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Bye Bye Bibi

Bye Bye Bibi

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara have left Australia following a five-day visit to Sydney. Read more

New Holocaust exhibition for Sydney Jewish Museum

New Holocaust exhibition for Sydney Jewish Museum

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm

The Sydney Jewish Museum has opened its new permanent Holocaust exhibition, after over five years of community consultations, academic research, curation and creative development. Read more

Shabbat with Malcolm

Shabbat with Malcolm

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5:44 pm

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy will host Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for a Shabbat meal following the Israeli’s Prime Minister’s meetings with Bill Shorten and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Read more

Antisemitism on parade

Antisemitism on parade

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 3:25 pm

An eclectic crowd of people gathered outside Sydney Town Hall on Thursday evening to protest the visit to Australia of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

Photo Gallery:    Prime Minister’s lunch for Benjamin Netanyahu

Photo Gallery: Prime Minister’s lunch for Benjamin Netanyahu

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Did you attend the lunch for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull?  A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Meet Ben Nitay – he has been big news in Australia this week

Meet Ben Nitay – he has been big news in Australia this week

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:07 am

28-yr-old economic consultant Ben Nitay has been questioned about the Israel-Palestine conflict…and his answers will surprise you. Read more

Netanyahu: joint statement with Malcolm Turnbull

Netanyahu: joint statement with Malcolm Turnbull

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 9:18 am

Prime Ministers Malcolm Turnbull and Benjamin Netanyahu have a joint statement following their talks in Sydney. Read more

A half hour on their own

A half hour on their own

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:56 am

Sara Netanyahu and Lucy Turnbull took time out of their busy schedule accompanying husbands Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, to share a coffee in a kosher café in Sydney. Read more

Gift of Life desperately seeking donors

Gift of Life desperately seeking donors

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:41 am

At this very moment eight Jewish blood cancer patients including two babies are in desperate need of unrelated matching blood stem cell transfusions. Read more

Netanyahu: Meet the Cabinet

Netanyahu: Meet the Cabinet

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:02 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attended a meeting with many members of Australian Prime Minister’s Cabinet at which he called for an increase on trade between Australia and Israel. Read more

Netanyahu: Bibi goes to Moriah

Netanyahu: Bibi goes to Moriah

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm

Some of Australia’s youngest Jewish students were fortunate enough to witness history in the making, warmly welcoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Moriah College in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Read more

Connections to Indigenous Diggers of WWI

Connections to Indigenous Diggers of WWI

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:14 pm

The Australian Jewish community has connections to Indigenous communities that go back to pivotal events in WWI.

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Course at Melton in March

Course at Melton in March

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In a series of articles, Melton teachers will discuss the fascinating courses they will be teaching in March. Read more

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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

Maccabi Mentorship Program gives young people a chance to give back

Maccabi Mentorship Program gives young people a chance to give back

Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:15 pm

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

Puterflam’s rise provides a example for all Maccabi youth

Puterflam’s rise provides a example for all Maccabi youth

Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1:53 pm

At age 23, Michael Puterflam has become Maccabi NSW’s youngest ever board member. His swift ascension through the organisation’s ranks is a tale which heeds a number of important lessons for the next generation of Maccabi youngsters. Read more

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What is the relationship between Mordechai and Esther?

What is the relationship between Mordechai and Esther?

..and other Purim questions – answered By Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

Background: The new agreement between Australia and Israel

Background: The new agreement between Australia and Israel

The new R&D agreement signed during the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Australia between the Israeli government and the federal administration in Australia is expected to strengthen economic ties between the two countries and enable companies from Israel and Australia to receive funding for joint projects in research and development. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

This week’s cartoon from Feintooner… Read more

Australia and Singapore: a breath of fresh air

Australia and Singapore: a breath of fresh air

Compared to the malodorous emissions emanating from northern hemisphere sources the clear and level headed expressions of support from Australian and Singaporean leaders make a refreshing change…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Palestine: Netanyahu Needs To Expose PLO Hoax

Palestine: Netanyahu Needs To Expose PLO Hoax

The first visit to Australia by a sitting Israeli Prime Minister – Benjamin Netanyahu – has been preceded by a statement signed by 65 prominent Australians on the initiative of the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network. Read more

Danby responds to Hawke article in the Australian Financial Review

Danby responds to Hawke article in the Australian Financial Review

Bob Hawke is a respected former Labor PM (AFR 13.2.2017) but he has incorrectly elevated Israeli settlements in the West Bank as the major barrier to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Read more

How to become Jewish…ask the rabbi

How to become Jewish…ask the rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers question on Judaism including why black is associated with bereavement. Read more

A journalist’s blind view of Israel

A journalist’s blind view of Israel

Fairfax Media’s Chief Political Correspondent Mark Kenny’s opinion piece “The West’s blind support for Israel has done it no favours” appears in both the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. The word “blind” in the headline is an apt description of Kenny’s views when it comes to Israel…writes Simon Plosker/Honest Reporting. Read more

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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

Kosher Theatresports: more laughs than you could poke a shtick at!

Kosher Theatresports: more laughs than you could poke a shtick at!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:09 am

In what was the closest finish ever seen in 22 years of Kosher Theatresports at Sydney’s Bondi Pavilion Theatre. Read more

Information evening at Montefiore

Information evening at Montefiore

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2:03 pm

Sydney’s Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home recently hosted a community information evening at its Randwick Campus in an open forum to help address some of the complex questions it receives in relation to the provision of aged care services.  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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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

They’re back!

They’re back!

Taglit-Birthright Israel winter buses are back! Read more

Holidays don’t stop JNF

Holidays don’t stop JNF

While most are taking a well deserved break,  not even the holidays will stop the JNF Education Shaliach, Yigal Nisell, from bringing the message of Israel and Zionism to Jewish youth. Read more

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