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Medals for the museum

Medals for the museum

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm

The NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women (NAJEX) has acquired at auction the medals of Captain John Harris Samuels (z”l) a surgeon struck by enemy fire as he was operating during the Battle of El Alamein. Read more

Labor calls for ceasefire

Labor calls for ceasefire

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4:07 pm

The Australian Government must use its position on the United Nations Security Council to push for an immediate ceasefire in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Read more

Rockets over Melbourne and Sydney campuses

Rockets over Melbourne and Sydney campuses

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has launched a new campaign to put Israel in context for university students. Read more

Story confirmed

Story confirmed

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1:50 pm

This story has been viral on the internet…but was not official. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has checked it out. It’s true. Read more

Solomon out of Games

Solomon out of Games

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Sydney track star Steve Solomon failed to finish his semi-final of the men’s 400m at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to a hamstring injury sustained during the race. Read more

Equal opportunity Maccabi

Equal opportunity Maccabi

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Maccabi Australia has announced the appointment of two fabulous women to the positions of Head of Delegation. Read more

Unholy War out of kilter

Unholy War out of kilter

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:23 pm

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has complained to Channel 9′s “60 Minutes” producer  about factual errors in their production “Unholy War” which focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict screened last Sunday. Read more

Letter to and from the editor

Letter to and from the editor

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 8:12 pm

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, as did the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies,  sought an apology from the Sydney Morning Herald for publishing a cartoon portraying “an ugly stereotype  of a Jew”. Read more

Graf oration and the concentric circles of siege

Graf oration and the concentric circles of siege

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:02 am

Yossi Klein Halevi , author, commentator , political philosopher and Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem,  was guest speaker at the annual Ervin Graf Memorial Oration for The Shalom Institute this week.  An audience of 450 gathered to listen to his view of current events in Israel. He likened the situation Israelis are experiencing as “concentric circles of siege”. Read more

Pyne in Jerusalem

Pyne in Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:07 am

Australian Federal Minister for Education Christopher Pyne was the keynote speaker at the opening of the third Australia-Israel-UK leadership dialogue held in Jerusalem. Read more

Gaza update

Gaza update

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:27 am

Gaza updated. Read more

B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission and Jewish Community Council of Victoria condemn AJDS statement on Gaza conflict

B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission and Jewish Community Council of Victoria condemn AJDS statement on Gaza conflict

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm

The Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) have condemned in the strongest possible terms the statement dated 22 July 2014 appearing on the AJDS website. Read more

ZFA responds to politicians’ condemnation of Israel

ZFA responds to politicians’ condemnation of Israel

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:35 pm

The Zionist Federation of Australia has reacted to a statement issued by Australian Federal and State politicians condemning Israel’s current action against Hamas. Read more

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Jews Condemned Whilst Christians Are Decimated And Dispersed

Jews Condemned Whilst Christians Are Decimated And Dispersed

As the war between Israel and Hamas enters its fourth week – the frenzied condemnation of Israel for exercising its inherent right of self-defence continues to dominate the media coverage of the conflict.

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It’a a mirror…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

It’a a mirror…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

We can all think of a few people that we would describe as being ‘impossible’. These are individuals who push the wrong buttons, irritate us to no end and annoy us whenever we talk to them. These are the people that we find arrogant, critical, and negative or possess some other character deficit. How do we handle impossible people?

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The vanishing two-state solution…writes Ben Cohen

The vanishing two-state solution…writes Ben Cohen

Speaking to a British television network this week, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron bemoaned that “facts on the ground” were on the verge of wrecking the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

Dangerous delusions and denials

Dangerous delusions and denials

Despite the current terror being waged against Israel our own home grown delusionists are busy hallucinating about how we can throw away hard won achievements and trip down the old failed policies of past years which have inevitably brought us to the present tragic situation….writes Michael Kuttner Read more

Hamas’ Violations of Ceasefires – A Chronology

Hamas’ Violations of Ceasefires – A Chronology

Israel is acting in Gaza in self-defense to hostilities initiated – and prolonged -by Hamas. Read more

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Aug-03   Melbourne:   VAJEX annual wreath laying ceremony

Aug-03 Melbourne: VAJEX annual wreath laying ceremony

Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia (VAJEX Aust) is holding their annual Wreath Laying Service in the Sanctuary at the Shrine of Remembrance. Read more

Aug-07   Melbourne:   The Hidden Jewish Symbolism of Michelangelo

Aug-07 Melbourne: The Hidden Jewish Symbolism of Michelangelo

Roy Dolinar is the guest speaker at this Jewish Museum of Australia event… Read more

Aug-08   2:05am   SBS2-TV:   Movie: Remembrance

Aug-08 2:05am SBS2-TV: Movie: Remembrance

Inspired by true events, Remembrance depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed amidst the terror of a German concentration camp in 1944. Read more

Aug-09   11:05pm   SBS1-TV:   Movie – The Reluctant Infidel

Aug-09 11:05pm SBS1-TV: Movie – The Reluctant Infidel

When London-based Islamic cab driver Muhmud Nasir discovers that he was actually born to Jewish parents, his life is thrown into turmoil. Read more

Aug-12   8:30pm   ABC1-TV:   Code of Silence

Aug-12 8:30pm ABC1-TV: Code of Silence

Code Of Silence, a one-hour Compass special, follows the parallel journeys of a fervently Orthodox father and his now-secular son, after the son breaks the code of silence in Melbourne’s Orthodox community and goes public with his story of being sexually abused as a student. Read more

Aug-17   Melbourne:   Book on orthodoxy and sexual orientation

Aug-17 Melbourne: Book on orthodoxy and sexual orientation

Meet Eli Glasman, author of “The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew”. Read more

Aug-20   Melbourne:   The rights of the elderly

Aug-20 Melbourne: The rights of the elderly

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is hosting a forum on the Rights and Responsibilities of Elderly People Read more

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Descendants inherit the stories

Descendants inherit the stories

Young descendants of Holocaust survivors  participated in an evening of poetry and story-telling. Read more

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Students at Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College have the soldiers of the IDF firmly in their hearts and minds. Read more

Lostkeyz Finds the Time to Rhyme

Lostkeyz Finds the Time to Rhyme

Doron Losky, who is better known by his stage name, Lostkeyz is a 17-year-old rapper and a Year 12 student at Emanuel School in Sydney. Read more

An Australian first at the Technion

An Australian first at the Technion

Mark Sonnenschein,a Year 10 student at Sydney’s Moriah College, has become the first Australian student to be accepted into the internationally selective, prestigious Technion SciTech Program. Read more

Taglit at Tiberias

Taglit at Tiberias

160 young adult members of the Australian Jewish community have arrived in Tiberias at the start of an educational tour of Israel. Read more

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Roy wins a trip to Israel

Roy wins a trip to Israel

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:37 am

Roy Schloss was the lucky recipient of the Melbourne-based  FBI Travel sponsored ticket to Israel. Read more

Young Board for Kehillat Masada

Young Board for Kehillat Masada

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:03 am

The leadership team at Kehillat Masada Synagogue in St. Ives, Sydney,  has undergone dynamic development.  Read more

Developing rebbetzin

Developing rebbetzin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Over 25 Rabbis and Rebbetzins have attended a professional development seminar on ‘Defining roles’ hosted and sponsored by Monash University in Melbourne.  Read more

Turning Goal Kickers into Green Thumbs

Turning Goal Kickers into Green Thumbs

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Players from AJAX Football Club volunteered to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty at a Gary Smorgon House Working Bee. Read more

A legal business get together…

A legal business get together…

Friday, June 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

The Young Jewish Leadership of Melbourne (YJLM) and OnKew joined forces for their second upscale cocktail party for Melbourne young adults, this time aimed at bringing young lawyers and businesspeople together for a social and networking event at the award winning CBD cocktail lounge “The Little Red Pocket”. Read more

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