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Nazi memorabilia on sale in Canberra

Nazi memorabilia on sale in Canberra

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm

A Canberra auction house has come under fire for offering for sale Nazi memorabilia. Read more

Melbourne’s UIA Gala Dinner

Melbourne’s UIA Gala Dinner

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm

550 donors recently filled Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Savoy Ballroom to capacity for the UIA Gala Dinner featuring international guest speakers Colonel Richard Kemp and Lieutenant Colonel Chezy Deutsch. Read more

New Yorker article compares Jews to dogs

New Yorker article compares Jews to dogs

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 8:29 am

The B’nai Brith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has today expressed strong reservations about an essay in The New Yorker magazine by actor and comedienne Lena Dunham in which she compares her Jewish boyfriend to a dog and employs offensive and insulting stereotypes about Jews and money. Read more

The Road to Realisation

The Road to Realisation

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:25 pm

More than 180 people attended at the AGM of Sydney’s Hakoah Club despite there being no election and were “walked through” the Hakoah proposal for the redevelopment plans of the White City site. Read more

Red Rattler: Apology accepted

Red Rattler: Apology accepted

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:11 am

A Sydney theatre which refused to consider a booking from a Jewish organisation has apologised…and the apology has been accepted. Read more

Dear Malcolm, Dear Mark

Dear Malcolm, Dear Mark

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Mark Leibler was the president of the Zionist Council of Victoria in 1983 when Malcolm Fraser lost the prime ministership to Bob Hawke… Read more

Watch your rhetoric

Watch your rhetoric

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:44 pm

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has stated its position on the use of rhetoric invoking the Nazi Party. Read more

JNF Victoria has shared presidency

JNF Victoria has shared presidency

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:11 am

Michael Carp will become Co-President of JNF Victoria together with Simone Szalmuk-Singer, the current Victorian President. Read more

TV duo receive two Logies nominations

TV duo receive two Logies nominations

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:37 am

Sydney-based Mint Pictures, run by Dan Goldberg and Adam Kay, has received two nominations for the Logies.

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Pesach recipes: a link to the past

Pesach recipes: a link to the past

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 6:22 am

Does memory have a taste? Anyone who has tried to replicate their favourite family dishes without a recipe will tell you it does. Read more

Red Rattler apologises

Red Rattler apologises

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:33 pm

A Sydney theatre which refused to offer its facilities to a Jewish group saying that the organisation “does not support colonialism/Zionism” has apologised to the applicant. Read more

Preparing for ANZAC

Preparing for ANZAC

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:31 pm

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Victor Dominello has met with representatives of the NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Service Men and Women at the Great Synagogue in Sydney. Read more

Meeting and eating

Meeting and eating

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7:38 pm

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) have celebrated Harmony Day by co-hosting a Jewish – Muslim Friendship Dinner.  Read more

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Ask the Rabbi about Pesach

Ask the Rabbi about Pesach

Rabbi Raymond Apple writes about the ten plagues, chametz and the invisible Seder guest… Read more

Melbourne YoungUIA events

Melbourne YoungUIA events

Over the UIA Victoria campaign period, YoungUIA held a couple of successful events. Read more

A Trying Subject…writes Emily Gian

A Trying Subject…writes Emily Gian

In medieval England, a separate court was established with the purpose of providing redress for people in a fair and just manner. Read more

Sour Grapes and Bitter Herbs…writes Michael Kuttner

Sour Grapes and Bitter Herbs…writes Michael Kuttner

In the aftermath of the Israeli elections we are witnessing an unprecedented outpouring of bilious blathering from dismayed local and foreign sources. Read more

Breaking the 18-minute rule…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

Breaking the 18-minute rule…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

In just over a week we will celebrate Passover, which begins with the Pesach Seder. One of the important Mitzvot of the Seder is the eating of Shmura Matzah. Read more

Yehuda Avner: Isi Leibler remembers

Yehuda Avner: Isi Leibler remembers

When Yehuda Avner passed away this week, aged 86, Israel lost a noble citizen whose entire life was devoted to serving the Jewish state and the Jewish people. Read more

Palestine: Words Matter – But Their Meaning Matters More

Palestine: Words Matter – But Their Meaning Matters More

“Words matter” – White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters this week…writes David Singer. Read more

Israel, not Netanyahu, is the ultimate target…writes Ben Cohen

Israel, not Netanyahu, is the ultimate target…writes Ben Cohen

There is no world leader more hated by bien-pensant liberals in the West than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

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Dec-10 for one year – Sydney:  Signs of Life

Dec-10 for one year – Sydney: Signs of Life

The Sydney Jewish Museum presents its collection of Family letters and postcards of the Holocaust

Mar-12 to Apr-26   Melbourne:    An exhibition from Yad Vashem

Mar-12 to Apr-26 Melbourne: An exhibition from Yad Vashem

Muslim Albanians who saved Jews during the Holocaust  – an exhibition at the Jewish Holocaust Centre. Read more

Mar-29   Melbourne:   The Shuk – Israel Program Fair

Mar-29 Melbourne: The Shuk – Israel Program Fair

The Zionist Federation of Australia in conjunction with the Jewish Agency showcases its scheduled programs in Israel… Read more

Mar-30   2:00pm   SBS1-TV:   Auschwitz On My Mind

Mar-30 2:00pm SBS1-TV: Auschwitz On My Mind

The Journey of Roy, a 17-year-old Israeli teenager, trying to win the affection of a girl from his class while they both travel in Poland with their school between Holocaust memorials and death camps. Read more

Apr-09   4:00am   SBS1-TV:   Elusive Justice

Apr-09 4:00am SBS1-TV: Elusive Justice

At the end of World War Two, the Allies pledged to prosecute and punish the architects of genocide. Read more

Apr-21   Melbourne:   Yom Hazikaron

Apr-21 Melbourne: Yom Hazikaron

Commemorate Yom Hazikaron…a no charge event Read more

Apr-22 and 23   Melbourne:   Yom Ha’atzmaut Concert and Family Festival

Apr-22 and 23 Melbourne: Yom Ha’atzmaut Concert and Family Festival

Join in Israel’s 67th birthday celebrations in Melbourne. Read more

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Maccabi selections for  the JCC Games

Maccabi selections for the JCC Games

Maccabi Australia congratulates the following athletes on their selection to represent Australia at the upcoming JCC Games being held in Dallas and Miami in July this year. Read more

South Africa’s Chief Rabbi visits Moriah

South Africa’s Chief Rabbi visits Moriah

Rabbi Warren Goldstein, the South African rabbi behind the Shabbat Project, has visited Sydney’s Moriah College. Read more

Blood brothers – and sisters

Blood brothers – and sisters

A team of eight Moriah College Year 11 students has reached the International finals of a prestigious Future Problem Solving Competition.  Read more

Heading for Dallas

Heading for Dallas

Eight young Maccabi NSW basketballers have been selected to compete at the JCC Maccabi Games in Dallas, Texas in August. Read more

Refugee Awareness Day at Mount Scopus

Refugee Awareness Day at Mount Scopus

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College Year 10 students have participated in Refugee Awareness Day. Read more

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UIA Victoria – Seniors’ Afternoon Tea

UIA Victoria – Seniors’ Afternoon Tea

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm

UIA Victoria’s recently hosted a  community afternoon tea for seniors..were you there? A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Special helping hands

Special helping hands

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:38 am

Josh Ferenbach and Ruthie Ben-Danan from Access Inc, recently worked in the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University-Vic office assisting with a bulk mail-out. Read more

At sea with the COA

At sea with the COA

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:16 am

Sydney’s COA has taken to the water for a Senior’s Week Cruise on Sydney Harbour. Read more

Women Taking Action to Stop Domestic Violence

Women Taking Action to Stop Domestic Violence

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:57 am

Being proactive in tackling sexual assault and domestic violence is the focus of this year’s Status of Women Program run by National Council of Jewish Women (NCJWA) NSW. Read more

A visit to Wolper

A visit to Wolper

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Ahead of this weekend’s NSW State election, Liberal MP Gabrielle Upton took time out to tour Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital. Read more

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