6 posts per hour, or one post every 83 seconds. Read more

Twelve appear before the Royal Commission

Twelve appear before the Royal Commission

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Rabbi Pinchus Feldman has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he is not familiar with national child protection policies.

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Jewish teenager arrested following over 100 bomb threats against Jewish targets

Jewish teenager arrested following over 100 bomb threats against Jewish targets

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm

A Jewish teenager with dual Israeli and American citizenship living in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon was arrested Thursday in connection to the wave of more than 100 bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions across North America since the beginning of 2017. Read more

Jewish studies in non-Jewish schools

Jewish studies in non-Jewish schools

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 9:24 am

The Christian Democratic Party has hosted a meeting at NSW Parliament House to highlight the importance of retaining Special Religious Education in the public school system. Read more

New Zealand history teacher visits Israel to immerse in Holocaust perspectives

New Zealand history teacher visits Israel to immerse in Holocaust perspectives

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11:00 am

A New Zealand secondary school history teacher has had a “life-changing” experience on a recent trip to Israel. Read more

UN head discusses Palestinian distortion of history

UN head discusses Palestinian distortion of history

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:28 am

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has met with World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder  and reiterated an earlier comment he made on Israeli radio that there is an absolute tie between the Jewish people and the land of Israel. Read more

Yeshiva faces eviction

Yeshiva faces eviction

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Entities in Sydney which hold the lease for the Sydney Yeshiva Centre in Bondi have received an eviction to vacate the premises after Pesach. Read more

Ancient coins discovered near Jerusalem

Ancient coins discovered near Jerusalem

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 2:05 pm

The Israel Antiquities Authority said the cache of nine bronze coins—discovered in a large complex that served Christian pilgrims en route to Jerusalem—serves as “evidence of the Persian invasion at the end of the Byzantine period.” Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has, met with Chinese President Xi Jinping a t the official guest house in Beijing. Read more

Jewish Muslim comedy debate

Jewish Muslim comedy debate

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1:14 pm

During Cultural Diversity Week, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) teamed up together to host the 2017 Jewish – Muslim Comedy Debate with the topic ‘North of the Yarra is Better than South of the Yarra.’  Read more

Eighty countries – one heart

Eighty countries – one heart

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Maccabi World Union has unveiled their slogan for the 20th edition of the Maccabiah Games to be held later this year. Read more

Netanyahu meets Chinese business leaders

Netanyahu meets Chinese business leaders

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning has met with the heads of China’s largest corporations, each of which has a turnover of tens of billions of dollars. Read more

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Eighty countries – one heart

Eighty countries – one heart

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Maccabi World Union has unveiled their slogan for the 20th edition of the Maccabiah Games to be held later this year. Read more

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:41 am

Julia Hofbauer has been appointed the Maccabi Junior Carnival Manager set to take place in Melbourne from the 14th to the 21st of January, 2018. Read more

Drutman markets the pros of the next generation

Drutman markets the pros of the next generation

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1:03 pm

At the age of just 24, new Maccabi NSW board member for marketing, Daniella Drutman is helping to drive the cause of young people looking to take up elevated positions in the organisation. Read more

MacPlan 2017: the Maccabi NSW year ahead

MacPlan 2017: the Maccabi NSW year ahead

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Maccabi NSW Board members, professional staff and club representatives have met in Sydney to plan what is primed to be a busy productive year at the organisation. Read more

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A history of Jews in the military

A history of Jews in the military

Mark Dapin’s new book Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian Military will be released next month. Read more

A Hebrew Uni experience

A Hebrew Uni experience

In early January 2017, Jennifer Keene left Melbourne for the three-week ‘Mishpatim’ course at Hebrew University. This survey course in Israeli and international law would earn her one course credit for her Juris Doctor law studies at the University of Melbourne… Read more

Birds of a feather, united by terror…writes Michael Kuttner

Birds of a feather, united by terror…writes Michael Kuttner

They may fight each other and disagree on tactics but there is one thing guaranteed to unite them and that is hatred for Israel. Read more

Legacy  of UNRWA

Legacy of UNRWA

A video is about The UNRWA Legacy. Read more

Jewish-Muslim comedy debate

Jewish-Muslim comedy debate

The Not-So Holy Comedy Debate at Melbourne Town Hall, co-hosted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria and the Islamic Council of Victoria, with the Topic “North vs.South: North is better than the South”, with Ayman Islam, ICV General Manager and David Marlow, JCCV Executive Director opening the Event…a video report. Read more

Israel up in smoke: middle class myths about marijuana use

Israel up in smoke: middle class myths about marijuana use

Earlier this month, the Israeli Cabinet approved the decriminalised use of marijuana…writes Gidon Ben-Zvi.

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Trump can broker Israel-Jordan deal but no Israel-PLO agreement

Trump can broker Israel-Jordan deal but no Israel-PLO agreement

President Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations – Jason Greenblatt – has returned from his wide-ranging meetings in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Amman and Jericho with zero prospects of Trump brokering a deal between Israel and the PLO…writes David Singer. Read more

Land of Mine – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Land of Mine – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

A story about removal of land mines doesn’t make for easy viewing but this fine film is more about hope than hell.

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Professional women’s workshops

Professional women’s workshops

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:21 am

In 2016, Sydney’s Shalom surveyed 90+ young women and found out that high on their priority list was  professional development, career advancement and a need for workshops that offer hands-on and practical skills. Read more

MDA Lunch with Robert Goot…a photo gallery

MDA Lunch with Robert Goot…a photo gallery

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10:12 am

Did you attend the Magen David Adom  Solicitors and Professionals Lunch in Sydney with speaker Robert Goot?   A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Local Sydney theatre company presents Australian premiere of a hilarious new Broadway show.

Local Sydney theatre company presents Australian premiere of a hilarious new Broadway show.

Monday, March 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU is a hilarious and wild, musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing mums, unexpected guests, and plenty of crazy twists and turns. It’s the funniest wedding you will ever go to… and it’s coming to the Independent Theatre, North Sydney from 31 March!  Read more

Farewell Julian

Farewell Julian

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:09 pm

NSW MP Heffron Ron Hoenig has paid a farewell tribute to outgoing Maroubra Synagogue Administrator Julian Cass, who has stepped down after almost eleven years in the role. Read more

Jewish House backyard makeover

Jewish House backyard makeover

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm

A team from Bunnings Randwick has collaborated with other local Bunnings stores to volunteers to Sydney’s Jewish House to turn its drab backyard into a usable, practical, functional space which include a sustainable vegetable garden and mature citrus trees. Read more

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Mount Scopus to stage Mary Poppins

Mount Scopus to stage Mary Poppins

Mount Scopus College is proud to present the Victorian school premiere production of Mary Poppins. Read more

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Julia Hofbauer has been appointed the Maccabi Junior Carnival Manager set to take place in Melbourne from the 14th to the 21st of January, 2018. Read more

Shnatties in Israel

Shnatties in Israel

The Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) under the auspices of the Zionist Federation of Australia welcomed the 2017 Shnatties in Israel in an opening seminar, full of ruach and excitement for the year ahead. Read more

The Diller Teen Fellows Graduation Ceremony

The Diller Teen Fellows Graduation Ceremony

Members of Cohort 1 of the Australian Diller Teen Fellows leadership development program have celebrated their graduation. Read more

Maccabi Mentorship Program gives young people a chance to give back

Maccabi Mentorship Program gives young people a chance to give back

NSW Maccabi’s new mentorship program aims to provide members an opportunity to be involved with the inner workings of its clubs whilst learning from the experiences of others. Read more

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