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L’Shana Tova  from J-Wire

L’Shana Tova from J-Wire

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm

J-Wire wishes its Jewish readers around the world a wonderful year to come and thanks for your support for the year just finishing. Read more

Sydney Beth Din at odds with The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies

Sydney Beth Din at odds with The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm

At their monthly plenum in  Sydney this week, The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies overwhelmingly passed a resolution last night in favour of same sex marriage, approximately 99-1. Read more

Teaching the younger generation to deal with hate speech

Teaching the younger generation to deal with hate speech

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12:13 pm

NSW Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams has launched the website, Remove Hate from the Debate, which hosts positive tools and techniques to help young people identify hate speech and understand how to best respond.  Read more

Rosh Hashanah greeting from NSW leaders

Rosh Hashanah greeting from NSW leaders

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10:32 am

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and other NSW politicians send Rosh Hashanah messages. Read more

A Rosh Hashanah message from Australia’s ambassador to Israel

A Rosh Hashanah message from Australia’s ambassador to Israel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 9:55 am

Ambassador Chris Cannan is about to experience his first Rosh Hashanah in Israel. He sends a message to J-Wire readers. Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly…”our great allies Down Under”

Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly…”our great allies Down Under”

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 9:49 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has addressed the General Assembly at United Nations on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. Read more

A video Rosh Hashanah message from President Reuven Rivlin

A video Rosh Hashanah message from President Reuven Rivlin

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:30 am

In his message, the President noted the importance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as a time for reflection and soul-searching, and of the obligation to consider others, and our relationships with other people. Read more

AIJAC hosts Israeli Labor MK Merav Michaeli

AIJAC hosts Israeli Labor MK Merav Michaeli

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:26 am

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) recently hosted Israeli Knesset Member Merav Michaeli at a Sydney luncheon attended by leading media, political and trade union figures. Read more

Polish nationalist leader denounces anti-Semitism, lauds Israel

Polish nationalist leader denounces anti-Semitism, lauds Israel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:05 am

The head of Poland’s right-wing nationalist Law and Justice Party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, denounced anti-Semitism Monday and lauded the “great state” of Israel during a ceremony commemorating Polish citizens who protected the country’s Jews during the Nazi Holocaust. Read more

A Rosh Hashanah message from Richard Di Natale

A Rosh Hashanah message from Richard Di Natale

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 5:15 am

On behalf of the Australian Greens, I would like to wish a warm Shanah Tovah to everyone welcoming in the Jewish New Year this week…writes Richard Di Natale. Read more

ZFA policial seminar in Parliament House

ZFA policial seminar in Parliament House

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

The Zionist Federation of Australia has held its inaugural Political Seminar in Canberra.  Read more

Netanyahu ahead of his talks with Trump

Netanyahu ahead of his talks with Trump

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoke in New York ahead of  his talks with US President Donald Trump. Read more

Rosh Hashanah greetings from the ZFA

Rosh Hashanah greetings from the ZFA

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 1:17 pm

A Rosh Hashanah message from the Zionist Federation of Australia president Dr Danny Lamm. Read more

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A surprise award for Matt

A surprise award for Matt

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

Sydneysider Matt Levy has been named the best male athlete among the world’s Jewish athletes competing in the 20th Maccabiah Games. Read more

A great result for Maccabiah cyclists

A great result for Maccabiah cyclists

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm

Cycling captain Sean Bloch beamed that he ‘couldn’t have asked for a better result’ after his amazing team picked up four more medals at the 20th Maccabiah Friday’s road race, backing up their fine time trial results. Read more

Maccabiah proves an opportunity for Jordi Swibel

Maccabiah proves an opportunity for Jordi Swibel

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:06 pm

To Jordi Swibel, football is life. The young Sydneysider trains daily, sometimes twice, in the hope of one day making the world game his career – and thanks to the Maccabiah Games, he has a big opportunity to do so. Read more

Barak’s big day – Paralympian finally breaks through for a medal at fourth Maccabiah.

Barak’s big day – Paralympian finally breaks through for a medal at fourth Maccabiah.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:01 am

It has been four Maccabiah Games without medal success and four long years for table tennis star Barak Mizrachi in search of redemption from an opportunity missed last time here. Read more

Features and Articles

The Crikey fish stinks from the head

The Crikey fish stinks from the head

It is old fashioned bigotry to assert that Australia’s six Jewish MP’s are disloyal to Australia. This is what the anti-Israel online publication Crikey alleged in an article by its veteran writer Guy Rundle a couple of weeks ago…writes Michael Danby. Read more

IDF: Israel prepared to ‘neutralise’ Hezbollah with ‘overwhelming’ force in next war

IDF: Israel prepared to ‘neutralise’ Hezbollah with ‘overwhelming’ force in next war

Despite the raging civil war to Israel’s north and east in Syria, the Jewish state’s northern border has remained precariously quiet over the last decade. No stranger to looming threats, Israeli officials are planning and ready for several worst-case scenarios in the north as Iran and its terror proxy Hezbollah continue to forge their stranglehold on the region…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Facing a challenging new year

Facing a challenging new year

We enter Rosh Hashanah 5778 with conflicting emotions…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

Shana Tova from Feintooner… Read more

Big Man, Little God?…asks Rabbi Raymond Apple

Big Man, Little God?…asks Rabbi Raymond Apple

A Rosh Hashanah feature. Read more

King Abdullah’s dethronement threatens Jordan-Israel two-state solution

King Abdullah’s dethronement threatens Jordan-Israel two-state solution

A conference in Jerusalem next month proposing a plan (“Plan”) involving the dethronement of Jordan’s King Abdullah threatens any attempt by Jordan and Israel to peacefully apportion – between their respective States – sovereignty in Judea and Samaria – called the West Bank since 1950 – and Gaza (“Disputed Territories”)…writes David Singer. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

From here on earth to outer space, Israel continues to achieve great things benefitting not only its own citizens but humanity as a whole. Read more

Achievements and challenges…writes Michael Kuttner

Achievements and challenges…writes Michael Kuttner

As we approach the High Holyday Festivals it is worthwhile to assess the achievements of the past year and the challenges looming in front of us for the year ahead. Read more

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A new kid on the block…and a big one too

A new kid on the block…and a big one too

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Sydney’s  Kashrut Authority has granted a Kosher licence to the International Convention Centre at the rebuilt exhibition space Darling Harbour. Read more

Kangarusski screens ‘Stateless’

Kangarusski screens ‘Stateless’

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm

Kangarusski held a screening of the documentary ‘Stateless’ for the Russian Speaking Jewish Community at the Jewish Folk Centre in Sydney. Read more

Making friends

Making friends

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:41 am

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has held its third Jewish-African Friendship Dinner. Read more

Housing for Jewish Seniors

Housing for Jewish Seniors

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm

B’nai B’rith Retirement Villages (BBRV) have responded to increasing demand for affordable accommodation for seniors by purchasing an existing apartment block in Sydney’s vibrant Double Bay.

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Intern presents special book to the Jewish Holocaust Centre

Intern presents special book to the Jewish Holocaust Centre

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 10:33 am

Newly arrived Austrian Intern at the Melbourne Jewish Holocaust Centre, 19-year-old, Julius Sevcik has  presenting an autobiography by Austria’s oldest living Holocaust survivor, Marko Feingold, to staff at the JHC. Read more

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Teens bake cookies

Teens bake cookies

Around 200 teens from seven Sydney schools have baked 5000 honey cookies for Rosh Hashanah at Our Big Kitchen.

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Building Bridges through Interfaith at Scopus

Building Bridges through Interfaith at Scopus

As part of the ‘Building Bridges through Interfaith Dialogue’ program, Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College hosted 114 students from several different faith schools.

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Aussie madrichim spend summer in the Arava

Aussie madrichim spend summer in the Arava

The Australia Arava Partnership in collaboration with the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) initiated a new project to enhance the connection between Australia the Arava. Read more

Sydney students visit to East Timor

Sydney students visit to East Timor

Thirteen Emanuel School students have recently visited East Timor where they spent 11 days teaching English. Read more

E-Zone provides a look into the future

E-Zone provides a look into the future

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s annual careers event E-Zone attended by Years 11 and 12 students, showcased a variety of careers and career paths. Read more

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