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A poor apology constitutes institutional antisemitism

A poor apology constitutes institutional antisemitism

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3:18 pm

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) has issued an apology following complaints about anti-Israel content contained in a suggested exam answer. Read more

Hamas praises ‘heroic’ bombers who killed Israeli teenager near hiking spot

Hamas praises ‘heroic’ bombers who killed Israeli teenager near hiking spot

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2:14 pm

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised the “heroic” perpetrators of the bombing that killed an Israeli teenage girl, while seriously injuring her father and brother in the West Bank on Friday. Read more

Israeli teen killed, family members injured in West Bank bombing

Israeli teen killed, family members injured in West Bank bombing

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 8:52 am

Israeli security forces have been searching for terrorists behind an explosion on Friday near a natural spring in the West Bank that killed a teenage Israeli girl Rina Shnerb and seriously injured her father and brother. Read more

1.5 million buttons touches NZ Prime Minister

1.5 million buttons touches NZ Prime Minister

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 7:43 am

A memorial to the Jewish children who were murdered in the Holocaust is now being exhibited in Auckland. Read more

Thirty-eight former students sue Yeshiva University over alleged sex abuse

Thirty-eight former students sue Yeshiva University over alleged sex abuse

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 12:15 am

With a New York law, the Child Victims Act, taking effect last week that modified the state’s statute of limitations surrounding sexual abuse, 38 former students have sued Yeshiva University, alleging they were sexually abused by three rabbis and other school staff from the mid-1950s until 1986. Read more

Dive in for your share of $60K

Dive in for your share of $60K

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 3:51 pm

Jumpstart Shark Tank, powered by JCA, is gearing up for its biggest pitch event yet with $60,000 on offer for the most innovative social-purpose initiatives that directly impact the local Sydney Jewish community. Read more

A Fidler aft Dakh

A Fidler aft Dakh

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 5:42 pm

Fiddler on the Roof, one of the most renowned musicals of all time, will premiere at the Sydney Opera House in an award-winning production performed entirely in Yiddish. Read more

Amazon launches Hebrew website for sellers

Amazon launches Hebrew website for sellers

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 3:05 pm

Amazon officially announced the opening of a Hebrew website for vendors and is pushing for Israeli companies to join the service. Read more

Yeshivah Centre has not renewed Rabbi Zvi Telsner’s contract

Yeshivah Centre has not renewed Rabbi Zvi Telsner’s contract

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre has not renewed Rabbi Zvi Telsner’s contract and the rabbi who was a key figure at the 2013 Royal Commission hearing into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is no longer employed by CIVL. Read more

New report reveals teaching religion in our schools reduces extremism

New report reveals teaching religion in our schools reduces extremism

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 9:56 am

Religious Education in schools can strengthen multi-culturalism and reduce extremism in our wider communities, according to a new report. Read more

NSTE welcomes Rabbi Clebaner

NSTE welcomes Rabbi Clebaner

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 8:48 am

Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel Board of Directors and Senior Rabbi Nicole Roberts have welcomed Rabbi Misha Clebaner as Rabbi and Director of the Meah Hebrew & Religion School program for Years K-6. Read more

Budapest plays host to 15thEuropean Maccabi Games

Budapest plays host to 15thEuropean Maccabi Games

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 8:37 am

The Hungarian Jewish Community were ecstatic to welcome almost 3,000 athletes from 42 countries as they played host to the European Maccabi Games. Read more

UIA says thank you

UIA says thank you

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 5:38 pm

The United Israel Appeal Victoria has held its annual Volunteers Thank You Dinner for 120 guests. Read more

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Budapest plays host to 15thEuropean Maccabi Games

Budapest plays host to 15thEuropean Maccabi Games

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 8:37 am

The Hungarian Jewish Community were ecstatic to welcome almost 3,000 athletes from 42 countries as they played host to the European Maccabi Games. Read more

Finals beckoning for Maccabi women

Finals beckoning for Maccabi women

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:25 pm

It has been a huge season for Sydney’s Maccabi Seniors Women’s AAW5 team, as the finals draw near. Read more

Sydney Athlete to Serve Commonwealth Games

Sydney Athlete to Serve Commonwealth Games

Monday, July 29, 2019 at 5:50 pm

Sydneysider Matt Levy has been confirmed as a co-chair of the Athlete Advisory Group (AAG).

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Israel’s under-20 basketball team takes home European title for second year in a row

Israel’s under-20 basketball team takes home European title for second year in a row

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 2:58 pm

The Israel under-20 men’s basketball team defeated Spain 92-84 to win its second consecutive European championship. Read more

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On the other hand

On the other hand

Another week with more drama as Israel winds up to elections again on 17 September. Read more

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison, the celebrated, black, American novelist and Nobel Prize winner for literature, died recently. She was a moving exponent of Black life and culture and chronicler and of the suffering of Black Americans. But she had a blind spot when it came to Jews and Israel. She was a holocaust revisionist and anti-Zionist. So I am re-blogging something I wrote concerning her in 2016. Read more

Theatre of the absurd

Theatre of the absurd

We have experienced acts of absurdity this past week so ludicrous as to defy any sort of logical explanation. Read more

Getting to the bottom of a tragic ‘disloyalty’

Getting to the bottom of a tragic ‘disloyalty’

There appears to be no limit to the sheer stupidity and reflexive malice with which people misrepresent what U.S. President Donald Trump has just said. Read more

Meet Rob Schneider

Meet Rob Schneider

Meet Rob Schneider, a conservationist, businessman and Community Leader, is now CEO of Australian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Read more

The implosion of American Jewry

The implosion of American Jewry

Over the past decade, the Jewish establishment leadership in America – with the exception of the Orthodox, the Zionist Organization of America, and other small groups – has failed to speak up in defence of Israel and imposed a curtain of silence. Read more

Israel announces August BDS Ambition Tour (one true satire)

Israel announces August BDS Ambition Tour (one true satire)

In response to the furore unleashed by the Israeli government’s decision to block entry to two U.S. congresswomen, a hastily produced tour of the Jewish state has been announced. Read more

Lux: a book review by Aviva Kipen

Lux: a book review by Aviva Kipen

For millennia unembroidered biblical and post-biblical stories were elaborated and embellished in the oral tradition that was finally committed to writing following the destruction of the Second Temple. Read more

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The future of energy

The future of energy

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 12:34 pm

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel will appear in conversation with Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins  at Emanuel Synagogue where they will discuss  The Future of Energy. Read more

Reliable Material

Reliable Material

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:01 am

Relatable Material marks the debut of Jewish comedian Robyn Reynolds and fellow comic Chris Nguyen,… who are also a couple. Read more

Volunteers wanted

Volunteers wanted

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 11:14 pm

The Australian Jewish Historical Society based within the Sydney Jewish Museum is looking for volunteers to help with specific projects as the Society continues to move from paper preservation of documents to the digital age. Read more

Sacred music festival for Emanuel

Sacred music festival for Emanuel

Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 1:12 am

Saturday 7th September is the opening night of the 2019 Sydney Sacred Music Festival and will see this popular festival of World Music come to Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for the first time. Read more

Courage to Care to visit Warragul

Courage to Care to visit Warragul

Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 12:42 am

Courage to Care brings important messages to Victorians, in particular, secondary school students, through a free travelling program and interactive multimedia exhibition. Next stop Warragul. Read more

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UIA NewGen Trivia Night

UIA NewGen Trivia Night

Over 150 supporters attended UIA NSW NewGen (18-25) Committee Trivia night in Sydney. Read more

Melbourne teens attend US summer leadership camp

Melbourne teens attend US summer leadership camp

Six Jewish teens from Melbourne public schools have recently returned from a three-week-long camp in Pennsylvania, USA where they represented the United Jewish Education Board at the B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation International Leadership Training Conference.

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Northern Territory sister school students visit Emanuel

Northern Territory sister school students visit Emanuel

A very special group of nine children and four teachers from Jilkminggan School, Emanuel’s sister school in the Northern Territory, recently made the long journey to Sydney for a week-long visit. Read more

Emanuel School student receives prestigious award

Emanuel School student receives prestigious award

Adam Riesel, a Year 12 student at Sydney’s Emanuel School is one of 25 students Australia-wide to receive the prestigious John Lincoln Youth Community Service Award for his outstanding community service and regular participation in events designed to provide much-needed resources, support or funds for research. Read more

Emanuel School students engineer their way to space

Emanuel School students engineer their way to space

Connecting to the upcoming National Science Week celebrations and complementing the school’s established innovation strategy, Sydney’s Emanuel School hosted ex-NASA JPL Engineer, now Amazon Lab126 Product Engineer, Christine Fuller. Read more

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